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Random Recast: Grocery Bags Day 3

Filed Under: Crafts, Storage & Organization, Know-How

In Random Recast, we find new ways to use ordinary things. This week: Plastic grocery bags.


Grocery bags can be sewn into bags and folded into flowers, but did you ever think you could make a bowl out of the plastic sacks? Sarah and Liane of Supercyclers discovered that it's possible to create water-tight bowls, cups and planters by gently heating grocery bags over objects. To do so, you'll need a heat gun, which is pretty easy to find at your local hardware store.

The ladies just have a word of caution before you get started: "There is a degree of plastic bag fumage, the worst lowest possible grade on the petrochemical chain, but you should never see actual smoke as you work. Wear a good quality respiratory face mask at all times and even [safety] glasses."

Gloves are also recommended, as you'll be able to really mold the grocery bags around the bowl or cup without worry. For complete instructions, visit the Supercyclers blog.

Want to catch up with this week's Random Recast? Check out...
Random Recast: Grocery Bags Day 2
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