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Make Iron-On Plastic Bag Clothing Decals

30 March 2010 14,106 views 12 Comments

by heather

I'm not joking when I say that nearly every post over at Filth Wizardry amazes and excites me. So, let me just say she did it again! This time, her brilliant idea was to fuse plastic bags ONTO clothing to serve as iron-on decals. You can recycle bags you already have on hand (this bunny is made from cut up shapes and permanent marker).She tested a variety of materials and techniques, so check her blog to see what works and what doesn't. [click here to find out how to iron plastic bags onto clothing]

Project Estimate:

  • A t-shirt, on hand
  • Plastic bags, various colors (or printed), on hand

Total: FREE

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  • Lynn said:

    Don’t know when I’ll be trying this one out, but it’s absolutely genius!! Great post!

  • Kathy V. said:

    What an ingenious idea! I love that she figured this out.

  • Sophia said:

    I saw this, too, and I loved it! I’ll have to try this because my kids seem to stain t-shirts faster than I can buy them. They’d love these cute decals! :)

  • Melissa said:

    I’ve seen how to fuse them together but not on clothing! What a great idea.

  • CraftyRichela said:

    She’s insanely creative. I’m going to try this tomorrow.

  • Shannon said:

    this is amazing. Well done! huge creative props!

  • Amanda said:

    That was amazing, i bookmarked her post, have to try that!

  • Croq Zine – The Blog » Blog Archive » All Things Family Link Roundup: Earth Day Edition said:

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  • Lori said:

    I love Filth Wizardry! I have tried her foil mushrooms, her streamer tea roses and I so want to try this.

  • Sarah said:

    That is just too cute!!!!

  • bambangpe said:

    Nice work, cute…and release plastics pollution from earth.

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