No matter how many plastic bags
we reuse and recycle
, they still seem to come into our house with every shopping trip. This is no surprise of course, since almost every kind of store under the sun seems to carry them. The accumulation of them can quickly become overwhelming, but it certainly doesn't have too.
If you want to turn that mountain of plastic bags into a little molehill, Instructables has an article on using them to spin yarn
to make a pretty plastic handbag, using scissors, plastic bags, a spindle, and knitting needles. The author gives an excellent description with her pictures to describe what she is doing, and makes it seem like it would be a fairly easy project. She cautions to keep it to purse size because the plastic gets surprisingly bulky and heavy.
Since there is no accompanying video to the article, check out these step by step videos at joyofhandspinning.com
Although the videos are based on spinning yarn, the same concept would apply to spinning plastic bags. the website also gives you insight on how to make a drop spindle
With this idea for plastic bags, you can knit enough to give as gifts
and is an excellent craft project. This idea also proves that you can keep them out of the landfill. I think that I can find the time to knit one. What about you?