Monday, July 16, 2012

How to make a repurposed scrubby

This is not a craft, but I wanted to share with you how you can repurpose the plastic mesh bags that fruit and veggies sometimes are packaged in. Go green and make a scrubby that works really well on cleaning up dishes or stuck-on particles that have taken up residence on your counters or floor.
Here is how you do it:

1. Retrieve the plastic mesh bag you put in the re-cycle bin
 
2. Cut out the label. If you skip this step you will find that the label becomes gummy once it is wet.

3. Fold the mesh into a desirable size and zig zag around the edges. I use whatever color of thread that is my sewing machine at the time. Trim the edges and you are done!
And there you go---you have saved some money and been friendly to the environment in about 5 minutes!

8 comments:

  1. great minds MUST think alike because I have that EXACT same dish soap!!!

    Love this idea...you're such a crafty gal!

    Thank you for ALL your encouragement (emails, letters, comments). So blessed to call you my friend :)

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  2. OMG! You're a gal after my heart! I love this idea! I am all for simple ways to be eco-friendly. So glad to have found you! Thanks for linking up at Medical Monday!

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    1. Haha--thank you! I am looking forward to Medical Monday. I am so glad you visited me!

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  3. We have been drinking a lot of Mojitos at our house lately. What a great idea for use of the empty bag after...

    Glad to have found you way of Medical Mondays Blog Hop:)

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    1. I LOVE Mojitos! I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  4. I really like this idea, it’s very clever. This is something that is very easy to make as you can see piled up fruit meshes in every home, mostly ending up as trash. We can also use fruit meshes as a container for our kids’ little toys and hang them anywhere or for other small stuff that we might need eventually.

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    1. They are so easy make and I like all the different colors of mesh. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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