100 Day Project Day 12

Experimenting with painted plarn on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019

*update: this is part two of a two-part project. Read part one.  

*Update 2: Since this post, I’ve made an all-in-one post about removing ink, coloring, and making plarn. Read it here.

Day 12 of The 100 Day Project: Well, yesterday I decided to start an experiment with coloring plarn using paint. And today I have the results. I’m happy to report that it worked! Both types of paint stayed on the bags just fine, and I had no problem turning the bags into plarn. Some of the paint came off onto my hands, but I expected some of that. Plus, it washed right off. I’m interested to see what they look like when made into something. 

I let the paint dry overnight last night and here are what the bags look like flattened out: 

Experimenting with and making colored plain from upcycled plastic bags on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Experimenting with and making colored plain from upcycled plastic bags on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Experimenting with and making colored plain from upcycled plastic bags on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Experimenting with and making colored plain from upcycled plastic bags on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019

So I made the plastic bags into plarn in the same way I did on day 9. First cutting off the top and bottom, then cutting the tube into one big long strand about an inch and a half wide.

Experimenting with and making colored plain from upcycled plastic bags on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Experimenting with and making colored plain from upcycled plastic bags on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Experimenting with and making colored plain from upcycled plastic bags on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Experimenting with and making colored plain from upcycled plastic bags on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019

The amount of pink paint that came off onto my hands after cutting all four bags was minimal and washed off easily. 

Experimenting with and making colored plain from upcycled plastic bags on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019

And here are the four plarn butterflies (in the upcycled plarn basket I made on day 10), ready and waiting to be made into something else!

Experimenting with and making colored plain from upcycled plastic bags on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019

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*update: this is part two of a two-part project. Read part one.  

*Update 2: Since this post, I’ve made an all-in-one post about removing ink, coloring, and making plarn. Read it here.

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