One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! What we often throw away thinking to be waste, can be given a new meaningful makeover, all you need is a little creativity and passion for the environment. One such artist who is transforming trash into beautiful, useful items is Sally Stokes. This California-based artist has made a stunning basket from old plastic bag. The giant bird seed bag that once had images of sunflowers and birds against a black background is now a nice looking basket to hold your precious stuff. Measuring nearly 13 inches across and 4 inches deep, this recycled plastic bag basket is made using the coil method.
How is it crafted?
First Sally took a discarded the giant bird seed bag and dozens of single use plastic grocery bags collected from the recycling bin in front of a local grocery store. Then using a coil method, she wrapped strips of plastic cut from the giant bird seed plastic bag around a rope like core. This rope like core is fashioned out of plastic grocery bags. The end result was a aesthetically-appealing basket. It took the artist 1 to 3 hours a day for 10 days to create this exquisite basket.
The Recycled Plastic bag basket is like a rainbow of colors, you will be able to spot colors like red, yellow, orange, blue, gray, white and lots of black. It also has some words hidden in some corner, so it’s fun to look for them. Besides, it diverts the plastic bags from the landfills, which are a big threat to the environment. It would make a great centerpiece on a coffee table or dining room table.