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    Could somebody tell me what I could do with all of my plastic sacks that I get from Wal-Mart, grocery stores,etc..
    I know I could return them or recycle,is there something else I could do with them?

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    My elderly neighbor uses them as her garbage sack since she has little garbage. She takes our extras. I have seen people braid them into rugs for wiping wet feet on.

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    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=...d2078a4f36f0fe

    this is the results of a google search. See if there is something there that interests you:)

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    I made a bag out of my plastic bags to put my newspapers in. If you do a search on Google, you will see many projects including some beautiful purses, etc.

    Here is a link to images, you can also search for directions:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=croch...=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7GGIT_en&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=b_DFTd7KOcbz0gHDqcSsCA&ved=0CDMQsAQ&biw=1419&bih=609

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    Emergency bathing suit, in case you leave your regular suit at home! :mrgreen:

    (Just kidding! ;) )
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    Check with your local charity groups, we have a group that crochets mats for the homeless out of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonrise
    Emergency bathing suit, in case you leave your regular suit at home! :mrgreen:

    (Just kidding! ;) )
    Oh No!!! Did we really have to go there? :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonrise
    Emergency bathing suit, in case you leave your regular suit at home! :mrgreen:

    (Just kidding! ;) )
    Thank you,might have to try it,but I will have to find one big enough :-)

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    take your extra sacks to like the thrift stores, antique stores etc. as they can always use sacks

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    our craft class at school crochets them into bags and mats.

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    Okay, I had my laugh for the day. I am sitting here reading all the Mother posts, tears running down my cheeks, and I see this post and thought it said What to do with plastic slacks! I had to look to see why you would have purchased plastic slacks.
    I met a woman who crocheted the plastic BAGS into a tote bag. It was really nice.

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    I found this earlier today about fusing the plastic bags into material to sew.

    http://etsylabs.blogspot.com/2007/05...astic-bag.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    My elderly neighbor uses them as her garbage sack since she has little garbage. She takes our extras. I have seen people braid them into rugs for wiping wet feet on.
    Yes I too have seen braided rugs mag from. My MIL had one and it wore for years.

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    Take your extras to Goodwill or other resale shops. They are always needing plastic bags. That's what I do with mine.

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    I use a lot for cat litter cleaners. One of my cats is a lady-like white Persian who is so fussy, if her box isn't cleaned out twice a day, she'll look me straight in the eye and squat on the bathroom rug!
    And I'm now cutting some up and crocheting a rug for in front of the kitchen sink. I'm a messy cook and splash water all over the floor, then fell last week when I slipped in it. I'm thinking if I had two of them, I could wash one in the washer and let it dry outside while using the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlgh
    Take your extras to Goodwill or other resale shops. They are always needing plastic bags. That's what I do with mine.
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    And the library's used book room, ours always needs extra sacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonrise
    Emergency bathing suit, in case you leave your regular suit at home! :mrgreen:

    (Just kidding! ;) )
    What do you call this pic, "Gramps does drag?" :lol:

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    The WalMart store here has a big box for recycling your bags, if you care to bring them back to the store.

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    Thanks for all the links!
    I usually just use them for small trash bags around the house, and such.

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    I've made tote bags purses even shoes for kids. Water bottle holders

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    Food Banks are in need of the bags.

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    My friend crochets bags from them, but prefers just the colored ones. I save them and take them to the local thrift store or use them when I have garage sale or craft sales.

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    I line my small trash cans with them and also, when I am cutting up items in the kitchen..instead of sending them down the garbage disposal, I put the scraps in the bags, tie them and place in garbage can. Also, in watching my grandbaby..I like to put dirty diapers in a bag and tie it up before disposing of them. I used to take my lunch to work with me. Hope these are useful ideas for you.

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    I cut them into strips and crochet totes, they are waterproof and virtually will never wear out.

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    make plastic "thread" (fold the bag across, cut off handle part and sealed bottom part and cut into strips any width from 1/2" or larger, open into loops and interlock the loops into continuous length, roll into balls and crochet or knit w/ it) and make things. Ive made a trash basket and smaller baskets to use on tables. sharet

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