Fave Reuse: Plarn!

Written by Sarah Gant on . Posted in Professional Organizing, Raves and Faves

Plastic Bags into Plarn Crocheted Bags

I am an avid collector of plastic bags.  I especially like colorful bags like those that come from Best Buy, Toys R Us and other retailers.  I try to take canvas bags with me when I shop, but sometimes it is necessary to get a bag.

When I have a big box full of bags, I process them into plarn, plastic yarn.  Bags are folded, the ends cut away and recycled, then the remaining tube is cut into 7-10 segments.  Connect them and you have plarn!  Learn more about plarn and the environmental harm plastic bags cause here:  http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listecocrocsa.html

I like to create balls of plarn that are separated by color.  I will cut a bag so that all the white goes into one pile, and texgt which is predominanty red or another color goes into a separate pile.  That way I can have an all white ball, a ball of blue and white or red/black and white.  I’ll use tan and gray bags to make a ball of natural colored plarn, and I love to get bright colors which I sometimes mix together to create a confetti colored ball.

Learn more about crochet and how to work with plarn here:  http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listlearntosa.html

I’d love to see what others are doing with plarn!  Post below.

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The word "clutter" derives from the Middle English word "clotter,"
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and that's about as stuck as you can get."

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