Here’s a funny story about the buying habits in my house. Do any of you recognize the Lululemon logo (it resembles the swirl on a tennis ball)? My teenage boys discovered the clearance rack last year. Now, they spend THEIR money on Lululemon swag. Over the holidays we accumulated a few of the popular waxy textured bags and they were too durable to toss in the trash. So I decided to find a way to upcycle retail bags.
An upcycle project is the easiest way to justify (minimize the cost (guilt) of fancy workout gear. The Lululemon bags are durable which made for an easy and practical upcycle. For this project the Lululemon bags’ s waxy finish made for an ideal plant container. It could easily handle water and dirt.
The supplies included:
- Mod Podge
- Sturdy Retail Bag
What are the zig zag scissors called? Are they shears? Anyway, I used them to minimize the fray effect from the fabric. Honestly, I think the Mod Podge will minimize the fabric fray. It’s that good!
These paper binder clips worked great to secure the fabric to Lululemon bag.
I added Mod Podge to the fabric to “toughen” it up and protect the fabric and retail bag from the water.
This stuff is like a powerful sealant against the fabric.
I loved the finished look and I love the backstory. A little retail bag gets a new career.
Up-cycle projects are a great way to flex our creativity to give everyday items a second life. This is a great way to use fabric scraps that collect over the years.
Do you have a favorite retail bag for a potential upcycle?
upcycle retail bags