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DIY How to Make Plarn (Plastic Yarn)


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I recently moved all of my stuff from one room in my house to another room in my house. You would not believe all of the plastic shopping bags I pulled out of my closest! I would need like five or more plastic bag bag holders to house my collection - Yikes! It doesn't help that I can't just put them out in my recycling bin, as it is not recyclable in this manner. I decided to try my hand at making plarn, and a handbag. To make your own plarn, you will need some plastic shopping bags and scissors.

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  • Plastic Shopping Bags
  • Scissors

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I can be described as a “craft, coffee and cat addict”. I began my crafting journey more than 10 years ago with needlepoint on plastic canvas (thanks Aunt Arlys!). In 2014, I jumped head first into crocheting and jewelry making, and my blogging journey as EyeLoveKnots, named in honor of family members affected by Retinoblastoma - a cancer of the eye. I currently craft part time. This is my true passion, and I am very grateful for your business, support and feedback - hoping to make it to full time soon! I can also be found on, where I have begun a craft directory!