Up-cylced Rain Boots




I am interested in the idea of being earth wise and try to do small things to minimize what i take from the planet. Especially with my recent explosion into the permaculture world (another story for later).
I was alerted to this website by a friend. The idea is to turn ordinary plastic bags into a fabric or usable product. Such as the gumboot above..i dont imagine they would be too hard wearing though. Probably wouldn't milk the cows in a pair.

There is a link from this site to a etsy tutorial that easily explains how to make the fused plastic....or look at the video below. The possibilities are endless once you have made your plastic because you can sew it like a normal fabric....the mind boggles!!!



The only problem is that i might have to throw away my green bags i take to the supermarket just so i could score enough bags to make something..what to do...what to do!!

If you ever do this i want to know how you went and what you made...also if you have heard of anything like this before?

I am going to keep this in the back of my mind till i can think of the perfect item to make with it.

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Michelle Walker is a Tasmanian born creative. An Artist for life, Visual Arts Teacher, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Hairdresser by trade and mother to two beautiful children.

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