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Recycle plastic bag into a crafting material
I like plastic bags from stores and butiques with cute prints on it. But I end up with piles of useless plastic bag. So, I make them into plarn (plastic yarn). You can make all sorts of crafty stuff out of these. For crochet or knitting material or braid them into other stuff like bracelet or whatever your crafty mind can come up with. Have fuuuunnn ^__^

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  • How to make a yarn. Plarn (Plastic Bag Yarn) For Knitting And Crocheting - Step 1
    Step 1

    You will need a plastic bag and a scissors..
    You can use any size or kinds of plastic bag, with or without print.
    Make sure the plastic bag you will use is clean.

  • How to make a yarn. Plarn (Plastic Bag Yarn) For Knitting And Crocheting - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the end of the plastic bag and the top where the handles are. So you will have a turbular plastic.

  • How to make a yarn. Plarn (Plastic Bag Yarn) For Knitting And Crocheting - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the plastic bag several times and then start cutting it using a scissors. You can cut it 1 - 5cm wide, depends on how thick you want your plastic yarn will be.

  • How to make a yarn. Plarn (Plastic Bag Yarn) For Knitting And Crocheting - Step 4
    Step 4

    Start connecting piece by piece..
    1. Put your plastic piece overlapping one and another
    2. Fold one piece and slide it under
    3. Pull both piece gently untill both piece are connected

  • How to make a yarn. Plarn (Plastic Bag Yarn) For Knitting And Crocheting - Step 5
    Step 5

    Continue connecting pieces of plastic untill you have a long strand.
    If you run out of yarn you can repeat step 1 with a new plastic bag.
    Combining different plastic bag is a good idea to make patterns.

  • How to make a yarn. Plarn (Plastic Bag Yarn) For Knitting And Crocheting - Step 6
    Step 6

    Taadaaa...!!! ^___^
    Your plarn is ready for your knitting/crocheting project <3

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PJ
PJ · Avondale, Arizona, US · 96 projects
I love using plarn, Im working on a purse , had to pack it as we are moving, but hope to get back to it.I have one large bag i did get finished.I wish i could find cute bags like that..very nice tut.
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Demy
Demy · 1 project
Sorry! My little siter took over my account for i minute when i was calling my BF! Sorry! :S
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Demy
Demy · 1 project
I've got an much easier way! =S
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Kirky
Kirky · Sparta, Tennessee, US · 16 projects
Ooooh, this makes sense. I'll have to try making this some time
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iLoveJacobEdwards
iLoveJacobEdwards
i dont get step 4. plz help!
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Scarlet-Begonias
Scarlet-Begonias · Everett, Washington, US · 15 projects
Ooh! I like this method more than cutting and tying strips. Very nice! I'll have to give it a try!
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