Are you sick of buying storage and freezer bags?
1. Take four clean, thin shopping bags and cut off the bottom and the handles and turn inside out.
2. Stack so that you have a large rectangle 8 layers thick and sandwich between two large pieces of paper and iron for about 30 seconds. (Experience will tell you the right setting for your iron. Mine is on RAYON.)
4. Cool one minute. If you peek too soon, it will shrivel on you. The plastic sticks to a the paper a bit and is forced to hold it’s shape as it cools. Flip.
5. Repeat step 4 until completely fused. No layers. One piece of plastic. (See this Etsy workshop for safety issues and another explanation.)
9. Fill with food and close.
10. Squeal with glee.
Now, some folks might be saying, “But, Ivory, I’m not near as gross as you. I hate fumes and irons and I’m just not buying that this is safe.”
No problem. Take another look at the above pics. See that clear one full of PB playdoh at the bottom? Here we go….
Reusable Wraps from PEVA Shower Curtains
1. Buy 7$ PEVA shower curtain from discount store. (1.79 at IKEA, thank you Nicole!)
2. Cut in preferred sizes. And hand wash ’em.
You can get 25+ (1ft x 1ft) wraps from a standard curtain. But wait till you’ve used a few before you commit to a size.
3. Put same cheap velcro on inside top and outside bottom.
4. Load, wrap, squeal.
NOW, these are not as durable as the others. I’m not thinking they’ll last very long in a school lunch. I’m trying it out, though. BUT, they make FANTASTIC fridge wraps. See through!
P.S. Come back on Tuesday and I’ll show you how to make a NO-SEW rag rug. (Mine is old t-shirts, but any fabric will work…socks, sheets, towels, etc.)
P.P.S.: Try these Uline plastic bag supplies for organizing your crafts