EcoSpark: Reusing & Recycling Plastic Bags
Many people in the craft world are taking environmental issues into their own hands and I say “good on them”! I am going to use the next few articles I write for Handmade Spark to explore how etsy artists and crafters recycle and re-use various items to create new and beautiful things.
I am just amazed at the stunning and useful range of objects that can be designed from that simple piece of rubbish – the plastic bag. Many items shown below are fashioned from ‘plarn’ (plastic yarn) which is easily made by tying together loops of sliced up bags. Here’s how to do it
Basket weaving using plarn can be so beautiful!
Here is a whole rug woven from plarn
Weaving together plastic bags of various colors make very fashionable accessories
Who would have thought that stringing bits of cut up plastic bags could create something like this amazing necklace?
Or cool jewelry
Or Pretty planters
And just in case you’re thinking of getting started on a crafty pursuit using plastic bags you might like the very handy and modern recycling box.
I’d love to hear about any of your own creations or ideas for using old plastic bags so please leave a comment or a link!