With spring on the way, and several lovely, warm, sunny days in a row here in the Pittsburgh area, I just can't stop thinking about flowers and different ways to create them. It's a bit early to plant flowers here, but I figured if I can't have them blooming in my garden, I can create blooms and put them on anything I choose. I began my experimenting this morning by attempting to create flowers out of fused plastic bags but couldn't quite achieve any results the perfectionist in me was happy with. Instead, I decided to turn to Google to see what others had created and posted. I came across a tutorial for simple flowers made from a single plastic bag and modified the idea to make my own. On instructables.com I also found a tutorial for lovely, but more elaborate, plastic bag flowers.For mine, I made it as follows:
1) Smooth out a plastic grocery bag, then fold it in half lengthwise, then in half again and continue this process until it is about an inch wide. Then, fold it in half, end to end.
5) Use the long pieces of bag to tie the flowers onto your wrist, chair backs, cabinet doors, or fold over and place in a teacup, vase, or other container. You could also trim the ends off depending on how you want to use your flower.