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heeheeitsme463
« on: February 29, 2008 03:10:58 PM »

Soo...i wasn't sure where to put this, but my mom and I (mainly my mom) latch-hooked a rug from plastic bags!! It is unbelievably soft, and sticks to your feet sometimes, and I think it is cute!
the rug!!!


close-up

The back


comment please!!


Edit: My local newspaper did a story on the rug..... heres the link: http://www.dailypress.com/features/custom/healthyliving/dp-hl-hooked-rug-adds-uniqueness-may08,0,3406845.story

and... here's a link to the tutorial they made for me!! ('cause I'm too lazy to make one myself)
http://www.dailypress.com/features/custom/healthyliving/dp-hl-make-hook-rug-may08,0,2767863.story

Props to the people whose website I originally saw an image of a latch hooked plastic  bag on!!! If anyone knows of this website, please post it! I have tried to find it since I got the idea from them, but have not been able to. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008 03:46:29 PM »

wow how creative! way to use the 3-Rs! how big is it?
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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008 03:49:15 PM »

ooo I like how your rug is latch hooked rather than crocheted or braided or weaved. Very neat!!
I definitely want to make one of those now...my closet in the bathroom is overflowing with plastic bags.
Nice work Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008 03:53:10 PM »

I used to latch hook all the time when I was a kid.  I kinda miss it.  I really want to make one of these now - I have tons of bags stored up.
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« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008 04:32:11 PM »

I bet that feels unique to the touch! Your rug reminds me so much of a toy cat I won at a carnival many years ago, who was made entirely of plastic latch hook attached to a wire frame, and it was the coolest thing! I wish I still had him.

That's very clever. I might try this too!
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ransufodo
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008 06:30:28 PM »

Too cool!! 

Last year I started a latch hook plastic bag rug, but only finished a corner because my daughter diverted me into making her some placemats instead.  I'll post a picture if I can get them back for a day.

What is it called when more than one person discovers the same thing at the same time? - parallelism?
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ollieorange
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008 07:13:12 PM »

That's a great idea! Kudos for reusing evil plastic bags!
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maddiemoos
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008 09:46:43 PM »

That is awesome!  How long and wide did you cut the strips of bags?  I want to make one! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2008 12:16:07 AM »

Awesome idea! Where do you use it? wouldn't that be SO easy to clean? :-p

So tempted to make one now...
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heeheeitsme463
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2008 12:18:45 PM »

thanks for all the compliments!
how big is it?

i haven't measured it yet, but if i hold it straight up and have it the bottom touch the ground, it comes up to my waist (i'm about 5'3'').

That is awesome!  How long and wide did you cut the strips of bags?  I want to make one! Grin

We folded the bags lengthwise (like a hot dog) twice and cut strips from that (we cut perpendicular to the fold). Then we unfolded the strips and wrapped them around our hand and cut them to the curcumfrence of our hand.  Undecided It sounds kinda confusing, i'll try to put pictures up later. (or if anyone else understands it and can explain it better....?)

Awesome idea! Where do you use it? wouldn't that be SO easy to clean? :-p

So tempted to make one now...

I'm actually using it in my room right now, but it would make a great welcome mat or a bathroom rug. When it gets dirty, you can just hose it off!! Cheesy
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