Ideas for Up-cycling for Coming Banned Plastic Bag
In its latest environmentally friendly legislative move, California is planning on banning single-use plastic bags from its grocery stores. If shoppers happen to forget a bag or stubbornly refuse to purchase reusable grocery sacks, they will have the option to buy a single-use paper bag for five cents or more. As for all the bags left in landfill limbo, the following links describes step by step directions for easy DIY ideas for the going by way of the exiled, plastic bag.
Ever fall in love with a piece of furniture, but intensive labor and time is needed to spice it up. Take look at these Decoupage ideas which describe the simple steps and recipes for your personalized creation. Don’t limit your self to furniture either, last week I decoupaged an old shoe box for a unique gift box. If its made from a solid material and does not absorb water ( fabric needs to be resin glue painted before hand), than get deco on it.
My go to project is newspaper decoupage, its easy and abutment. After the drying process, newspaper is trouble free to white wash or paint over. Some people favor the newspaper design which can be found in several colors and paper textures, like coupon inserts or old phone book yellow pages. Enjoy
Metal cans make up 30% of most house hold waste. Both aluminum and tin has become increasingly part of our day to day lives. By eliminating a fraction of the cans that land in our land fills the ripple effect will impact multiple ares of our environment. For further information connect on my stats and information page. Now, an easy fun way to reduce tin-can waste, is up-cycling them in to candle lanterns, either as gifts or home decoration. I must add, the DIY ideas for cans is endless…… Snazzy Shelving, Lazy Susans, Bird Feeder and even a can Wind Sock. My favorite is making lanterns from soup or soda cans, transforming them into something that everyone will take notice and enjoy. Follow the link below for step by step directions and additional ideas.
No Sew Tote bag
This up-cycled tote bag will come in handy, especially since Sonoma County is implementing on March 22nd 2014, a county wide plastic bag ban. T-shirt bags are the perfect replacement for grocery, shopping and farmers market bags. Up-cycling t-shirts benefit the open space that has been spared because there were 100 million fewer pounds of waste dumped on the land. For further information connect to my stats and information page.
The following the link below demonstrates step by step directions for creating a reuse tote. The tutorial is an outline, remember you can switch up any of the unique designs and make it your own. Have fun with it.
Additional Ideas for Up-Cycling T-Shirts
This tote is so great because you can fold it into a tiny bundle when you head to the Farmer’s Market and when you’re ready to buy your veggies, just unroll it and bam – tons of space! You don’t even have to worry about the bag getting dirty because it is completely machine washable! You can wear it over your shoulder or on your elbow. I believe it looks quite fashionable and vintage.
The whole process takes about 15 min! Be sure to double knot your ties on the bottom of the bag and pull to get that nice, long, fringe look. Also stretch all the whole bag before using so that you don’t have weird looking unfinished edges.
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