I've had a vast collection of supermarket plastic bags for a while. They sit there in my kitchen, in a large bag.
The shame is, I always plan to use them again for grocery shopping, but never seem to have any on me when I'm at the store. Every now and then I find some use for a few, mostly project organising or carrying something I don't want to get wet or leak, but never in any great quantity.
So I started searching online, because I thought that there must be something I can craft with them. I found some great tutorials, from fusing them into fabric or beads, to weaving them into baskets and bags.
I decided to take 100 of my bags and weave them into a mat for the bathroom, and here's the result:
It's hard to tell how big or small it is from the photo, but I estimate it being 75cm/30inch diameter.
Hopefully, I shall never again look despairingly over at the bag of plastic bags and wonder when I am going to manage to reuse them at the store.
I can't wait to try fusing them into fabric to sew with
Maybe I should make a strong, carry-everywhere bag for my groceries to keep in my handbag.