Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Plastic Bag Flowers

Super cute flowers you can make with plastic bags and use for so many things!  Decorate your shoes, jewelry, home, scrapbook, cards...possibilities are endless!  Awesome tutorial from Family Chic:

A plastic bag is cut into strips to create this plastic bag bow – a green way to wrap a gift.
Ready for giving – a bottle of wine is placed in a simple linen bag and wrapped with my easy to make bag bow.
You'll need a bloom loom – available at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for about $4.00. These are traditionally used for making yarn flowers – which I love to do too. However, I couldn't resist giving it a try with a different material and I discovered that plastic bags work really well too.
You can use any brightly colored plastic shopping bag or newspaper bag. Begin by making a few cuts up the side and across the bottom of the bag so that you have a flat sheet of plastic. Then cut your sheet into one-inch wide strips.
Make one long strip of plastic by tying the ends of each strip together. Make sure to trim any extra plastic from the knots to make them as unnoticeable as possible. Follow bloom loom instructions and use plastic as you would use yarn. It is really quite simple – I can make one of these in under 5 minutes.

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