4.10.2009

Frugal Fridays Recycled Reuseable Snack Bags

It seems like I have been blazing through ziplocs lately and not for things that really need to be 'airlocked' but more for crowd control, if you know what I mean. Pretzels to take with you don't really need a ziploc, they do however need to be kept together and easy for a 3 year old to carry. Hmmmm.... Enter the reusable snack bag! I saw these on a blog somewhere out there in the blogapalooza and thought hnnhh I can do that and I did.

I made them from scraps of material about 4X6 inches or so (sew?) and stitched them on 3 sides with the right sides together. I turned them and sewed in a casing for the drawstring leaving a little opening to thread in the string. The I pounded in 2 grommets, threaded the drawstring and pulled it through the grommets. I tied the ends of the string and finished the casing I had left open and voila! A sweet reusable, recycled snack bag for crowd control snacks. Of course I wouldn't put anything greasy or slimy in it but I am sure we will fill it with tons of other stuff: goldfish, pretzels, carrots, raisins, cheese sticks, peanuts, grahams, gum, dirt(boys you know!) and just about anything else we can think of.

Whats that you said? You want some sweet snack sacks too but can't sew? Or you don't have time? Well I will be donating a set of 4 snack sacks over at SITS for Mom it Forward. The auction is April 17-18. Don't worry I'll remind you/beg you to bid on my little item. OK I'll start now, please please please don't let my snack sacks go un-bid upon....please? Thanks!

Newman's Own Organic Spelt Pretzels before...



After in their stylish new home but not for long, man those are the best pretzels! And they have 4 grams of fiber per serving, healthy snacking!

12 comments:

  1. Aww, what a cute idea! And, machine washable! :)

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  2. We use way too many baggies, too. Good idea :)

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  3. Great idea! When my kids were little we had those re-useable plastic containers from Cheerios & Gold fish that we used for everything.1`

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  4. Oh & stop by my blog to enter my Ecostore USA giveaway!

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  5. What cute bags. That is so kind of you to donate them to such a great cause. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Great idea! And, cute little fabrics, too.

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  7. Thanks ladies!! I hope everyone comes by the auction!

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  8. I've made my own crust before, but it was SO uneven that I haven't again!!!!

    Any tips/tricks for me to roll it evenly and I may try again ... otherwise, it's pre-made for me :p

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  9. How cute! I bet these would be great to use for buying produce or bulk items, too!

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  10. Why do you have to make us mere moms look so bad ... LOL

    I always seem to be bowing down to you ... LOL

    Sewing LOL giggling too hard still at that :)

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  11. Hey werhe did you get the monkey fabric. I want to make a comforter for the boys room with monkeys! I'm redoing their room into a monkey theme!

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