6. Fun for the Kinds
Local primary schools and playgroups are always interested in different textured materials for craft projects for the children. If you yourself, have neither the time or inclination to get your “creative” on, donate them to a group who’ll certainly have some fun with these.
7. Postage Parcels
Sturdier than a standard padded envelope, these bags are perfect to protect your fragile parcels from the man-handling that ensues in the postal system. Simply print out your
delivery label and attach with tape (definitely hard to get “lost in the post”).
8. Fancy Dress
There are so many creative ideas where this could come into play. From Robbie-the Robot, or the Ice-Queen to dressing the set for the annual Christmas show, this is a great shout to trim those costumes and accessories - ready to take centre stage.
9. Protecting Chilled or Frozen Shopping
Stash a few empties in the boot of your car, to line and transform your humble shopping bags into insulated carriers for your chilled and frozen goods from the supermarket. You can be safe in the knowledge that it’s fully protected from defrosting until you reach home.
10. Space Age Scarecrow
Cut the bags into long 1 or 2 inch ribbons and lengths of the ribbon along garden twine.
Stretch between fence posts or wooden stakes across seedling beds to protect vulnerable seeds and young plants from the most determined birds.
There are so many ways to repurpose and up-cycle this versatile material, but these should give you some food for thought in the meantime. We’d love to hear your ideas too, or even better - send us a pic through to firstname.lastname@example.org