Smart Makes

If you want to reduce waste, chances are you are you have an eye for how you can reuse lots of items! We know we do. Here are are our ideas for great things you can make yourself to reduce waste and live a more resourceful life.

How to Make Beeswax Wraps | Introducing More Reusables into Your Life

If you are all about reducing what you use and introducing more reusables into your life, then the beeswax wrap is for you! These little beauties are used daily in our house and I no longer need expensive single-use sandwich bags or cling film. 

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How to Make Your Own Reusable Cutlery Pouches | Waste Not Want Not Living

So if you’ve decided your life needs to be free from single-use plastic, and have started carrying your own reusable cutlery, we thought you might be interested in running up this lovely little accessory!  I have had a beautiful piece of fabric I bought a few years back from Liberty sitting in my fabric stash waiting for the ideal project, and here it is – our Reusable Cutlery Pouch!

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Make Your Own Loose Produce Bag Out of a T-Shirt | Reduce Plastic Waste in Your Life

The motivation to make my own produce bag comes from a recent debate in the supermarket with my dear husband. For a long time, I have been content with weighing my produce and sticking the sticker onto one of the items. He did not share the same thoughts, however, and was putting potatoes into plastic bags!! So this is my attempt to dissuade him from this habit, although he looked unimpressed by my creation, and is yet to try it out!  Regardless of what he thinks, I love it, and it is so easy to do! 

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