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DIY Doormat from Recycled Plastic Bags

Instead of tossing flexible plastic bags into the recycling bin, give them a second life by transforming them into durable and inexpensive plastic rugs.

| August/September 2015

I turn plastic into excellent DIY doormats. I use newspaper bags, bread wrappers and anything flexible that can be cut into strips. A 3-by-4-foot mat requires approximately 50 newspaper bags to make. 

Other than the bags, a big, fat crochet hook, some time, and a little creativity is all you’ll need to make an upcycled plastic rug. Use any basic mat or rug pattern, and remember that no one will check your work for mistakes.

Audrey Lowman
Norman, Oklahoma

WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG
5/22/2018 8:53:28 PM

I use the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own DIY projects – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)







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