1.17.2011

packing lunch

we've been recycling for about 3 years now.
like really recycling.
we have about 2 bags of recycling to every 1 bag of trash.

when lilly started 1st grade, that meant packing lunch for school.
i cringed at how many plastic zip bags i was using and tossing.
so a quick search to the internet found some great ideas!
how to make sandwich wraps and dry snack bags.
my feeble attempt to save the world.
a no waste packed lunch.
here's how to wrap the sandwich.
(i typically send half a sandwich, as its made with thick homemade bread, but a whole sandwich and a sandwich on a bun fit also.  tortilla wraps too...)
tada!
(and... the wrap can be used as a placemat on the school lunch table :)

ETA: i am not sure why i didn't post these originally (duh!) but here are the links to the tutorials i used for the snack bag and the sandwich wrap.   that should answer a few questions.  i just used cotton frabric.  my wrap was 10"x10" and i used a cut ziplock bag as the liner.  that was the safest material for food, in my opinion.  dont limit yourself to just these tutorials though.  there are tons all over the web. find what you like :) hth!

7 comments:

Katie said...

I love them. What type of fabric did you use?

Lesley said...

i love it...and get it now!!

Rorie said...

Very cool!

Anonymous said...

Love this! Can you give us more info though? Size, material, can you put it in the wash? What about the snack bag? I would love to make these! Thanks for sharing!

Maggie:)

jen said...

hey ladies!! more info and links have been added to the end of this post :)

arminda said...

Jen I love these! I have seen them online to buy but wouldn't pay for them. But wow they look so easy to make! John packs his lunch every day too so this is something I could use! Thanks for always having such awesome ideas on your blog. :)

Deana said...

What a great idea! I love this. I wanted to stop by and let you know that I awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award on my site because I just love you and all that you do! If you want, go over and grab the button at www.countrybymarriage.com
Thanks! Deana

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