DIY Macrame Plastic Bag Holder
In a world where we need to do our bit for the environment and eradicate the use of throw-away plastics, we’re always on the look-out for clever ways to ensure we reuse and recycle whenever we can. This is why we just love this gorgeous DIY plastic bag holder created for us by the fantastic Devon Coverdale. Not only is it a great excuse to spend an afternoon crafting, but if you stock it with all the shopping bags you already have and hang it by the door, you’ll never get to the shops unprepared again!
You Will Need:
Take 8 of the 2m lengths of cord and attach to the wooden ring using larks head knots. Take the middle 4 cord ends and secure in a square knot. Continue using square knots, increasing by one knot on each step, to create the triangle formation.
Tie in one of the 30cm lengths using a half hitch knot, horizontally across the bottom of the square knot triangle formation. Once completed, tie the loose ends together to create a loop.
Knot on the remaining 12 macrame lengths to the loop with the larks head knot.
Secure all loose ends with square knots (10 in total). To create the sleeve, continue using alternating square knots, leaving approximately 3cm between each knot, creating a diamond pattern when four square knots are connected.
Continue knotting downwards for at least 12 rows; if you want to store more bags, simply knot more rows.
When happy with the length, gather the loose ends and secure with a gathering knot.
Comb out the loose ends and trim.
Now hang your gorgeous DIY plastic bag holder somewhere it’s impossible to miss when you head out the shops, and you’ll never get to the til unprepared again!
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