Upcycled Plastic Bag Flower Earrings
Are you someone that likes to do crafts? If that sounds like you, I have a fun and super cute project for you. You can make these Upcycled Plastic Bag Flower Earrings in just a few minutes! Well, may take more than a few minutes if you are new to crocheting.
While these are made with like a seafoam green color, you can make them in any color you want. It just depends on what color plastic bags you have on hand.
The thickness of the earrings depends on how wide you cut your pieces. To get your plarn ready, you can follow the tips in this post on How To Make Plarn, or watch the video below. For these earrings, I cut my pieces about 1/4 inch wide.
These also make for a really cool gift. What says you care more than giving someone something you made by hand with thought and time?? Better than a bought gift any day!
You ready? Let’s get started on making you a pair of Upcycled Plastic Bag Flower Earrings!
I did my best to type out the directions, but I know that sometimes typed directions can be hard to follow. So I also made a how-to video as well. You will find that below.
- 1 Plastic Bag
- 2 Earring Hooks
- 2 Beads (be sure to get ones with larger holes in the center)
- 4 Jewelry Jump Rings
- Jewelry Pliers
- Size 2 or letter C Crochet Hook
Upcycled Plastic Bag Flower Earrings Directions:
First, you want to get your plarn ready before you start. You can do that by following these steps here to make plarn or by watching the video below. Cut the plastic in about 1/4 inch pieces.
Now, slide one bead over the end of the plarn. Tip, use the end of the earring to feed the plastic through the bead. Then loop the plarn over the hook and pull it back through itself to make your first starting loop. Then chain two. You do that by looping the plarn over the hook again and then pull it back through itself (doing this two more times to make the chain two).
Slide the bead down to those two loops and then chain two again past the bead.
Now push the end of your hook through the very first loop you made. Wrap the plarn over the end of the hook and pull it through that first loop. That gives you a first loop on the next row.
Then you will chain 4 this time. When you get to the end of that four, place the hook through the center hole by the bead, then loop the plarn over the end and pull it through itself again. Keep doing these steps four more times till you have a total of five loops all the way around.
Next, you will be doing pretty much the same thing as the last step. But this time, you will chain 6 each time. Work your way all the way around again so that you have another five loops around.
When you get to the end this time, you will pull your plarn all the way through. Then flip it over and weave it through a few back loops. Then trim off the extra.
Next to add the earring hook.
Now, take one of your jump rings and clamp it around one of the outer loops. Then take the next jump ring and feed it through the last one and also through the end of the earring hook. Clamp it closed and you are done! Repeat all the steps above to make the second earring for the pair.
Have a hard time following the directions for this Upcycled Plastic Bag Flower Earrings? No worries, here is a easy to follow how-to video!
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denise caci says
i love all your crafts, i am learning new things everyday. how do i get to see your videos about the plastic bag earrings, my granddaughter would love this and we already do some small crafts together, this and others would really go over great! hope you can get back to me and let me know if you could help Thanks so much Denise
Reuse Grow Enjoy says
Hi Denise, happy you hear you are enjoying my crafts. There is a step by step video on how to make these earrings at the end of the post. If you scroll over it, it should autoplay. If not, simply click play and it will start. Let me know if you have any other questions. Happy crafting!