Curbly Original
How To: Fuse Plastic Bags + Make a Sunglasses Case!

by M.E. Gray

Reuse and recycle: Make fabric from old plastic bags

As Earth Day approaches (mark your calendars! April 22nd!), I've been thinking about ways to reduce and reuse the things I don't need in my life anymore. I'm pretty good about recycling what I can - cardboard, papers, and bottles go in the curbside recycling, and compost I take to the local natural foods store. Plastic bags go to grocery stores with those plastic bag bins up front, along with other random thinner plastics like cereal bags, plastic wrap, and bread bags. If you don't have access to a plastic bag recycling bin, you can reuse your plastic bags by fusing them together to create a waterproof, flexible fabric!       

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Curbly Original
How To: Fuse Plastic Bags + Make a Sunglasses Case!

by M.E. Gray

Reuse and recycle: Make fabric from old plastic bags

As Earth Day approaches (mark your calendars! April 22nd!), I've been thinking about ways to reduce and reuse the things I don't need in my life anymore. I'm pretty good about recycling what I can - cardboard, papers, and bottles go in the curbside recycling, and compost I take to the local natural foods store. Plastic bags go to grocery stores with those plastic bag bins up front, along with other random thinner plastics like cereal bags, plastic wrap, and bread bags. If you don't have access to a plastic bag recycling bin, you can reuse your plastic bags by fusing them together to create a waterproof, flexible fabric!       

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Make Your Own Ironing Board Cover

by DIY Maven

Make Your Own Ironing Board Cover

Have you looked at your ironing board cover lately? Their rattiness always sneaks up on you. Probably because it's one of those things you can hide away. But, really, a nice, pretty ironing board cover can make the tedious job of ironing so much more pleasant. Instead of opting for

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Home-Made Spray Starch Recipe

by DIY Maven

Home-Made Spray Starch Recipe

Show of hands...who uses spray starch when they iron? I do, depending on the fabric. My weapon of choice has been Magic Sizing (light body), and it really does make ironing easier. Next time I run out, I just might make my own spray starch, however. According to Luxury Housing Trends, the recipe couldn't be easier. Here it is:

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How To Iron Your Man's Shirt

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 09/15/08

Every good Home Ec teacher knows how to iron a long sleeved, collared shirt and indeed I do.  In fact, the idea for this tutorial has been swimming around in my think tank for the past couple of weeks, then I saw it right there on ApartmentTherapy this evening.

Why re-invent that tutorial wheel?  Instead, check out Chez Larrson to see a clear and concise how-to of this dying skill.  

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