Do you ever get reusable bags from places that you really don’t care too much about or aren’t really in love with the bag’s words and decorations. I decided it would be fun to upcycle them and make them snazzy and fun. They are a hit at the grocery store when I go.
You can use any scraps of felt and fabric to do this. I used felt (and buttons of course from my Laura Kelly button stash) to create this fun one.
Here is another bag with a great message but a not so adorable image that I decided to give a makeover.
And here is the repurposed version. I left the message up the side of the bag and the recycling symbol exposed because I like the message they share.
If you are not much for sewing, get out your ad-tech glue gun and create with it. All you need are scissors, felt and a few bright buttons! I used the high temp gun for this project. If you are working with kids, I recommend a low temp.
This one turned out so cute it got snatched be the new library book bag for our family.
Do you have bags that you could create into something that would make for a snazzier shopping trip to the grocery? If you do, I say give it a shot. It is fun and creative and makes the people around you start talking about getting creative themselves. Who knew? Upcycling reusable bags and sharing them when you shop inspires others. I love THAT!
Happy saving the earth every day, Laura