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27-02-2008, 12:49 PM
I'm not sure how ell known Earth Day is here in England but heck, there's no reason not to spread the green message. Earth Day this year is April 22nd. Here's a link to the official site: http://ww2.earthday.net/~earthday/

I have lots of ideas to do with my minded kids but I'm espcially excited about two of them (which I will be doing on a larger scale for the drop-in group).

One is to use old squash bottles and 2 litre bottles to make terrariums. Here's a link: http://www.instructables.com/id/Seed-Starter_1/

Husband is not so happy about me storing all the empties at the moment, though!:p

And the other idea is t-shirt grocery sacks. I love this idea as I refuse to use plastic carrier bags anymore as it is. See if I can post a picture of one:

You just cut off the sleeves at seam, cut the neck straight across and then sew the bottom together with a good strong stitch. I'm going to use fabric paints and sequins with the kids to decorate their own but if you had a t-shirt with a cool design, you could just leave it as is. Small t-shirts would make great hand bags, too. Great idea for the beach, as well.

27-02-2008, 01:01 PM
You are an inspiration! Thank you for sharing! :D

27-02-2008, 01:06 PM
High praise indeed, coming from you! :cool:

27-02-2008, 01:08 PM
Great idea with the t-shirts, did you think of it yourself? That's very creative! I never think of anything like that.

27-02-2008, 01:16 PM
Thanks for the link and the t shirt idea

miffy xx

27-02-2008, 01:45 PM
Great idea with the t-shirts, did you think of it yourself?
Gosh no. I am not in the slightest bit crafty. I just borrow other people's great ideas!

29-02-2008, 12:45 PM
Some brilliant ideas ...

Thank you :thumbsup:

miss muffit
29-02-2008, 03:23 PM
what a good idea and thanks for the link K:) :) :)

29-02-2008, 05:00 PM
Good idea

Thank you for the link

Angel xx

03-03-2008, 02:36 PM
I hope to start a revolution and see everyone at Waitrose with their designer, handmade, ecologically friendly t-shirt bags! I just said in anothr thread that I'm doing some this week and will do a step-by-step pictorial guide.

I'd also love to see Earth Day catch on.

03-03-2008, 03:31 PM
I love your T-Shirt grocery bags idea!!!!!

Emler x

03-03-2008, 06:52 PM
i had never heard of earth day til i read it on here.. what a good idea i agree it needs to be made noticeable

i think those t-shirt bags are great idea.. i may have to see if i can make one - im useless at sewing lol