Monday, February 13, 2012

When life hands you plastic bags...

You make plarn!! For those of you who don't know what plarn is, it's plastic bags (from the grocery store or wherever) that are cut into strips and looped together to make plastic yarn. It is a great way to upcycle your bags that you'd probably throw in the trash anyhow. We reuse ours in the bathroom, the nursery, the garage, but we still have SO MANY. So why not repurpose them?

What I've done is easy peasy. Gather up the plastic bags and one by one (until you get the hang of it) lay them flat.

fold once

fold twice

fold three times if you can

snip off the end

then cut about 1" pieces

till you get to the strap. 

I keep mine in the similar bags and didn't unfold them because they stayed together nicely.

Then discard the ends and straps and any yucky bags or ones with holes into the recycle bin. I'll probably make a nice bag out of this plarn. We shall see. 

I'd really like to make this shawl that I found on Valis' Crochet Moment blog into a rug. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow how crafty! I love this, what a great use for the bags. We too have soooooo many, we use them as much as we can but we too have quite a few left. Cant wait to give it a try.