I have a new to me word for ya'll: PLARN (plastic yarn)! I feel like I'm growing in all this DIYing. I find myself reading about something and wanting to try it asap. When I visited my sister we talked about plarn and I said it would be fun to make something. 'Twas agreed upon that I would make her a rug since the floor of her balcony is super cold. Said and done, when I got home I started right away.
I made plarn by cutting strips out of various plastic bags. I cut up the sides so it made one big piece of plastic. Then I cut the bag into strips by starting in one end and cutting along the sides. So I ended up with one cohesive ball of plarn. If that makes sense lol.
I crocheted the strips with a size 10 needle I bought on eBay.
And here's the finished result. I put a bottle of nail polish in there for size reference. It was a fun project but I got a bit tired since I first had to make the plarn and then crochet it. It's stiffer than real yarn but as long as I rested my hands it was fine :) I'm going to make one for our balcony as well!
I really like that you can take all those plastic bags you're not going to use and make something pretty and usable. Re-use, reduce, recycle fo shizzle ;)