I'm working on eliminating the use of disposables in our household. I've already been successful eliminated disposable paper towels and napkins by replacing them with cloth towels and napkins. I even have cloth picnic napkins! ;0) Since my 3 year old's nose is constantly...shall we say, active...I wanted to make an effort to stop buying disposable tissues and replace them with handkerchiefs. This upcycle craft uses a plastic pinto bean bag I purchased from the grocery store. This particular bag has a resealable top.
Here it is, enjoy!
- 1 used plastic bag with a self sealing top
- 3 different colors of duct tape
- matching fabric 3" x 3" square
- matching thread
- needle for sewing thread
- wax paper
- hot glue gun
Step 1: Take your 3 different colors of duct tape and decorate your plastic bag. I choose to do strips because it was fast and easy.
Step 2: Cut a 3" x 3" square out of matching fabric...larger or smaller depending on the size of plastic bag you're using.
Step 3: Find some matching thread and stitch the edges. Then using a pencil on the back of the square, draw the letter you'd like to stitch then stitch it.
Step 4: Glue the square onto your decorated tissue bag.
Step 5: Add a handkerchief.
Now this craft is ready for the next nasal emergency! I actually used my reusable tissue bag the other day and was so excited about not using disposable tissues. I was even more excited about not having to worry about putting a dirty handkerchief in my purse...the "moisture" leaking onto other things in my purse. Plus, the fabric is 100% cotton, soft on the nose and comes in many other colors/designs.
Happy Nose Wiping the Green Way!