Mention bubble wrap and people’s first thoughts are probably popping the little plastic bubbles of air, a little smile appears on their face, that stress relief of that little popping noise. Their second thought is probably for its’ intended purpose as a packing material to safe-keep their treasures, but there are many other uses for the air filled plastic than you would have thought.
You can use it to make clothing; dresses are the most common example, everything from haute couture to summer dresses you can find it, but pants and suits have also been created.
Take a look at this adorable little niblet, a cob of corn costume fashioned with bubble wrap.
When it comes to home furnishings, there are numerous ways to use bubble wrap: a bubble wrap chair, wallpaper, or even as a window treatment (it can be a great insulator or if you just moved in and don’t have curtains yet to give a little privacy cover the windows as you unpack). Here is a room screen constructed out of selectively filled bubble wrap sheets.
In arts & crafts there is no end to the ways bubble wrap can be used, use it as a stamp, fill the little bubbles with items for your own art or screen, pour chocolate for fun textured chocolate pieces, build Christmas trees out of it, use it to float flowers in an arrangement.
Click here to see a collection of bubble wrap images that we found online. Everything from dresses, costumes, crafts, stamping, decorations, jewelry and so much more – even to help keep premature babies in the hospital warm.
What’s your most non-traditional use of bubble wrap?