This week's project requires some back story. I do all the grocery shopping in my family and each week I find myself disgusted with the amount of plastic that comes home with me. Before the move, I always used reusable cloth bags for my shopping. Our local grocery store clerks in our new town are not supportive of that, but to hell with them. Next week the bags are coming back out.
That said, I never solved the problem of all the plastic produce bags I need for all our fruits and veggies! I tried bringing them back every week and using them until they ripped or got nasty, but that tended to be hit or miss. So lately I have been looking at reusable bag options for produce. I have seen net bags, knit bags, and vinyl bags, but recently I found the solution I love. Sheer bags made from curtains.
I love this project! It cost me exactly nothing and is the essence of reusing materials on hand. The sheer curtains were given to me by my mother, and one curtain made NINE bags! It was also an amazingly quick project. Nine bags, an hour and half of work! Wowza!
Next week's project is related to this one. So if you liked this, stay tuned. If not, bear with me. The quirky, less practical projects are coming.