Most retail stores, I’ve found, rely heavily on the use of plastic bags. While supermarkets seem to be heading in the direction of cloth bags and bins, the rest of the retail world seems to be lagging behind. As a result, it’s easy for me to end up with bags full of other plastic bags taking up awkward and valuable space in my kitchen cabinet.
So, in my continuing quest to find ways to be creative with things that would otherwise be trash, I scanned the internet to see what I might do with these bags. I found my answer on the Etsy website and the result is the photo you see below – a messenger bag made completely from old plastic bags that have been fused together to form a very strong and waterproof fabric.
The process of fusing the bags together was fairly simple and the resulting bag looks like old worn leather. I don’t know it this can be considered art but it’s definitely crafty and I had a lot of fun making it. To try this project yourself, see the tutorial at ETSY-LABS.