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« on: July 04, 2010 07:38:25 AM »

I finally found a use for all those plastic/vinyl bags that bedding comes in!

I whipped these up quickly yesterday before my trip to the grocery store.

Large for flours and such

Small for snacks

Medium for everything in between (or granola for me)
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010 08:06:36 AM »

This is so clever! I've always wondered what I could do with those bags besides throwing them in the recycle bin! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010 09:23:56 AM »

How did you make the closures?


You can also make confetti bags.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=348225.msg4114469#msg4114469
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010 09:35:37 AM »

Very cool! love the viewing panel very helpful
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010 09:38:26 AM »

Is the bag all vinyl on the inside and clothe as a cover outside (except on the window)? Or is the window the only vinyl? They are very beautiful. How will you wash them?

I'm asking cause I want some!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010 01:10:26 PM »

That's fantastic!!!  Immediately I thought of road trips with my 3 year old son.  I don't like carting plastic containers everywhere, because they're still bulky after all the food inside is gone.  I may just have to whip me up some of these!
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2010 04:11:55 PM »

Just the window is vinyl.  Though, if the whole thing were lined in vinyl, that would help keep the food fresh.  As it is, I use these in the store instead of more plastic bags and transfer the food/flour to jars when I get home.  I made some snack bags without the window awhile ago and my daughter loves them!
I'm not sure yet how to wash them...I will probably just wash them by hand but I would think they would be okay in the washing machine on cold, just not in the dryer. 
The closures are velcro - it goes all the way across the top to help prevent spillage.
We don't have the facilities for recycling those types of bags so I have them in a closet (I can't seem to throw them away!)  I almost broke down and bought bags similar to these online (too expensive!) when I happened upon a little bag that I think my daughter's panties came in and I probably got more excited about the revelation than what would be considered normal... Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010 04:33:44 PM »

........ and I probably got more excited about the revelation than what would be considered normal... Grin

And so, we create/craft. Don't you love that light bulb?Huh  Great work.
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2010 09:20:17 AM »

love it! my only concern is whether that vinyl is food safe. I have tons of these bags lying around and would love to use them up like this.
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