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It makes me happy to see a project to do with less-than-fantastic art school paintings once they’ve outgrown their novelty. In school I always tried to make small things while learning for this exact reason, but now I won’t see those big ugly canvasses as such a waste! Convert the painting into a reusable grocery bag by instructables user benjarific. The graphical quality completely changes once it’s on a bag, and somehow it comes to life again.

2 thoughts on “How-To: Old Painting Grocery Bag

  1. This post made me chuckle, because I had a similar idea. I have a huge 4 1/2′ x 9′ rolled up abstract painting on canvas (from one of my college painting classes also!) sitting in my studio waiting to be turned into beach bags or totes. It just seemed a waste to throw it out since I like the colors, but it wasn’t going to end up hanging in a gallery some day!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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