I'm not sure what she had in mind when she picked green (I'm thinking she was probably influenced by St. Patrick's Day) but when I think of "green" I think of "eco." I wanted to come up with something that incorporated the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra that I live by. The project I decide on--t-shirt bags--is by no means original (Martha Stewart featured this in 2007, and I'm sure they are all over Pintereset), but because I used my own t-shirts, it is unique.
You start by cutting the arms off a t-shirt.
The best thing about these grocery bags is they are washable, unlike the bag that most grocery stores sell (the ones made out of recycled soda bottles). I also love that they take something that might have gone into a landfill and made it useful. I think using t-shirts like this actually extends their life longer than if I had dropped them off at a charity store, where they would get used for a bit and then thrown out. And I love having unique bags at the grocery.
And the whole whack of them, waiting to be packed up and sent along to the fabulous ladies in the swap.
|I would love to go shopping with these colorful bags!|