Coffee Bag Collages: A Fun Way to Use Coffee Bags

Most people tend to throw away their coffee bags once they have emptied them, while this is a perfectly normal thing to do, there are other ways in which you can make used coffee bags useful once again and also reduce the amount of  waste that you produce. There are a number of coffee brands out there that have artsy looking packaging that is eye catching and also looks great. Now, with a bit of hoarding and buying coffee from the right brands, you can gather a pile of awesome looking coffee bags that you can then put together in order to make a very appealing coffee bag collage.

Making these collages is very simple, even a child could do it, provided that they drink coffee on a regular basis. Let’s walk through the entire coffee bag collage making process.

Things That You Will Need

Around 15 to 20 empty bags of coffee, scissors to cut and shape them, a heavy, flat object such as a book to flatten out your coffee bags and a canvas board on which you will be pasting your collage. You should also make use of a strong glue of some kind that will hold the bags in place and ensure that your collage does not start falling apart any time soon.

Getting Cool Looking Coffee Bags

This is perhaps the hardest part of making the collage, in order to get your hands on some decent coffee bags you are going to have to make a few sacrifices, mainly in terms of taste as you will be prioritizing a coffee’s packaging rather than its quality. Fortunately, there are a few brands out there that offer great coffee and great packaging, you just need to look hard enough for them.

Hoarding Used Coffee Bags

As you go through your coffee, remember to store each used bag in a safe place, preferably someplace where they will not be accidentally thrown in the trash. To make things easier for yourself when the time comes for making the collage, you can cut the bags open using scissors and place them under something flat and heavy, like your bed’s mattress. This will flatten out the coffee bags and make working with them much easier.

Designing Your Collage

Remember, when it comes to creating art, you need to have a vision that will guide you as you work. This is why you need to plan out your collage before you begin cutting and pasting. Draw out your design and placement with a pencil on your canvas, and once you have finalized the design, all you need to do is wait till you have your materials ready.

Begin Gluing

Once everything has been readied, all you need to do is grab a glue, a pair of scissors and start cutting your coffee bags into different shapes and designs. You could simply paste them without cutting them, but that will make your collage look too simple. After you have pasted everything, give it some time to dry out, you could place it under something heavy to make sure everything sticks perfectly.