Make a Reusable Lunch Sackcomments (3) March 26th, 2009
If you want to get real about earth-friendly items, the bottom line is this: They have to be as "cool" as the thing that they're replacing, and they can't take up a lot of space. After all, we probably started using so many disposables because, for whatever reason, we just couldn't be bothered to carry something to our destination and back. Kelly Massey of The Pretty Penny hits both of these marks with her Reusable Lunch Sack Tutorial. Click the link and she'll show you how to embroider an inspired statement (like "Yummy") on a piece of canvas and then sew it into a neat little sack that folds down the same way a brown paper sack does, so it won't take up too much room in your purse. If you couple this with packing your lunch in reusable containers and real silverware, you'll really be doing the earth a favor—and you might find that it's actually not that hard. You can always make more than one, just in case you do occasionally want to leave your bag at work. I think these would make great little gift sacks as well.
Crafty by Nature
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