Posts tagged bag tags
3:24 pm - Wed, Apr 17, 2013
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I get a kick out of seeing creative new uses for those plastic clips that keep bags of bread closed. (We’ve highlighted some bread-tag reuse examples here.) 

Also, trashion — clothing made from items that many people would toss into a trash can or a recycling bin — not only makes many of us smile, but encourages us to consider our wardrobe options and choices.

That said, there’s this: Bread clips upcycled into a wedding dress. 

The bride, Australia resident and fashion designer Stephanie Watson, sewed onto cotton fabric some 10,000 bread bag clips she’d collected for 10+ years. Cost: $36.

The Geelong Advertiser says this:

Ms Watson said she started collecting bread tags a decade ago at 19, and joked that when there were enough tags to cover a wedding dress, she and Mr Wapling would get married.

"We started living together in Geelong and there was a pile of bread tags on the window sill which we just kept adding to," Ms Watson said.

"It was just a joke at the beginning, but then people heard about the idea and they started collecting for us and giving us bread tags. "I was getting so many, I had to keep getting bigger and bigger jars.

A cousin (who’s a baker) donated a roll of tags (presumably new ones, but still) to help Stephanie complete the dress. 

(spotted on TreeHugger)

3:23 pm - Sat, Feb 9, 2013
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What do you do with those plastic clips that come on bags of bread and other products? 

Marc Johns turns bread bag ties into faces (top photo).

We’ve spotted other uses of plastic clips here, and on Crafts by Amanda’s blog here.

12:43 pm - Sat, Oct 8, 2011
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Now here’s a clever new use for those plastic tags from bread bags:
Paint the tags to make “monsters.” 
(via Crafts by Amanda)
Spotted on Pinterest, via Mary Cantu.

Now here’s a clever new use for those plastic tags from bread bags:

Paint the tags to make “monsters.” 

(via Crafts by Amanda)

Spotted on Pinterest, via Mary Cantu.

8:52 pm - Thu, Sep 9, 2010
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"The cuckoo clock is made from a lot of different materials, including an old ruler and a piece of vintage molding from the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. I shingled the roof with plastic bread bag closures." 
Artist Aaron Kramer’s handcrafted Santa Monica home - latimes.com

"The cuckoo clock is made from a lot of different materials, including an old ruler and a piece of vintage molding from the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. I shingled the roof with plastic bread bag closures."

Artist Aaron Kramer’s handcrafted Santa Monica home - latimes.com

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