Friday, April 26, 2013

Recycling plastic bags


I decided after returning home with yet another pile of
plastic bags...
That it was about time I started to think about recycling.

Now I do normally recycle my plastic bags 
but not quite
like this...
 


After reading a few tutorials I started to make some "plastic yarn"...
Which was very easy.


I did workout very quickly that you need a larger hook
 to make the crocheting easier.

I used a size 10mm.


and before too long I had a recycled plastic bag, bag.

complete with a bit of plastic flower bling...

So why not give it a go,

at least it will cost you nothing...

19 comments:

Alessandra said...

so clever!!!!
thank you, xxxx Ale

jennie said...

Its quite different to crocheting wool isn't it!? I've made a crochet tea cup out of plastic bags for an exhibition - turned out way better than I thought it would! love it!!

Rosetta said...

Bravissima, grazie !

Frances said...

I've also done some plastic bag crocheting. I made large tote bag for a friend to use to take things to the beach. It did turn out very well, and was easy once I got comfortable with the "tension" of the plastic strips.

It's a great way to re-use plastic.

xo

Stel said...

Brave girl you! I have a recurring sore elbow after trying that - but must admit that I was not crochet-fit back then. I have since started saving green plastic bags again...maybe I'll give another try...

Clare said...

Wonderful idea, a friend of mine makes these too but by knitting the plastic yarn instead. I've been upcycling old tin cans into fabric covered, storage pots, love a bit of thrifty eco crafting.
Clare x
http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/hello.html

Maria said...

~ I think you and your blog are simply Fabby! who would have thought....with kind thoughts...Maria x

Mereknits said...

Fantastic idea, I have seen this before and now I really want to give it a go.
hugs,
Meredith

Joy said...

What a great project Michelle, and of course, waterproof too! I was wondering - is it a bit tricky joining the bags together?
Thank you for your lovely interesting blog! Joy x

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi There, So nice to hear from you again!!! I think your bag is a fab idea!!! I always forget to take a shopping bag, so every time I come home with yet another plastic bag!!! I wonder how it will work for a mat at the backdoor??!!! Have a fab weekend!!
Love
AMarie

dancing-muffin said...

Hello,AMAZING,your bag is looking so good.
And your chicken is happy to be on your picture ;0),nice.
Happy greetings from germany,
Ulli

Nanageddon said...

I want to try this

reread said...

very cool

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Fruitful Fusion said...

I LOVE it! We've been recycling plastic bags and making some unusual things out of them. You can take a look here: http://fruitfulfusion.blogspot.com/2013/02/my-creative-space-at-courtyard.html

~Niki~ said...

my friend makes these cool mats for homeless people. she makes them with plastic bags of all types. cool.

Mrs Twins said...

Beautiful work Michelle 'as usual'
Love Sue / SIBOL x

ayaka said...

I love it!
I want to try this

Hannah said...

This is SO cool! I love crafts that involve recycling in a not-completely-obvious way. Do you use it in real life?

I'd love to see you and some of your work on Kollabora, the crafting and DIY community. I always want to be friends with people whose taste is cute and green at the same time.