Plastic Yarn 

Another recycling craft! Something I`ve heard a lot about recently is “Plarn” aka Plastic Yarn. As I`m always up for recycling crafts, I decided to give it a try.

Making the plastic bags into plastic yarn was easy enough. First, fold the bag over neatly, making sure it stays flat.

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Cut off the bottom edge, and the handles. Then cut into strips. All the tutorials I saw said one inch strips, but I`m bad at cutting exactly straight (especially on something like a plastic bag that moves as you cut it) so I estimated.

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Carefully unfold, and then attach together with the same kind of knot you use to attach a charm to your cell phone.

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When you have enough, make into a ball. The one pictured here has three plastic bags worth.

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Now I only have to decide exactly what to make with it. I was thinking a decoration for my front door…being plastic, it would be relatively weatherproof. I`ll probably end up crocheting it, since that seems easier, but I don`t see why you couldn`t knit this plastic yarn if you wanted.

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