Introduction: Trash Bag Fashoin
Have extra grocery bags laying around? Are you interested in fashion? Here's a step-by-step on how to turn your plastic trash into a fashionable dress! We are high school students and we will teach you a simple way to turn your TRASH INTO TREASURE!
Materials: 3 white trash bags, 2 clear trash bags, 10 grey plastic bags (grocery bags), old jewelry, old beads, old springs, fabric glue, hot glue, scissors
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Step 1: Making the Base
- Cut bottom of white trash bag off
- Put it around the manikin, singed part at the top and tie it tight (this will be the base for the dress)
- Staple the extra material in the back to make the dress tight
- Repeat for a second layer to make it more sturdy
Step 2: Adding Layers
- Repeat step one with a clear trash bag to finish off the base
*This step is optional, but helps to bring the base together by flattening wrinkles, and covering the yellow coloring of the singed top*
Step 3: Adding Cross Neckline
- To make the neck line, take another clear trash bag,
- Connect the two ends together and staple together (top of trash bag to bottom of trash bag)
- Put stapled trash bag around bust
- Twist into infinity loop
- Put front loop over the head, around the neck
- This should create a cross in front for the neck line
Step 4: Cutting Fringe
- Take your grey plastic bag and a pair of scissors
- Cut fringe out of bags that are about 3-4 inches long
- The fringed should be cut in the shape of a tall, thin isosceles triangle with a pointy tip
- You will need A LOT of these to create layers of fringe on your dress
- Avoid cutting out words, you want to make sure all of the fringe is solid grey
Step 5: Connecting Fringe
- Take fabric glue and apply it to the top end of the fringe pieces
- Attach fringe to dress starting at the bottom
- Put each row close together (the rows should cover entire front half of the dress)
- Fill up entire front of the dress with fringe except for the white cross neck line
Step 6: Adding Design
- Take old jewelry and get creative!
- This is an example of the decoration we added to the neck line with a combination of old jewelry, beads, and springs
- We attached our design to the dress with hot glue
- You can add any design you desire
Step 7: Finishing Touches
- Take a step back and examine your dress
- Are there places that need more fringe? Any falling off jewelry? Anything that needs to be glued down or cut off?
- If not, enjoy your dress and be proud of all your hard work!
- Congratulations! To transfer it to someone body, cut straight down the back and staple it together on the person. You turned plastic into fashion, you turned TRASH INTO TREASURE!
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