I’ve written a post about what plarn is and how it affects our everyday lives. Did you know that one plastic bag is approximately 9 yards of plarn? This post here will teach you how to make it. It’s surprisingly easy! I’ll take you step by step through the process.
This video is actually how I learned to make it. It’s very helpful if the photo process isn’t enough for you.
Start by folding a plastic bag in thirds. To do this, tuck the edges in and crease them.
Cut the handles and the bottom off.
Cut the bag in to 1 inch strips.
GENTLY unfold your strips. They can be very fragile, so don’t yank on it.
Take two strips and thread one through the one (picture one). Then, fold the edge of one strip through the edge of the same strip and make a slipknot (pictures two and three).
Continue to knot them all together. If your strip breaks, just cut it free and start with a new one.
And that’s all there is to it! Remember to take your bottoms and handles and put them into a separate bag for recycling.