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plastic origami bags
i have tons of plastic bags at home from before switching to my handy dandy tote so i decided to fold them into this origami shape to store them in a box, i have yet to find another shape that can work as good as this, sorry i think the steps are complicated feel free to ask me any questions, i hope the pictures help :D

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  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Plastic Bag (For Storing) - Step 1
    Step 1

    first you flatten out your plastic bag......

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Plastic Bag (For Storing) - Step 2
    Step 2

    you then fold it in half...the long way....

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Plastic Bag (For Storing) - Step 3
    Step 3

    you fold it in half the long way one more time.....

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Plastic Bag (For Storing) - Step 4
    Step 4

    you fold the tip on either corner down...to make a sideways triangle

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Plastic Bag (For Storing) - Step 5
    Step 5

    you now turn it around...so it should look like this..

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Plastic Bag (For Storing) - Step 6
    Step 6

    you now bring down the long rectangle area to make it look like this....( did that make sence??)

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Plastic Bag (For Storing) - Step 7
    Step 7

    you do that step again...so it should look like this now

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Plastic Bag (For Storing) - Step 8
    Step 8

    and one more time.....

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Plastic Bag (For Storing) - Step 9
    Step 9

    one last time....

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Plastic Bag (For Storing) - Step 10
    Step 10

    ok this is kinda hard.....the last flap you folded...you put it under the first triangle flap

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Plastic Bag (For Storing) - Step 11
    Step 11

    and finally you just tuck in the excess plastic anywhere in the back.

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S S.
S S. · 24 projects
Good idea! :o)
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Callie S.
Callie S. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 16 projects
This is a really cute idea.
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brandYlee
brandYlee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 9 projects
aw, i use to pass notes folded like this in school, shouldnt be too hard swapping paper for plastic but i dont want to get ahead of myself! great idea!
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iLoveJacobEdwards
iLoveJacobEdwards
i dont get step 6,7,8,9,10.

please help!!!
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Anita B.
Anita B. · Louisville, Kentucky, US · 3 projects
I'm going to experiment with this and see if I can stitch together the squares to make a rug!
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Savalou
Savalou · Paris, Île-de-France, FR · 11 projects
what a great idea! i'm definitely doing this from now on Happy
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PIN-UP ^alex^
PIN-UP ^alex^ · 20 projects
im sooo happy that you were able to do it jet, and that it inspired you to make them out of all sorts of other materials. i too started out with paper but it hadn't crossed my mind to use fabric, that sounds beautiful! you should post your creations up.
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
i have tried this out, it wasn't so difficult because of your create tute. , only i did it with some paper, because all my bags are packed;-D
so thanks a lot i love it, i thought after my tried out one, you can make them of fabric too and then make a awesome project too . I have got a lot of idea's ,so thanks again, and much XO's
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
i like how they looks , i think i understand it, but i must try it out. i love them they like too of coasters, i thought that what it must be, but mayby i could too;-D hey much XO's;-D
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Sokje
Sokje · Almere, Flevoland, NL · 8 projects
I don't know, it keeps falling apart. Tongue
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