Our household loves to recycle and keeping stuff out of landfill occupies a lot of our energy. This week’s make recycles 2 different plastic items.
I save the plastic tops from milk and juice containers for a local charity. Up until now I’ve had a dish in the corner of my worktop that I throw them into after washing. Yesterday, I needed to use the dish for something else so my collection of bottle tops was without a container.
I decided to make something to put them in using plastic carrier bags. Those who know me will know that I’ve used this technique before when I made a shopping bag. It was the source of much hilarity that I cut up carrier bags to make a carrier bag!
So this make is a bowl made out of 3 thin plastic bags.
First cut off the handles and the bottom bit where the seam is.
Start at the top and cut a thin strip about 1 inch/2.5 cm wide in a spiral until you have a long length of plastic that you can use like a length of yarn.
I used a 15mm crochet hook and made a circle (I won’t go into how to crochet as there are many, many videos on youtube that show how much better than I can explain here).
When the bowl was the diameter that I wanted – this took 2 carrier bags – I stopped increasing and started to make the sides which used up the third bag.
And here it is:
Some good news is that one of my lovely daughters (the master bag maker) has promised to do a guest make for this blog. If anyone else would like to showcase a make please let me know!