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Thrift?  Frugality?  Eco-accessories?  Something you can do while being lazy on the couch?  You got it!

This Instructable shows how to make a macrame bracelet entirely out of grocery bags (and a few beads if you prefer).  This same technique can also be applied to making a ring.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
You will need:
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • Lighter
  • Bottle
  • Beads (optional)
 
kjones353 years ago
Just made one, super cute!
Ninzerbean4 years ago
Wow! And a pair of these, just t bit larger, would make great handles on a purse made from bags.
I made handles by braiding them and it is fine. I have made another one that I haven't published yet but will in a day or two. They make great handles. Have you priced handles at the craft stores? Plastic bags are great for stuff. So glad she posted this.
AngryRedhead (author)  Ninzerbean4 years ago
Indeed! But the material is a bit stretchy... Still the cost of experimenting ain't much.
sunshiine4 years ago
I have been experimenting using plastic bags. This is a great idea. My mom probably would try necklaces with them.
AngryRedhead (author)  sunshiine4 years ago
One of my mother's friends used to crochet plastic bread bags into rugs, and I think that's what got me started in experimenting.

If you do this, please take a picture to share!  I'd love to see what you come up!
Oh yes, I have thought about that. I did use plastic bread bags on a tote for handles. It worked great and actually looked good too. I have it on my page here. The handles were fairly strong because I braided quite a few together.
AngryRedhead (author)  sunshiine4 years ago
I can't find the tote!
I have it here If I am not supposed to do this let me know and I will send a pm and delete this message. http://www.instructables.com/id/MRS-RATTATOUILLES-DE-JEUNER-UN-SAC/
Very tidy... love it!
AngryRedhead (author)  rocketsurgery4 years ago
Thanks!  I think using the same material for the bracelet and twine helps keep it cohesive.
ChrysN4 years ago
Pretty! I'm going to see if I have and plastic bags around. Is that also a ring you make on your finger?
AngryRedhead (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
Thanks!  And yes!  It flairs out to the sides a bit, but fortunately it's squishy and bends.  I used my thumb as a guide for making it, and it ended up fitting my ring finger nicely.