DIY Trash Bags From Shipping Envelopes

Do you have a lot of shipping envelopes hanging around? I have a hard time throwing them away, and I try to reuse them but I don’t ship that much. So I decided to make my own trash bags out of shipping envelopes. Delivery envelopes and packages lined with plastic are never recyclable. So, I just cut them up and then pieced them together! This does require the use of plastic tape, but it felt better to use these for trash with a little plastic tape than to simply throw them away.

Cutting up plastic white Amazon shipping envelopes
1. Cut the envelopes so they are flat sheets.
Pieced together plastic white Amazon shipping envelopes
2. Piece together the flat sheets into one. I used the labeled sides as the interior.
Reverse silver side of the shipping envelopes.
3. Fold the full sheet from the side and bottom to resemble a bag and tape together.
Completed bag made from shipping envelopes!
4. Completed bag!
Shipping envelope trash bag lining the trash can.
5. Line the trash can!

That’s all there is to that. Here’s another I made using Amazon yellow paper mailers with air bubble padding:

Garbage bag made from yellow bubble envelopes.

Garbage bag made from yellow bubble envelopes.

Let me know how you made yours or if you had other ideas about making upcycled trash bags. Thanks for reading!