How many people look at a shower liner and think, 'reusable lunch bag'? At least one. Tiffany used an IKEA NACKTEN shower liner, a half a yard of fabric, sewing machine and thread to make just that. Her pattern...a paper lunch bag. As one comment on the original how-to pointed out, liners made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) are NOT TO BE USED for this project. Liners that are made of PEVA (polyethylene vinyl acetate) are food-safe and PCB-free. Check out the entire tute over on IKEA Hacker.
Not in the market for a lunch bag? Check out these new uses for new or old shower curtains/liners:
- Line cabinets and shelves with them.
- Use them to make protective aprons.
- Can serve as drop cloths when painting or for under high chairs.
- Use them as picnic table and bench covers.
- They can protect your table when cutting fabric or doing sticky crafts indoors.
- They make great weed blockers in flower beds.
- Use them as tarps for items in the garage and outside such as lawn equipment and furniture.
- Great to keep in the trunk of your car for emergencies, just in case you have to crawl underneath the undercarriage.
- Perfect for lining the truck, especially when carrying dirty stuff like plants.
- Excellent as moisture protection under tents, sleeping bags and such.
- A quick cut and you can turn one into an emergency poncho!
So, can you think of any more uses for new or old shower curtains/liners? If so, please share!