How to make Plarn from Grocery Bags

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7 Responses

  1. Dhiyana says:

    Very informative post! Hearing about “plarn” about first time. Thanks for sharing!

    • Aysh says:

      Thanks for stopping by Dhiyana! Yes, I heard the term a few years ago too. I used to call it plastic yarn before. They had a huge recycling effort in our city a few years ago.

  2. Susan says:

    I’m so excited to make my own plarn (from all those plastic bags that somehow make their way into my home despite the fact that I use cloth bags when I go shopping). I’ve pinned and would love if you shared at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Thursdays at Organized 31.

    • Aysh says:

      Thank you Susan! I know… They just creep in to our home no matter how much we avoid them too! Thanks for inviting me. I’ll remember to be at the link up.

  3. Pam says:

    we collect bags at work to give to a corrections facility. The inmates use the plarn to make blankets for the homeless. They are quite beautiful.

  4. Cyndie Dyer says:

    Love plarn! Made from grocery bags is easier to work with, but started running out of those since I bring my own, so started using the bags bread and such comes in. I cut up the bags as I empty them and wait to loop the mix into thread in very small batches as I need it. That helps avoid a discolored look when companies change their bags or the colors aren’t exactly the same in different batches. Also, watch to make sure the bagger doesn’t shove meat into your plarn market bag. Had to throw that one away when I didn’t notice what he was doing =( I hope this link to my latest one works.