15 Surprisingly Incredible Ways To Reuse Plastic Bags

Diply 28 Mar 2018

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind, wanting to start again? Well my friends, those plastic bags can definitely get a new start with all these amazing ways to reuse them!

If you grocery shop often, you've probably got quite the collection of plastic bags growing under your sink. That's where I keep all the bags that I've been accumulating (despite also having a huge collection of reusable bags, too. *sigh*).

Anyway, my point is that I have a lot of plastic bags in my house. I usually use them as mini garbage bags, but there's actually a lot of amazing things you can do with the bags to recycle them instead.

1. Use Plastic Bags To Cushion Goods When Moving

Likehacker | Likehacker

Bubble wrap is great fun, but it's also kind of expensive. Plastic bags make a great alternative to ensure your breakable goods stay in place.

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2. Stuff A Pillowcase With Plastic Bags

Mama Ging | Mama Ging

If your pillows are more for style than comfort, this might be the hack for you! Plastic bags are an easy and cheap way to fluff it up.

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3. Braid Strips Of Plastic Bags Into Jump Rope

Childhood List | Childhood List

This DIY is so cool! I would never have thought to use plastic bags to create a jump rope. Not only is it environmentally friendly, it's so fun!

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4. Protect Ripe Fruit From Animals And The Elements

Grow Eat | Grow Eat

If you've got ripe fruit out on a tree but you're not quite ready to pick it, you can cover it with plastic bags to protect it from hungry mouths.

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5. Crochet A Pair Of Plastic Sandals

Craftster | mleak

It's almost hard to believe that these sandals are actually made out of plastic bags! These would be perfect for a day at the beach.

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6. Cover Your Side-View Mirrors With Plastic Bags

Detailing World | Detailing World

This hack is great for the winter months. If you cover your mirrors with the plastic bags, you won't have to scrape all the ice off them!

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7. Put A Plastic Bag Over Your Paint Tray

2 Little Superheroes | 2 Little Superheroes

Looking for an easy way to clean up when you're painting your house? This is a hack my mom taught me years ago, and it definitely works!

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8. Turn A Plastic Bag Into A Kite

Alanna George | Alanna George

This hack definitely seems too good to be true, but I can see how it might work! I used to fly kites as a kid, and they're not cheap. This is much better than the newspaper one I tried to DIY once.

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9. Use Plastic Bags To Make A Tutu

Rachael Rabbit | Rachael Rabbit

At first, I thought this was a bit of a strange DIY, but then I realized how attached kids can get to certain things. It would not surprise me at all if this little girl asked specifically for a Target tutu.

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10. Weave A Plarn Rug

Thrifty Fun | Thrifty Fun

I love weaving yarns and other textiles, but I never would've thought to weave plastic bags, too! This would make an adorable AF bath mat in your bathroom.

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11. Fuse Plastic Bags To Make A Reusable Sandwich Wrap

Chica And Jo | Chica And Jo

The inside of this sandwich wrap is made out of fused plastic bags, which makes it easy to wash and absolutely reusable.

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12. Turn Plastic Bags Into Gorgeous Planters

Super Cyclers Sarego | Super Cyclers Sarego

Minimalism is totally in right now, and these planters definitely fit that vibe. I love that they keep the plastic bag texture, but give them a chic overhaul.

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13. Crochet Some Plarn Cushions

Pinterest | Pinterest

Plarn is what they call turning plastic into strips and then into balls, basically turning it into "plastic yarn." Then you can use a cushion pattern to make these!

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14. Crochet A Doily Clock

Creative Jewish Mom | Creative Jewish Mom

There is something about this clock that makes me so happy. It could be the color, the shape, or the fact that it's totally impressive that someone made this out of plastic bags. So cool!

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15. Create Plastic Bag Outdoor Lanterns

Matsutake Blog | Matsutake Blog

These beautiful hanging lanterns definitely don't look like they're made from plastic bags! They actually look pretty darn expensive. I'm so down for this DIY!

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Are you ready to make your own plastic bag DIYs?

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COMMENT to let us know which DIY projects you are going to be trying, and don't forget to SHARE with all of your friends!

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