Now that the haze has constrained us to being indoors – here’s what you can do to occupy your time at home (and well declutter too!). Here are some ideas to breathe new life into some stuff you readily would have around the house but perhaps no longer utilize.
How’s the many things you can make out of your old T-shirts.
Such as my man of steel bag LOL – made out of an old T-Shirt during the Omysg Panasonic Craft Workshop at City Square Mall.
And one of the little girls who gamely modelled her new bag made from an old blouse of hers.
This is a great workshop to teach to kids – since kids outgrow their clothes all the time.
Other crafts include:
More T-shirt Tote Bags!
See, using the same technic of weaving strands out of the fabric cut from your tshirts – you can turn them into a ball of yard, a coaster as illustrated below, a hairband even or ornamental fun things you can convert into a necklace or keychain/tassles. (Believe me I can go on about this hahaha)
Here’s a coaster made from strands of fabric from old Tshirts.They are effective as they as really absorbent :). Larger ones can be used as placemats for pots and hot cooking pans
You can create them from random strands of tshirt cut outs. Or perhaps from tshirt yarns you can create during free time.
You can use this yarn to knit or crochet (for crochet you will need about a size 10 or 12 hook, depending on the width of your yarn). You can also use it for macrame, or to weave a rug. You even use it to make funky necklaces! The possibilities are endless.
I love hairbands ! esp colorful ones or hippie looking ones. Like this
This was my Tshirt strand braid created from 3 strands of fabric Easily convertible to a hairband for little nieces or even for friends and family as well no?
Don’t know how to tie braids? Well just
Just cut a wide strip of t-shirt, sew ends together with just a few stitches by hand (or use a hot glue gun), and embellish with fun flowers or ruffles. This is what you can create!:)
SNIP SNIP SNIP – now it resembles a Singlet LOL
As you can tell us eco bloggers are quite a happy united bunch
Drawstring sock pouches or even gloves is a great way to recycle those single socks whose partners were eaten by the washing machine LOL.Learn how to make a drawstring pouch out of socks, gloves, or mittens. Follow these instructions to make one.
1 sock, some ribbon, 1 scissors, 1 safety pin.
(or a mitten/ or glove)
Once it is strung thru, tie a knot at the ribbon ends.
Here’s one really creative mommy I met during the craft workshop- love the hearts she drew and her unique way of stringing the ribbon
You can also put your socks over potted plants to make em look instantly pretty
I hope you enjoyed reading this!
- In order to reduce the use of energy, switch off all the lights when you leave your room.
- While having a bath, to save water put off the shower while soaping and have a bath less than 5 minutes.
- Every time you leave a tap of water on for 5 seconds you waste a liter of water.
- Electrical appliances will continue to use energy till the main switch is put off. Please ensure you do the same.
- Compact fluorescent lights save electricity consumption by 80% as compared to normal light bulbs.
- Reduce plastic bag usage by carrying your own eco bags when you go shopping. MAKE YOUR OWN TOTE BAG Today!
Love shopping when you travel? Reject those plastic bags by remembering to pack a large shopping bag into your luggage. I do this all the time when I head to bangkok and major shopping cities.
Resources and more DIY instructions can be found on: