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DIY Plastic Grocery Bag Wreath Tutorial

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Do you have a stash of plastic grocery bags? Use them as decor by making this wreath for free!

Do you save all of your plastic grocery bags? I do. We use them as trash can liners in the bathrooms.
 
My husband takes his snack to work in them. I use them to hold scraps of food from when I peel and chop fruits and vegetables before taking it to the trash can outside.
 
But I still end up with extra bags hanging around and decided it was time to get crafty! 
 
I ended up making this plastic bag wreath.
 
It took a total of 3 hours and $0 to make. There is definitely a time investment rather than money investment.
 
I worked on it one Sunday afternoon when my husband was at work.
 
Making this wreath was the perfect excuse to watch a marathon of HGTV shows!
 
This is where the wreath is now, hanging on our linen closet in our hallway, but when I first made this wreath it hung on our front door with a big red “W”.
 
 
 
 
I used Kristy Makes tutorial as a jumping off point. She used sandwich bags*, but I used plastic grocery bags instead.
 
Plastic grocery bags are great because they come in a variety of colors depending on where you shop!
 
I think it would be fun to create a few different colored wreaths from recycled grocery bags.
 
All that is needed is 7-8 plastic bags, scissors, and a wire hanger*.
 
If you are feeling a bit crafty, try making a wreath with those bags for free!
 

How to Make a Wreath from Plastic Grocery Bags

 

1. Bend the hanger out in a circle.

 

2. Cut the handles and bottoms off of the grocery bags.

 

3. If there is printing on the bags, cut that part off.

 

4. Fold the bag into one long strip.

 
 

5. Cut the strip into 4 pieces.

 

6. Cut the sides to make individual strips.

 
 

7. Tie the strips to the hanger.

As the wreath gets filled, you can fluff it and rearrange the plastic to make it look filled in.

 
 
 
How to make a wreath out of plastic bags
 
To add a little extra decoration to my wreath, I cut the W out of a clean pizza box and painted it red.
 
Talk about being CHEAP! This wreath was completely free.
 
How to make a Plastic Bag Wreath
 
And here is the tutorial for the wreath without all the pictures.
 

DIY Plastic Grocery Bag Wreath Instructions

1. Bend the hanger out in a circle.
 
2. Cut the handles and bottoms off of the grocery bags.
 
3. If there is printing on the bags, cut that part off.

4. Fold the bag into one long strip.

5. Cut the strip into 4 pieces.

6. Cut the sides to make individual strips.

7. Tie the strips to the hanger. As the wreath gets filled, you can fluff it and rearrange the plastic to make it look filled in.

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Put your used grocery bags to good use and recycle them with this easy craft. Here are the step by step instructions for creating your own plastic bag wreath. #crafts #plasticbag #wreath #diy #recycle

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2 Comments


  1. //

    Nice work kid. I think I could do this one! By the way—did you get your ticket yet?:)


  2. //

    I never would have guessed it was plastic bags from the pictures! It looks great! What a crafty cuz I have!

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