Old Container, New Look

Repurposing and reusing is probably one of the ways we can reduce waste on this earth. It is a truth that we cannot escape all the packaged goods completely. Some time or the other we do end up buying some packed good. And with them come the packages.

What do you do with empty boxes and packets? Take for example this curd container.

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Using a little bit of fabric and fabric glue this curd container has been given a new look. All that you need to do is cut some fabric the size of the jar and a round shaped piece for the lid. Apply fabric glue all around the jar and carefully stick the fabric.

Take care to remove all wrinkles from the fabric or else it will give an untidy look.

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Now I can use this box as a cookie container. See those freshly baked custard cookies peeking out of the box.

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My cookies comfortably rest in this repurposed curd container. What a wonderful way to resuse a box that would have, otherwise, landed in a trash bin.

Gift Bags

Packing gifts in handmade bags instead of wrapping paper. The bag that becomes a part of the gift. A bag that can be used for multiple purposes. (Not to mention, the paper we save while using these reusable bags.)

  1. This was a drawstring bag I made for a three year old boy. Filled with some Hot Wheels cars, this little boy had a bag to carry his cars too.

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2. When I had to present some Fancy Key Chains as return gifts, these pouches served the purpose perfectly.

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3. It was a little girl’s birthday who loved to draw and colour. This dainty bag was made to carry drawing and Colouring Books along with some pencils and crayons.

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4. Jute has a different feel about it. These large envelope style jute bags are elegant enough to gift just about anything.

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T-shirt to Bag

Another t-shirt transformation project successfully completed. A t-shirt turned to a bag.

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This was a fairly loose t-shirt that I no longer wanted to wear. The string at the bottom looked perfect for a drawstring bag.

If you are looking for a 15 minute project, this would be the perfect one.

Using a roller cutter cut off the lower portions of the t-shirt, leaving aside only the neck and sleeves.

Stitch all along the cut side to close it. This becomes the bottom of the bag. Turn it over to make the t-shirt bottom become the open end of the bag.

Open one end of the hem side seam to reveal just a bit of the string. Have a double layer of the string which will serve as a the bag strap when pulled.

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Fold the bag and put it into your purse. Next time you go shopping you have your own bag to carry your shopping.