Plastic Bag Curtains
This recycle project of ours all started with a challenge. I challenged my daughter to make something useful out of bags that we have an abundance of. She challenged me back and said I have to do it too. Challenge accepted!
She asked if she could destroy a bag and I said only if you can use it in another way. She tore out the bottom of the bag and put in on light a shirt. This is now her apron when she paints! I like that idea. Kinda cute!
After dumping out our huge box of plastic bags my creative juices started flowing. I love red and white. I obviously shop and Target way too much. I had a vision in my head for a curtain or a shower curtain of some sort. I could just tape bags together could I? Yes, I could! But I didn’t want them to look plain either. I sorted out all the bags and grabbed only the white and red colors I planned on using. I grabbed my clear scotch tape (the wide kind as seen here), scissors and a curtain rod.
I ended up with some beautiful “no sew” Plastic Bag Curtains! I laid out all the bags in the size I wanted. I started from the top and worked my way down. I taped five bags together but I only taped them halfway down the bag. I had an idea to put a bag inside the each bag to give it a fluffy look. It worked like a charm! I also taped the ends of each side of the curtain so the bag would stay in place. Once I finished the first row, I started another. This time I would do the same thing as the first row but when I was done taping them I would now tape the handles to the middle part of the bag on the previous row. Once I got the length I wanted I stopped.
I took a few different photos because you could see it better in the outdoor light. Here’s a front and back view of the plastic bag curtains. I could easily see a college student making these!
I hope this inspires you to give a thought about recycling items in your home. We had a blast doing this project. It was definitely quality Mother-Daughter time!