Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Recycling day......

Well....not that it's really recycling day today. Ours is on the first and third Wednesday of the month.

I say it's recycling day 'cos I'm following my friends' (JA & TP) advice to "recycle" the chicken carcasses by boiling them down to make a yummy soup stock. Now why didn't I think of that earlier?!!

And while that's boiling away and making the entire house smells really amazing.....I gathered 4 of the empty Caprisun juice packets and turned them into a small pencil case by sewing the individual packets together and adding a zipper.

It was surprisingly easy to sew through the packets. I used a denim sewing machine needle for the task. The only problem was that I didn't dry the drink packets sufficiently.....so the whole project was getting really wet! :P

The completed pencil case looks kinda cute. I should try it with other prettier looking packages. Good way to recycle the otherwise non-biodegradable drink packets that are gonna end up in the landfills. 4 packets saved from the landfill - and 1 new pencil case. How's that for a win-win situation!


  1. Wow love this! do you mind me asking how you do this and the pouches?


  2. hi charna, thanks! This is super easy to make. I just use 4 drink packets and sewed them together using the sewing machine (with a Z-stitch)...the zipper was attached like you'd normally do on a zipper-pouch.