If you're a dog or cat lover, then chances are you have a pile of pet food bags stacking up on you. If you own farm animals, then you probably have mountains of them. Instead of trashing your feed bags several times a month, you can save money and bring style to everyday items by upcycling them into a functional piece of art. Here are 8 nifty ideas by Sharebly.
Outdoor Table Cloth
One great way to use up those pet food bags is to sew them into an outdoor tablecloth. They also work great for camping or outdoor gatherings, as they are water-resistant and make cleanup a snap! Find the tutorial here.
Upcycled Feed Bag Garden Apron
Anyone with a garden or who's spent time on a farm knows that it's messy work. As fall comes upon us, so does the rain and mud. Make after garden cleanup a breeze by repurposing your feed bag into a waterproof garden apron. With just a few minutes at your sewing machine, you can quickly create a sturdy apron that you can simply hose off when you're done with your chores. See the details here.
Country-Style seat cushions.
If you want to have a farm-style kitchen, but don't want to stare at the outdated fabric on some antique furniture, you can add country flair to your chairs by repurposing pet food bags into seat covers. The waterproof material makes cleaning up after messy eaters a breeze.
If you're the type of person that carries your lunch to work in a plastic bag, because you're tired of your expensive ones disappearing at work, then this lunch sack is for you! The crafty women at 2ScriverLadies on Etsy have upcycled a brilliantly colored birdseed bag into an adorable lunch tote. They are only $8 and you can have it ordered right to your door, or if you have experience with a sewing machine you can create your own.
Over the last decade, container-gardening has really taken off as more and more people are living in small spaces. Unfortunately, if you're buying containers at the store, it can get expensive pretty quick, especially if you're growing large plants like tomatoes or potatoes. As a cute alternative, you can simply make your own grow containers by repurposing feed bags. It's so simple, you barely have to make any changes at all, and it will keep your soil moist longer than fabric or burlap.
With an eye for style and a few basic sewing skills, you can get creative and make some pretty amazing wallets. They are slim enough to fit comfortably in your pocket and durable enough to travel with. DIY & Craft
Give your pets a Merry Christmas too with these fantastic DIY Christmas stockings! Head over to Fresh Eggs Daily for this simple and fun tutorial.
DIY Hanging Compartment Organizer
With only a couple of pet food bags, some plastic placemats, and a small hanger, you can create your perfect custom compartment organizer. See how here.