Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy EarthDay!







To teach/celebrate EarthDay with my 1st grade students I asked them to collect their used juice pouches. I'm making purses and wallets for them. Here's my first purse--it's too cute! I love the idea of reusing. We always focus on recycling, which is important, but we don't often think about reusing. I'm using the plastic tubs from organic lettuce and produce for storing fabric projects, selvages, thread, etc. It's a great way to organize the sewing room, reuse, and save on storage containers--that leaves more money for quilt shows and fabrics! Happy EarthDay!

5 comments:

  1. Very easy. I googled it and read through lots of how to's. Apparently, you can even hot glue gun them!

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  2. BRILLIANT! love it! way to show those 1st graders!!! Reduced reuse recycle!

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  3. Correction--I tried and you can't hot glue gun them! I hot glued ribbon and it stays but velcro came right off.

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  4. I have a quite large bag that is made from Orange juice baggies, and it's great - I love to use it to take things to the pool! I just found out though, that those Capri Sun bags are worth money for my daughter's school - if we collect them and send them in, they're worth 3 cents or something!

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