20 February 2011


Yo Dawg, I heard you like plastic bags. So I put a plastic bag in a plastic bag made of plastic bags.

I needed a bin and I saw on Craftster that people do all sorts of things with fused plastic bags (you layer lots of plastic bags and iron them together) and I thought it would look cool to make a plastic bag out of plastic bags to put a plastic bag in (for your rubbish). 
I am of course one of the crazy bag ladies who never chucks a carrier bag away and so I had dozens and spent 3 X-Men movies (in a row) cutting, ironing and sewing together my new bin.

layering up and ironing together
sticking the two sides together
Voilà bin:
A bag of plastic bags in my plastic bag made of plastic bags...
I've just seen someone with a similar idea but better here and I can see my next recycling related project!


  1. I think it's genius, will save the planet, looks very cool etc. Now get on with those essays!

  2. more things should be made from old plastic bags imho

  3. What like:
    Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
    Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
    Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
    Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
    Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
    Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
    Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
    Silver white winters that melt into springs