Each of us can make our planet better easily: use tote bags or reusable bags instead of buying plastic ones, prefer beeswax paper for covering food or plates, make reusable towels and upcycle everything we can. If you feel like starting doing that or you are already doing that and want some ideas, here are some DIYs to go for.
Bags, Wraps And Covers
Don’t use paper for wrapping food, go for reusable beeswax food wraps made of fabric! They are great for reducing waste and they are a huge space saver. The tutorial is rather simple: take cloth of your choice, dye it using natural things like turmeric, and the apply beeswax. Every part of the tutorial is thoroughly described in the source, read it and make some food wraps, then mark them with some cool labels.
Make these reusable bowl covers and waxed cloth! They take the place of non-recyclable plastic wrap and aluminum foil, and they’re much more stylish. It’s easy to shape it over the top of a bowl or form it into a parcel, and because it’s made of beeswax, it’s got that same sweet scent. The covers can be tossed right in with the wash, and the waxed cloth can be rinsed with soap and cold water and used again and again.
Though plastic bags are pretty convenient, they’re kind of expensive and there are certainly more eco-friendly options available. Make some reusable fabric snack bags! Add some Velcro to close them comfortably anytime. They wipe clean to eliminate messes that may happen inside of them, and can even be used as a convenient wet bag on road trips.
If you love corn, make a reusable corn bag of fabric for a microwave. It can last long and is a very eco-friendly option, isn’t it? After sewing, fill the bag with corn and heat in the microwave for 1 – 2 minutes. You need to be careful not to get it too hot as it can burn you or the actual bag itself. Enjoy!
These bowl covers are a nice idea for anyone who cares about nature. They are made of colorful fabric and contain some elastic on the edges to make the cover more fitting. Choose different fabric for the top and inner part and spruce up the food containers with such bold covers.
Go green with these reusable produce bags! They will make just a couple of minutes to make and all you need is thrifted net curtain and some ribbons to secure the bags. Watch a video tutorial in the source and make some bags to pack the food. No plastic bags, no wastes!
Towels And Wipes
Don’t use paper towels producing much waste, prefer fabric towels that you can easily make and reuse anytime. This tutorial will tell you how to make towels of diaper cloth fabric and adding a contrasting seam on the edge. These simple fabric towels can be sewn even by a beginner and they will easily substitute paper ones.
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You’ll never forget to bring your reusable bag to the grocery store ever again when you make this market tote bag. You’ll be looking for more reasons to use this bag than just for carrying groceries when you finish it and realize how cute it is. This bag is simple and easy to make, and looks great. Crochet your tote and don’t use any plastic bags – only this one!
If you like going to the market, this canvas tote bag is great for carrying heavy things. It’s super durable and washable and can be made in just some time – you just sew the canvas bag and add a print to it using a hot iron. So easy and so cute!