Thursday, June 21, 2007

WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE SHOPPING BAGS

TREE HUGGER - What to do with all those plastic bags that seem to be just hanging around everywhere? One idea that seems to be a hit amongst the DIY and creative arty crowd is to fuse various plastic bags together and make fabric out of them. The basic process is to iron the plastic bags, with a sheet of baking paper between iron and plastic, until two or more sheets fuse together. Sound easy - well in theory it is, but it takes a little practice to get the timing and heat just right. Once you have it down, you can start experimenting with colors and patterns, using the plastic bag labels as decoration. And then you cut, sew, glue or whatever the plastic fabric together to make all manner of things.

PLASTIC BAG WALLET