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plastic bag decals :D
fun way to decorate your shirts and recycle at the same time :D

Posted by francis gene from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States • Published See francis gene's 21 projects »
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  • How to make a patches. Plastic Bag Decal - Step 1
    Step 1

    gather your supplies

  • How to make a patches. Plastic Bag Decal - Step 2
    Step 2

    grab your plastic bag and your craft knife or pair of scissors, using a craft knife makes it super easy.
    so just cut out your design and position it on your shirt

  • How to make a patches. Plastic Bag Decal - Step 3
    Step 3

    place parchment paper on top.

  • How to make a patches. Plastic Bag Decal - Step 4
    Step 4

    and with your iron set to cotton, quickly press down and hold for about 10-15 seconds. then go over it one more time with your iron for safe measures. i know in the picture i have all the letters laid out, but i suggest you do it one at a time so that the heat from the iron doesn't melt and shrink the plastic right next to the one you're ironing.

  • How to make a patches. Plastic Bag Decal - Step 5
    Step 5

    then when its cooled down, gently strip of the parchment paper.

  • How to make a patches. Plastic Bag Decal - Step 6
    Step 6

    heres my end product. i didnt press the iron down fast enough which caused the creases in the letters. but i like the way it came out.

  • How to make a patches. Plastic Bag Decal - Step 7
    Step 7

    then i decided to add a mustache on the back just cause ;P

  • Step 8

    im still experimenting with this, and ive seen that it doesnt always work on all types of plastic. if the plastic is too thin, it will melt and shrink before you can adhere it to the fabric.
    and if you do it correctly, and fast enough, the plastic will fuse on the fabric. my friend made one with garbage bags and fused it real and it survived in the wash! so have fun and keep experimenting :D

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quinn <3
quinn <3 · 11 projects
im gonna do thisHappy this is a great idea!!
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HotPinkCrayola
HotPinkCrayola · Holmfirth, England, GB · 97 projects
Do these survive washing?
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Glenda A.
Glenda A.
I love ths idea. Thanks for sharing. I am lining up shirts that need something special right now.
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Dani T.
Dani T. · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 3 projects
*o* perfect
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Saspie Doo
Saspie Doo · 6 projects
Amazing!!
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Lacey C.
Lacey C. · Dayton, Ohio, US · 6 projects
I like the creases! Gives it a sorta vintage look.
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Mary Kate
Mary Kate · 34 projects
THIS IS AWESOME!!!
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I.BE.IS!
I.BE.IS! · Fayetteville, North Carolina, US · 2 projects
what brand of plastic bags did you use? If you dont mind me asking Happy
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Elizabete F.
Elizabete F. · Talsi, Talsi Municipality, LV · 1 project
Realy good project! ;)
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