Making a Hooked Rug Using Plastic Bags

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.


March 20, 2007 Flag
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Multicolored hooked rug made with shopping bags.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

March 21, 20070 found this helpful


Just love your hook rug! I have seen them crocheted, but I don't know how. Now, I can make one as I know how to latch hook. Thanks for sharing.

Trish in CT

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March 21, 20070 found this helpful


What a great rug! I haven't made one out of plastic bags - yet - but have made 2 hooked rugs out of fabrics I got from jumble and car boot sales. They are hardwearing and only need a shake to bring them up nicely. Happy hooking!

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March 23, 20070 found this helpful

It looks really nice but for some of us that have never hooked a rug, how do you do it? Do I have to get a book or can you give me a hint.

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March 24, 20070 found this helpful

This looks great, but like Dee I have no idea how to do this. Could you give us basic instructions please. I have so many bags and because I live where we have 3 separate ways of doing our trash, I can't use them very often. So this would be a great alternative. Blessings!

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March 24, 20070 found this helpful

March 15, 2011 Flag
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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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