Thursday, 19 June 2008


Take three plastic carrier bags, an iron, a scrap of material and some thread. Put them all together and complete with original handle from bag. Voila!

It's very touchy feely. The reformed plastic tiles are quite strong but flexible. I guess you could use this technique for making all kinds of things - plastic bags which are durable, place mats for cats - there are endless possibilities. I like it!


Anonymous said...

I like that. How did you do it?

Claire said...

I cut the handle part off the carriers then laid them flat on sheets of paper. I placed another layer of paper over the top of them and then ironed them for a few seconds on a high heat. That was it. I was left with a big square of flexible plastic. Really quick and simple. The paper stuck in places as I just used plain paper - perhaps greaseproof or something like that would have been better.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting! I like the way that looks, quite modern. It would be fun to think up some uses for those tiles, and they look great.

I am so glad you finally had a plastic success, thanks for letting me know! I am going to put a link to this in the Unplugged Project-Plastic, Mr. Linky becasue it is such a great idea!