Friday, June 4, 2010

"Sheet Set" Plastic Bag Backpack

Is this weird?  I save plastic bags with zippers (like the kind sheet sets come in).  I usually put spare sheet sets in them for storage.  It keeps them together, and they stack pretty neatly.  I've also used them to store games, cookie cutters, and other random items!

Today, I had an idea to use one to make a camping backpack for Sunshine.  She doesn't have a backpack, and the other girls have been filling up their backpacks to use on their indoor camping expeditions.  The bag I found originally had a twin sheet set, so it is small enough for her.

1)  Use a hole punch to put four holes in a rectangular shape on the back of the bag.

2)  Cut two strips of material or ribbon for the backpack straps.  I used a 1.5 inch by 24 inch (approximately) strip.  Thread through holes and tie.

3)  Decorate.  We used stickers.  The bag we picked has a slot where the label was inserted, so we can put a picture or drawing in it!

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Anonymous Darcy Rowl said...

I don't think it's weird at all! I save every one of these I get since they make the best storage ever! However, I have to say, this is the cutest most clever use for them I've ever seen!! LOVE IT!!!! Fantastic job with the blog BTW :-)

June 4, 2010 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger KBH said...

You are so dang creative!

June 4, 2010 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Thanks!! I was so excited that it worked!

June 5, 2010 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger MaryAnne said...

I love this idea! I always save those bags, too, but mostly I just store old kids' clothes in them.

June 9, 2010 at 4:38 AM  
Blogger Kara said...

I save them too- they make the best storage containers! What a great idea to use one as a backpack- very creative!


June 9, 2010 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Katie at A List Maker's Life said...

Love it! You are one clever lady! You know I always keep those bags too, they are great for storing toys with many pieces - Mr. Potato Head, Ellos, etc.:) But, I might have to empty one out to try this cute idea! Thanks for linking to ABC!

June 10, 2010 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger ABC and 123: A Learning Cooperative said...

Great idea! I love how it's no sew and what a nice "green" idea too. You're featured in Tuesday's Show & Tell!

June 13, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays! What a great thrifty anf functional idea! I hope you’ll join me again next week for another fantastic party! Have a great week!

June 18, 2010 at 4:55 AM  

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