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I started fusing plastic bags in April 2007. Since then I have made a lot of items such as purses, tote bags, shopping bags, cosmetic pouches, and pencil cases. I am drawn to bags with great colors and graphics, and I especially like bags from foreign countries. I always like to bring back bags when I travel and I have had some generous friends in other countries send me bags. I also enjoy making appliques from different colored plastic bags, creating my own designs. Here is a sampling of some of my items made from fused plastic bags.
 
juneb4 years ago
wow! those colored plastic bags are so unique and beautiful! I wanna try making some this weekend.
moonflower85 years ago
Hey , wow , the black and blue bag with the heart is one white stripe away from being a Leather Pride flag.........very cool!  Seriously.(not sure if that was intentional...)
greenely5 years ago
Not just craft. Great designs!!
snowbeach135 years ago
I love the Old Bay bag! I'm from Maryland but live quite far from there now; your bag made me so happy! Where did you get the print for it?
This stuff is really cool!!! I wish you would tell everyone how to do it :(
eclipsed (author)  recycle-girl5 years ago
I do tell how to do it, I have a whole tutorial posted. Check my other instructables.
amnesia926 years ago
these are really cool...u should add how u made them
eclipsed (author)  amnesia925 years ago
I do have a whole tutorial on how to make them, check my other instructables.
ronmaggi6 years ago
Fantastic creations! I have been trying to think of what to upholster cardboard furniture with, and your fused plastic creations have given me inspiration.
Lizzie Chi6 years ago
I love your ideas! Gotta try the plastic fusing next (already knitted your christmas tree ;)
eclipsed (author)  Lizzie Chi6 years ago
Thanks but...I don't think I have a knitted christmas tree project? I have a silver mirror-y christmas tree but there's no knitting in it.
sr1sws6 years ago
Cool slide show. Any hints, tips, instructions for emulating your creations??? Steve
eclipsed (author)  sr1sws6 years ago
I have added a tutorial on fusing plastic
eclipsed (author)  sr1sws6 years ago
I have a bunch of tips and tricks on my blog
http://mooneatsun.blogspot.com/2007/09/fused-plastic-bags-tutorial.html
but it's not in step by step form. I guess there might be room for yet another fusing tutorial! I need to take some more step by step pictures and then I will publish it here.
I love fusing plastic bags to make things! :D I usually go to the mall where the different stores have bright colors (as opposed to grocery). The look at me weird when I ask for a couple of bags, but usually give them to me anyway. I have a friend who loves Sprite, so for her birthday I got a bunch of sprite bottles and peeled the plastic off the label to make her a plastic fused Sprite bag.
8bit6 years ago
That is wonderful. I never knew such items could be so beautiful.