In just 2 minutes, you can create a material to easily reuse your plastic bags in amazing ways! Short for plastic yarn, “plarn” can be made by tying plastic ribbons together. Plarn can be used for all sorts of knitting/crochet crafts. The major benefits being that anything you create will very durable and waterproof.
Here’s how you can make it.
Step 1: Lay out a plastic bag, straighten any wrinkles
Step 2: Fold in half, handle to handle
Step 3: Fold in half again, same direction as previous
Step 4: Cut off handles and the bottom seam of the bag
Step 5: Measure how wide you would like your strips to be. At least an inch is recommended.
Step 6: Cut into strips!
Step 7: Lay out the strips
Step 8: Take 2 strips, place one end on top of the other
Step 9: Pull through strip that’s under around the one on top
Step 10: Hold the first strip while pulling the other strip through into a knot
Continue these steps until you have the amount of plarn you want and roll it into a ball to use easily.
There you have it! If you’re looking for an unconventional way to reuse your bags, make some plarn and show us what you’re able to create.