She Cuts Multiple Holes In An Old T-Shirt And Transforms It Into An Important Piece
Adrian Quinton 3/2/2016
Did you know there are a few different ways to make your next shopping trip a little more more eco-friendly? Try these cloth bags projects or save those plastic ones for something important!
No-Sew Shirt Bag
Make an easy no-sew bag out of an old t-shirt. This is perfect to stash away in the car!
Cut The Sleeves
Use a pair of fabric scissors to remove any sleeves on the t-shirt. Your shirt should look like this now!
Remove The Neckline
Then trace a round object right under the shirt's original neckline. Cut this part off as well!
Cut The Fringe
Once you've removed the neckline, you can make 3x1-inch vertical cuts on the bottom of the shirt. When the strips are complete your shirt look like this!
Tie To Finish
Tie the fringe together tightly so the bottom of the shirt is held together. If you're still a little unsure about how to make it you can follow the full set of instructions at mommypotamus.com.
Now you have a sturdy bag you can use on all of your grocery trips!
Eye-Catching Produce Bag
If you want to give delicate fruits and veggies the soft transport they truly need, this craft is perfect for you!
Cut It Up
Make the cuts you see in the three simple steps below, you can visit deliacreates.com if you need help!
You won't have to worry about your produce bruising - the soft fabric encases them, the cuts allow the produce to breathe and unpacking much easier since you can see the contents!
Make Some Pom-Poms
Use your leftover plastic grocery bags to make cool pom-poms perfect for your little cheerleader! Learn how to make them with this helpful YouTube tutorial.
Screenshot via YouTube
Stash Instead Of Trash
If you do prefer to use plastic or are left with no other choice, be sure to save your bags!
Save Your Plastic
Plastic grocery bags can be returned to the grocery store (usually if they're unfolded) or stashed away for when you need some disposable plastic bags.
Store 'Em Away
One easy way to store your excess plastic bags is with a tissue box. Even though it probably doesn't seem like it can hold much, the tissue box can actually store a surprising number of bags!
See how to do it at bobvila.com.
Neat And Tidy
If you want to get even more organized with your leftover bags, you can always fold them up like you see in this easy YouTube video!
Screenshot via YouTube
Learn how to use plastic grocery bags as trash bags and secure them in a way that really works by clicking "Play" on the video below!
According to a Wall Street Journal report, the United States goes through an average of 100 billion plastic bags every year. No, that wasn't a typo!
Even if just a few of us transition into reusable bags or put the plastic bags we have to good use, we can make a noticeable difference in the pollution of our beloved planet!