Here is what I came up with: Goldfish in fish bowl shaped bags!
I have seen lots of projects about fusing plastic bags and I think it is such an interesting concept. I read up on the technique and gave it a little twist to make these shaped bags. They are just regular sandwich bags that I fused into the shape I wanted. I love them!
Here is how you can make your own goldfish bowl bags.
- Plastic Sandwich bags
- 2 sheets of parchment paper
- Blue Sharpie
- Fish bowl Template (below)
- Cut out the fishbowl template on card stock
- Preheat your iron to one of the lowest settings. I used a '2' which says Nylon/Silk.
- Lay down one sheet of parchment on your ironing board. Then place your sandwich bag and template on top. Put your second sheet of parchment paper on top of that. Here is what the order of layers should be from the bottom up:
- Sandwich bag
- Lightly iron around the edge of your template. Always keep the iron moving The cardstock template is not enough heat protection to keep the bag underneath from melting, so do you best to iron only where there is exposed baggie. Essentially you are trying to melt the bag together, so you can trim it off and still have the bag stay sealed.
- Trim off the melted corners of the bag to form your bowl shape
- Draw waves with a sharpie on the outside of the bag if desired.
- Fill with Goldfish crackers!
There could be a lot of fun possibilities for making shaped bags. These are a really nice simple way to start though. I can't wait to try this technique out for something else!