Upcycling old plastic bags

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Old plastic shopping bags turned into yarn like material for crochet use


Scissors, old shopping plastic bags


Lay recycled bag out flat, Fold in half lengthwise then fold in half again, Cut off top handles, Cut bag in strips about 1 inch wide or as desired, Set aside the end of bag where bottom edge was glued. The ends and the handles can be recycled either as stuffing for other projects, packing material for shipping, or taken to your local recycling bin for plastic bags. Tying strips together -
Take two strips and inter-twine together. Gently pull on ends to knot two strips together. Connect next strip to last strip in the same manner. Continue connecting strips until you have a large ball of plastic “yarn”.


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