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« on: March 11, 2009 01:16:18 PM »

So I made these for the Buy Nothing/Green swap.  The rules were simple:  Craft stuff but don't spend any money and using recycled materials encouraged!  So I just knew I would have to do something with fused plastic bags since they are fast becoming a new fun hobby for me.

I made these coasters from fused plastic bags that I infused (for lack of a better word LOL) with teal and purple thread and silver/metallic strips of contact paper.  Then I overlapped and layered pieces together and stitched over them with a silver metallic thread.  I used teal wool felt and purple synthetic felt for a backing/edging on the coasters.  Each one is uniquely different and yet they feel like a cohesive set.  I love them....they were hard to part with!  Cheesy

I was thinking about making these and selling them on Etsy (but I would use wool felt for all of it!)....what do you all think?



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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009 01:23:36 PM »

I saw this in the swap thread.  I think they are great.  And now that you've explained how they came to be, I like them even more.  I never much cared for the fused bag look, but you took this to a new level.

I think this will be a new project for me.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009 04:49:47 PM »

This is a great idea, and I love the execution. They look a bit like handmade paper with the threads in there... Hmmm... think I need some new coasters, come to think of it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009 04:52:05 PM »

That's really awesome.  I had never heard of fused plastic bags until now.  I've got to go look it up!
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