Got lots of plastic bags? Turn them into a basket!
Got lots of plastic bags? Turn them into a basket!

There’s been a call to minimize the use of plastic bags. While most stores have started using paper or eco-friendly bags, there are still a lot left in most homes. If you’re one of them, here’s a bit of good news for you. Instead of throwing them away, you can easily turn them into a basket.

You can make it as big or as small as you want, depending on how you'll use it.
You can make it as big or as small as you want, depending on how you’ll use it.

These baskets may be used for different purposes, depending on how big you make them. There are basket plastic bags used as a hamper for soiled clothes. Others use them as shopping bags. You can also make small ones to hold fruit and vegetables.

This is a DIY recycling project that hits several birds with one stone. First, it promotes effective recycling. Second, it gives you something that is both beautiful and functional. And lastly, it’s good for the environment.

Get started on this project today and you’ll have plenty you can give some away as gifts.

Materials:

  • white thread
  • plastic bags of all types

Tools:

  • sewing needles (sharp/heavy duty ones work best)
  • a thimble

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Learn how to turn plastic bags into a basket by watching the video below…