Plastic Bag Crafts — 6 Upcycled Inspirations

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013

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A plastic bag rug? What about a plastic bag backpack? Put those piles of plastic grocery bags to good use in a creative and fun way. If you have a similar craft to share, please let us know in the comments below!

Plastic Bag Rug

To create this project, you'll weave your grocery bags — the more colors the better — through cut up pieces of garbage bags that act as an anchor. The weaving will take some time and effort, but the instructions in the tutorial are clear and detailed.
Ready to make your own plastic bag rug? Head over to ThriftyFun.
Plastic Bag Flowers

These plastic bag peonies will be a beautiful addition to your home. You'll need a few materials to create this project that you can pick up at your nearest craft store.
For more on this plastic bag craft, check out Silly Simple Living.
Plastic Bag Placemats

Give your dining room table some personality with fun placemats. Learn how to heat-fuse to create this project that will be a stepping stone for any future plastic bag crafts.
The step-by-step tutorial and video are available at RePlayGround.
Plastic Hanger

Let your winter coats hang on these braided hangers created with just four plastic bags. You can use either wire or plastic hangers, but be sure to read the tip in the directions.
Check out the tutorial for this plastic bag project at All Free Crafts.
Plastic Jump Rope

This project is a must-do if you have little ones. You'll need about a dozen plastic bags — the more pop of color, the better — to create this twisted, braided craft the kids will love playing with.
Check out the plastic bag craft how-to at A Childhood List.

Plastic Backpack

How adorable is this plastic bag backpack? A bright and fun decoration from a dollar store can be the main decoration. This project includes the art of fusing, which the tutorial has directions on how to do.
Get the tutorial at Dollar Store Crafts.

Photo credits (from top): A Childhood List, Thrifty Fun, Silly Simple Living, RePlayGround, All Free Crafts, A Childhood List, Dollar Store Crafts

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