Tuesday, March 18, 2014

How To Turn Plastic Bags Into Decorations

plastic bag decorations

Over the March Break I made a flower pot activity for my siblings as a gift to my mom. I was thinking about decoration I could make for the celebration of not being at school for the week and well honestly I only got as far as my bedroom. However this project still turned out great. I got to wake up to decorations. The best thing about this project is that I am recycling plastic bags. I know, plastic bags are bad I agree and honestly stores need a better way of getting rid of them. Now, if you are like me and forget from time to time to bring your environmental bags and come home with a plastic bag that you don't know what to do with them. How about using them as d├ęcor?

This is an inexpensive way to create decorations for any occasion. It looks great and it is extremely easy. After done, you can reuse and reuse over again. Awesome! Here is how I made my easy to plastic bag pom poms or flower balls.



Get a plastic bag. (recycle the ones you have please)

Fold in half

Fold again

Fold once again

Yup fold again

Fold for one last time

Get those party balloon ribbons or string.

Tie the sting or ribbon in the middle of the plastic bag (It should look almost like a bow tie)

Now cut from the end up towards to ribbon.

Repeat to the other side.

Once done, cut all the ends that have loops or fold overs

This is how it will look like at the end

The black Urban Planet bag turned out perfect because it was thicker plastic, 

I tried different plastic bags here that I had and made a pattern.

 The thin Dollarama bags turned out looking like a flower ball but I like that it give a pop of color.

The grey Walmart bag turned out very nice as well and

Add some streamers and you have yourself a party!
plastic bags recycle

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24 comments:

  1. Love, love, love this idea. Very creative.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time.

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    1. Thank you Emily. I had fun making these. I am glad that you enjoyed it.

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  3. I love the repurposing of plastic bags. I hate that they even exist, so using them for something creative is wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Your welcome, Thank you Lisa for stopping by and commenting. :)

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  4. Great way to reuse old plastic bags. Pinned to my recycling board. Visiting from Saturday Show=licious blog party.

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    1. Awesome! Thank you so much Erlene, for pinning, commenting and of course stopping by. :)

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  5. This is a great way to recycle those bags! Love it!

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    1. It was fun to make! Thank you Marti, for stopping by and commenting.

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  6. This is so clever. Pinning this! Love it.

    Thanks for linking up to Wordy Wednesday! :)

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    1. Thank you Carrie for pinning, commenting and stopping by! :D

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  7. I love a good repurposed project and am looking for decoration ideas for my daughter's upcoming graduation party. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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    1. Your welcome. I am glad you enjoyed this post. Thank you Susan for stopping by and commenting!

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  8. How very innovative! we love upcycling around here- will pin this for future inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much Clarissa and thank you for pinning this as well. Happy you liked it :)

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  9. What a fun and pretty way to recycle! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Your welcome Alison :) happy you enjoyed it

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  10. Love this idea for repurposing those plastic bags. I enjoyed seeing this fun project on the Merry Monday linkup! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa, happy you enjoyed this post Lisa.

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  11. I think making tissue flowers out of them would be cute too. Well minus the tissue paper, lol.
    Such a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing on Worthwhile Wednesdays!
    ~Allie http://THECRAFTIESTALLIE.BLOGSPOT.COM/

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    1. Yeah I agree, tissue paper would look cute as well :) Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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  12. Thanks for sharing this on Fabulous Friday, Great festive idea for party.
    Hugs
    Maria

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