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Making a Hooked Rug Using Plastic Bags

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A great way to recycle loads of plastic bags is to make a rug. This guide is about making a hooked rug using plastic bags.


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By 6 found this helpful
March 20, 2007

We get plastic bags from all of our stores when we shop so I decided to put them to use. I found my hook rug canvas and cut my bags in 4 inch by 1 inch strips to make a plastic bag rug. They are soft and good for by the door and when they get dirty, just hose them off. Your only cost is the hook rug canvas. You can make them any size you want.

By Barb from Rothbury, MI

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March 24, 20070 found this helpful

Hi...I started doing the hook rugs by buying a small kit or ask at one of your craft have to have a special hook for the is called a hook rug hook or latch hook.. The basic thing to do is put your hook through one post of the canvas and wrap your strip around the hook and pull it through..the hook has a clasp on it...It is hard to explain unless you have the hook and canvas...I just use the canvas and instead of using a cut piece of yarn I use a strip 1 inch by 4 inches of the plastic bag...I fold my bags and cut longs strips then cut the long strips into small ones.....when working on it I try to put different colors of strips in..makes for a pretty affect. I hope this helps because I don't know any other way to explain it....Usually if you buy a kit it has all the instructions and a hook...Good Luck....Barb

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March 15, 2011

With regards to the plastic bag hooked rug craft project (Plastic Bag Hooked Rug); what do you put on the back of the rug so it doesn't slip?

By Mary Beth

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March 16, 20110 found this helpful

You can buy backing to hold rugs in place on the floor. Just about anywhere I imagine that sells pre-made rugs or a fabric/craft store.

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February 16, 20120 found this helpful

I'm looking for recycled type ideas, but will welcome any other ideas too.

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