Blog Transfer #7: Kitchen Fun and Bowl Covers
Upcycling Boxes and Jars
I’ve gotten creative in my kitchen recently with different ideas I’ve gotten from Pinterest. My husband seems to enjoy the results. The other day he came in and said, “I bet you can’t find a diy project to do with the piece that holds the bread bags together” and I immediately gave him an idea. TOO much time on Pinterest… nursing a very hungry Baby G will do that. Anyhow, I decided to start using all the glass bottles and jars that we recycle so I’ve been soaking them in hot soapy water to get the labels off, then letting them gather dust in the corner of the kitchen. I must repeat: “I will NOT become a hoarder, I will NOT become a hoarder.” I keep saying that I’ll just freecycle all of the things that I’m not using. I’ve got some ideas for most of them, but I started using one (pictured on the left) to hold our dish detergent (so much cuter!)… the top from the original detergent bottle screws onto the top so it requires no extra cost. The other two (pictured on the right) are just collecting OTHER things that I’ve been hoarding… err… collecting… for crafts. There’s a lot of crafts that use wine corks… so I guess I need to drink for a good cause!
It seemed to do a good job on our first run here:
Originally posted February 24, 2012
I made this bowl cover using Pul fabric. It was difficult to sew it without it being all lopsided so I’m going to try making the next two differently to see if that helps. I may try FOE (fold over elastic) around the edges to see if that helps, even though I’m not a huge fan of FOE. This is the tutorial that I followed to make this.
Or you can just buy bowl covers… clearly I didn’t realize how affordable they were when I made these. But Pul ones can be prettier if you want different fabrics, such as this pretty floral girly Pul.