I finished the evening bag crocheted from newspaper condoms from the New York Times and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It came out pretty nicely, only problem is it didn’t use nearly enough bags and they come in at a rate of 2-4 per day!
Plastic bag craft is kind of an interesting genre. There are some really quite beautiful examples of crochet, braiding, and weaving with plastic bags.
- Photos on flickr tagged with ‘plastic bag crochet’
- Gooseflesh has some amazing sea creatures using plastic bags in her blog
- And she has instructions on how to make the yarn here
- Thrifty Fun posted instructions on making a woven plastic bag rug
Can all these craft projects make a dent in the production of plastic bags (check out the ticker at the top of this page)? Unfortunately, I doubt it. But, at least it’s a start. And, when people see the beautiful and (re-) usable things made out of trash, it may make them think twice about throwing the bags out after one use.