Ok, so one of my very first assignments for my 3D Design class is to create something (sculptural, and I'd prefer that it be functional) using only multiples of some man made object and an adhesive. I spent a nice chunk of my weekend testing out the ideas I had: knitting with cassette tape and plastic bags, melting down crayons, making vessels out of shredded bags, etc. I just can't decide what I want to do. I will let you know as soon as I know.
In that same vein, I thought I would share with you a fabulous (and old) tutorial from Etsy Labs on making fused plastic bags...you know you've seen them, and if you haven't already, why not make your own? (* bag in photo by Betz White)