I just discovered a wonderful way to use my crocheted basket made with plastic bag yarn, as a flower basket centerpiece or placed anywhere you need a little injection of fun spring color! Buy some flowers from the nursery and use them for a few days indoors before planting them outdoors, the best idea for enjoying fresh flowers on a budget! This cute little basket, made from plastic bags from the grocery store, which are certainly something you don't want to put in the garbage looks great with the scalloped top, and you could also use this same technique to made a sleeve for a plastic pot to be used indoors or out, as of course it is 100% water compatible, though of course only for use in the shade.
Check out my tutorial for how to make yarn from plastic bags and my pattern for this plastic bag yarn crocheted basket. And while you are at it, you can certainly try making baskets with other recycled materials, such as a crocheted rags basket (above, from worn sheets and pillowcases,) or a basket made from homemade t-shirt yarn, (below) it really is so much fun and so satisfying!
Crocheting with recycled materials is one of my favorite crafts, I hope you'll give it a try too!