Upcycling is one of my favorite hobbies. And if you're like me, then you have reusable grocery bags. But never remember to take them to the store. And now you have hundreds of plastic bags under your sink and in the plastic bag dispenser on the wall...
I've found great uses for these after you learn how to iron plastic.
Just iron (on the rayon setting) 8 sheets of plastic (one bag is two sheets) together, between to pieces of wax/parchment paper. Printer paper works, too. Iron continuously for about 15 seconds on each side. Make sure there are no bubbles. When you peel it away... Plastic fabric! You can sew it in your machine easily!
I've made an apron for my son to use while painting, a plastic bag dispenser (made out of plastic bags!) and my favorite... The upcycled reusable tote bag.
They're easy to make and get rid of bags quick. Family members will line up for these; making them great gifts.
Be sure to recycle any plastic scraps you have leftover the next time you go to the grocery store. Just drop it in the recycled bag bin. Every store usually has one by the exit.