After I lugged in a carload of groceries I then had the task of putting all of the items up. I am pretty good about recycling plastic grocery bags by returning them to the store. Most grocery stores have a recycling container for plastic grocery bags located at the entrance. I, however, found some other ideas on /www.diylife.com by Brie Dyas you might like. I am still unsure about the purse!
If I hadn't been searching for alternate uses for grocery bags, I wouldn't have readily realized that this coaster was made from plastic sacks. To achieve this raffia-like texture, grocery bags are cut into strips and knotted together to create a type of yarn. (And there's even a special name for the stuff: Plarn.)
It's such a small complaint, but I really hate having to pay for a separate pillow insert when I buy pillow covers. And outdoor pillow inserts tend to be pricier than the standard size. Instead, stuff the new covers with plastic grocery bags.
Day #3: Bowls, Cups and Planters
To create watertight (and pretty indestructible) bowls, cups and planters, mold layers of plastic grocery bags around the object, then blast with a heat gun. Not as scary as it sounds, we promise.
Day #2: Faux Flowers
Whether you use a folding method or simply cut petals out of the bags, the resulting ethereal blooms are sure to please. We love them as gift toppers.
Day #1: Messenger Bag
Layers of grocery bags sewn together create this utilitarian-chic messenger tote. For a less quilted look, you can also bond the bags together with an iron to create a thin "fabric" that will resist tearing and staining.
Stay tuned for next week's Random Recast. What will it be? You'll have to stay tuned...