Denim is a good strong fabric, and I hate throwing out jeans when they are worn or otherwise unwearable and therefore un-donate-able (is that even a word?!?). So I’ve had my old jeans in the bottom of my wardrobe for a while, waiting to find a project that they could be used on.
But who has room to store clothes that you can’t wear? Certainly not me! So it was time to do something. A look through Pinterest, and it seems the main way to reuse jeans is to make them into a bag. But that wasn’t really what I was after, I have no use for a denim bag.
I pinned a couple of ideas on my Craft board. And the first project I chose to make was a (kind of) bag. Who’dathunkit. But there we go 🙂 I’m going to call them baskets.
Then I looked for some tassel jewellery ideas. That was fun!
It was way past time to replace the old, worn cushion covers on our lounge. And I thought that perhaps it might be an opportunity to have a couple of seasonal covers, so we can mix things up from time to time 🙂
With that in mind, and having seen the idea of using tea towels (kitchen or dish towels) to do this, I purchased 2 summer-themed towels at the end of last year. You know, when summer was starting here in Australia lol. I found these at KMart:
Everyone (hopefully!) is thinking about ways they can re-use, re-cycle and generally do their best to look after our planet. There are heaps of ideas out there, and you are probably aware of many of them already!
Re-useable produce bags are an easy thing to change in your routine, and I’ve been thinking about making some for ages. But I have a fruit and veg co-op, and we use very little packaging anyway, so I didn’t think there was much point. There are a couple of items that I do need to package up, like beans or lettuce leaves, and these go in a paper bag. Often these bags are returned to me for re-use. Continue reading