100 Day Project Day 16

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 part three of a four-part project. Read parts one, two, 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 16 of The 100 Day Project: So yesterday I removed the ink from some plastic bags and then put them out to dry. Today I went ahead and added some paint to them.

I’m using the hot pink survey marking paint that I found before, and since it’s so bright I wanted just like a  hint of it that would show up now and again on the strands.

To do that, I twisted each bag up starting at the bottom corner and made a loop to hold it tightly while I painted it. (P.s. try not to be jealous of my super extra feathered house sandals.)

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 hung them all from the line outside and flattened them out once they dried.

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

theyre really pretty and I’m excited to cut them up into plarn tomorrow. I think they’re going to turn out nicely. 

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

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