Do you have plastic bags? Guilty as charged my family somehow has (well it feels like over a million) plastic bags. Honestly, I feel bad, I am not the one buying groceries in my family, my mom is but hey I can’t blame her. It is very easy to forget the reusable bags. How many time have you realize last minute in the car that you needed milk or cheese and then go to the store coming to the cashier with ten times more than what you had intended? You realize right then that you forgot your reusable bags at home. I hear yeah! I can’t stand plastic bags and yet it finds a way to infest my apartment and soon their family members join and next thing you know you have a huge mount Everest size amount of sitting in your kitchen.
What now? Do you throw them away? No! Do not throw them away! I am here to show you an alternate way to reuse it. I already showed you a way to reuse them for décor – How To Turn Plastic Bags Into Decorations
and now I will show you another way you can use your plastic bags as pillows. No, I am not joking. I said pillows. Okay, honestly this may sound insane, really try to hold in your laughter, some people have laughed at this thought already (my mom and well someone else.
) but you will have to see it, to believe how cool this idea really is.
Here is what I did:
I love love love this print.
I bought this cushion cover from Dollarama for $2.00 and I bought two.
There is a reason why I love this pillow style. It has a zipper on one side compared to traditional open-ended pillows so nothing is going to fall out. It is a very important tip since you do not want to have plastic bags falling out everywhere. Not something everyone wants to see when you are sitting down trying to enjoy yourself.
I opened it.
Took all the plastic bags that we accumulated.
Stuffed the loud crinkling plastic bags into a soft plastic bag.
( I did this two sets of this)
Next, I stuffed all the bags into the cushion cover.
Then I zipped the zipper shut.
Here is one real pillow cushion with a real pillow and one with recycled plastic.
Looks identical right?
Can you tell which one is which?
Left one or right one?
Just leave it on a chair or couch, it for show not for holding tight or resting your head on, I wouldn’t recommend that at all. Okay, so this is not a pillow you can cuddle at night with but it is a very cool, very green way of making décor. Oh, the answer to my question above is left one, if you were wondering.
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