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Having to stay home and in bed most of the time because of my back injury, I'm finding that I'm limited by what I can do. No more dashing down to my storage unit to rummage through boxes for something I need; no more reaching up in the closet to bring down a few items; no more bending down to grab something that's fallen. My little guy's birthday is in March and I had already assembled his gifts - I normally send a box full of wrapped gifts to be opened over a period of days (although my daughter, his mom, tells me they never wait that long). All I needed to do was wrap up the gifts and get a kind neighbour to post the box. The gift wrap wasn't a problem as it was already close at hand but finding gift tags for each of the gifts needed some creative thinking.
Enter the lowly plastic bread tab. I found a dozen of so in the bottom of my bread box. To turn these into gift tags, I cut out small pieces of gift wrap and bits of cardboard recycled from a tea package box and trimmed these trimmed to the same width as a bread tab. Then I glued each one to the bread tab. A little note on the back of each - something witty like "Don't Open Yet!" - and I was done. Cost? Zero! (And they can be reused over and over - just peel off the cardboard paper bit and replace with a new one!)
|Posted on October 26, 2010 at 10:24 AM||comments (0)|
Here I thought I was a super duper recycling queen when it came to recycling plastic grocery bags. Let's see, I make bangles from plastic bags, wreaths, plarn (plastic yarn) line my bins with them, use them to protect my cashmere sweaters in the freezer (summers only), and clean them up to reuse over and over again. I've also highlighted Heal the Bay's short film The Majestic Plastic Bag that traces the life of the ubiquitous plastic bag.
The clever folks at Web Design Schools Guide site have me beat with their 50 ways to recycle bags.
|Posted on October 19, 2010 at 10:35 AM||comments (3)|
Here's what happens if you leave cardboard food boxes in close proximity to Halloween magazines. They merge to become cheap and dreadfully clever loot bags. Give them away to all the creepy, crawly critters that visit you on the NIGHT! No magazines, what about wrapping paper, or even newspapers you can embellish with cutouts of bats, witches, and horrifying goblins and ghosties?
Black pipe cleaners would look better but I only had these gray ones leftover from last year's Halloween.