Fused Plastic Bags and Accessories

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Introduction: Fused Plastic Bags and Accessories

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.

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    16 Discussions

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    moonflower8
    moonflower8

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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...)

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    snowbeach13
    snowbeach13

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    recycle-girl
    recycle-girl

    10 years ago on Introduction

    This stuff is really cool!!! I wish you would tell everyone how to do it :(

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    eclipsed
    eclipsed

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I do tell how to do it, I have a whole tutorial posted. Check my other instructables.

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    amnesia92
    amnesia92

    10 years ago on Introduction

    these are really cool...u should add how u made them

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    eclipsed
    eclipsed

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I do have a whole tutorial on how to make them, check my other instructables.

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    ronmaggi
    ronmaggi

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Fantastic creations! I have been trying to think of what to upholster cardboard furniture with, and your fused plastic creations have given me inspiration.

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    Lizzie Chi
    Lizzie Chi

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I love your ideas! Gotta try the plastic fusing next (already knitted your christmas tree ;)

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    eclipsed
    eclipsed

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    sr1sws
    sr1sws

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Cool slide show. Any hints, tips, instructions for emulating your creations??? Steve

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    mouthwashninja

    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.

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    8bit
    8bit

    11 years ago on Introduction

    That is wonderful. I never knew such items could be so beautiful.