Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Recycled Crafting with Plarn

Never heard of Plarn? I have to confess I had never heard the term before either.

It is yarn you make from attaching strips of plastic bags together.   I have seen many things made with it over the years but hadn't heard the term before.
To begin with here is a tutorial on how to make plarn on Planet M Files.

People have been making rugs from them for a long time but today there are many tutorials out there to make some interesting things with it.
Learn how to crochet an Air Pot planter at Abigail's Craftshow Blog.

Make a crocheted tote bag with instructions from My Recylced Bags.

Or how about their dishcloth with a scrubbie center.  My Recycled Bags

Don't know how to crochet? How about a braided plarn rug. Learn how to make one on Handmade in the USA. 

And if you can't crochet yourself, here
are a couple of cute plarn bags for sale in Sun Creations Emporium on Etsy.

Do you use plarn? We would love to hear what you make with it.

Thanks for visiting today.
Bette Shaw


  1. I've seen some things made from this. I tend to use my special bags when shopping. If I do come home with plastic, I use it when scooping the litter box.
    Mama Bear

  2. Cool! That's neat and looks like a lot of fun to do.