100 Day Project Day 15

Quick Links: On Day 14 I went over how to remove ink from plastic bags so that you can start with a blank canvas. On Day 9 I went over how to make plarn. And on Day 11 I did an experiment with adding paint to plastic bags to make colored plarn.

*Update: This is day two of a four-part project. Read parts one, three, and four.

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

Day 15 of The 100 Day Project: Today I got to work actually removing the ink from plastic bags instead of just experimenting with it. Right off the top I’ll say fuck Target bags. You can get the ink off with bug spray but it’s a bit of a nightmare and it’s messy. I think I’ll be finding different ways to use those ones after this. 

I worked in the sink using a spray bottle full of bleach and a silicone scrubby (and bug spray for the target bag).

Making plarn from top to bottom. Removing ink from plastic bags, adding color, and cutting into long usable strips for crochet, weaving, wrapping, and other projects 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
Making plarn from top to bottom. Removing ink from plastic bags, adding color, and cutting into long usable strips for crochet, weaving, wrapping, and other projects 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
Making plarn from top to bottom. Removing ink from plastic bags, adding color, and cutting into long usable strips for crochet, weaving, wrapping, and other projects 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
Making plarn from top to bottom. Removing ink from plastic bags, adding color, and cutting into long usable strips for crochet, weaving, wrapping, and other projects 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

Then I repurposed a couple of metal garden torches to make a lightweight clothesline and hung the bags. In awhile I’ll go out and flip them inside out.

Making plarn from top to bottom. Removing ink from plastic bags, adding color, and cutting into long usable strips for crochet, weaving, wrapping, and other projects 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 then I’ll have some nice blank bags to use for plarn! 

Tomorrow I’m going to twist them up and paint them :) 

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*Update: This is day two of a four-part project. Read parts one, three, and four.

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

Creative Motivation & Inspiration 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 for Creative People <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019