Repurposing sugar bags

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I have two Domino 25 lb sugar bags that are heavy duty plastic coated. I'm looking for ideas on how to use them in kitchen decor other than framing them. I thought of wrapping them around a wastebasket or milk cans but I'm brain dead and need ideas please!
q i have two domino 25 lb sugar bags made of a heavy duty plastic coat, crafts, repurpose household items, repurposing upcycling
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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Aug 07, 2016
    Hey Sheila! Would you want to cut it up and make a decorative item, like a flower with it? That way, it keeps the "feel" but in a different form. Similar to what this Hometalker did with licence plates http://www.hometalk.com/diy/decorate/rooms/flowers-that-never-die-19616428?

    • Sheila K Gallagher Sheila K Gallagher on Aug 07, 2016
      Great idea! I have an artistic friend who's mind I need to tap too - she can visualize things my brain can't! Thanks for your reply!

  • Pam Fannin Pam Fannin on Aug 07, 2016
    Their plastic coating would make them ideal for a backsplash . You might also want to use them like wallpaper for a tray or caddy for picnic items.

  • Cindy Cindy on Aug 07, 2016
    I used the plastic coated large dog food bags and made gardening aprons out of them. They are heavy enough to cut and actually sew apron ties (ribbon) on to use as waterproof aprons - and if they get dirty, they can be hosed off. I used the smaller bags to make cheap disposable baby bibs to keep on hand for my seven grandchildren, and when they get older I plan on using the bags for waterproof art aprons for them.

  • Laura Laura on Aug 07, 2016
    If your handy with a sewing machine you can make them into large purses or overnite bags for kids, they are VERY sturdy. I have a couple made out of chicken feed bags that I use every day as a purse. I believe there are pictures of some bags made out of t feed bags at a "Wind Bags", a group that makes them in Oregon at a windmill powered facility. Love mine!!!!! For smaller durable plastic bags I cut the zip lock off the top, roll the top down a couple of times and hand stitch around the edge and use them to put wet items in at the grocery store, i.e. lettuce. They are open ended so the cashiers can pull produce out to weigh and pop back in the bag.

  • Betty Tuffner Betty Tuffner on Aug 07, 2016
    I too use them for bags. I make the bottom flat and put handles on them for grocery bags. Have even given some away to friends.

  • C Waters C Waters on Aug 07, 2016
    They keep frozen foods frozen - make into insulated carrier by adding velcro closure and webbing for handles

  • Kim Takacs Kim Takacs on Aug 08, 2016
    I SAW APRONS AND TOTE BAGS MADE FROM THEM

  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Aug 08, 2016
    lunch bag totes

    • Sue Ellen Mobley Sue Ellen Mobley on Aug 08, 2016
      Careful...had my real nice chicken salid sandwitch in my sweet lunch bag, put it on the table with my water went to get a spoon, came back and the cleaning folks THREW IT AWAY. left me broken hearted and hungry.

  • Jill Jill on Aug 08, 2016
    Also you can add handles and give as teacher gift filled with goodies.

  • Carole Carole on Aug 09, 2016
    I used them as planter's put some small drain holes in then soil and sugar snap peas in them looks adorable

  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Aug 14, 2016
    Carole your idea really appeals, it was the first thing that came into my head when I first looked at the photos. I could see them with peasm runner beans or sweet peas. What a raft off great ideas, terrific crafters nothing is wasted, thank you.