Friday, August 22, 2008

Recycling a shopping bag

Just a quick simple DIY idea to share with you peeps.

I have this habit of keeping shopping bags and even plastic bags from department stores. I actually fold them up nicely in a triangular shape and put them all in a bigger bag.

And in this post, I'm going to show you what you can do with your shopping paper bags and convert them into something useful. As you all know, I enjoy diy-ing especially recycling unwanted stuffs.

An ordinary shopping bag you see everywhere.1

LOL! Feels like I'm putting up an advert for DST right? I had 2 identical shopping bags - one from winning Best Personal Blog and the other from Blog of the Year. So, I thought I could use it to do some DIY since the size ngam it.

Left : Plain shopping bag.
Right : End result. an you figure out what is it?


Its identical as you can see. I cut open up into one big piece in order to wrap something with it. But can you figure out what that "something" is? As you can see, its rectangular and hard.

Its my file folder~!3

Hey, I'm now a student and carrying a file folder around my arm like a baby can be tiring and you ought to understand. So I came up with the idea of wrapping it up with a shopping bag (recycling) thus I can have those handles to carry it with my hand, place them freely on the floor and pick it up easily!

Killing two birds with one stone!

Am I smart or what? Well, my classmates did gave me thumbs up for coming up with such innovative idea and I thought I should blog it to share with you guys... Even though Bobby told me that I should keep it to myself because people might just copy it without crediting me (as usual.. I damn biasa liao).

Inner view

I reserved the left side for another folder for papers which can't be punched (example: lecturer's transparency, letter in envelope and other miscellaneous) and the ugly red stripe of paper is to hold it properly so it won't slip.

As you can see, this project is not done perfectly as I didn't spend much time in "beautifying" it. I actually have another plan to wrap it up with fabric thus its going to be more "tahan" and pretty. But see lah, not sure if I have the time or not since I'm now flooded with school works.

Enjoy peeps.


I'm thinking to make another notice board for my hostel room too, to cover up those ugly stains.


uglyfatchick (Chicky) said...

You're super good with such stuffs loh.. But I'm quite clumsy, the file sure 2 use only spoilt liao.. :p

Nonnie King said...

Chicky : But some people still loves to say that "Wah.. you very free hor".

I'm clumsy too so let's see how long it can last.

Jamy said...

Good Job!
Good Job!
Good Job!

Anonymous said...

Hi,found ur blog when blog walking. Very good idea indeed, can consider this for my daughter's files.

Let me share my recycling method (esp for the lazy n convenient for clean conscious ppl).Tear/cut it off into 2 and place on top of the car's mats 4 protection n viola (Note: best after attending the public loo and hiking, juz replace when it gets too dirty). No offend 4 d Merchants ha!

uglyfatchick (Chicky) said...

Those ppl say you very free are those who just don't have enough intelligence or vocab to say any other things. :p

The small cupboard is $22 loh! so ex. then somemore got to ownself nail together de.. -.- but it's very good for messy messy de me. :p Imagine last time I dump everything together de.. -.-

Nonnie King said...

Xiang :

Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!

Anonniemous :

Ya, sometimes I place newspaper on top of my car mat if I know I'm going to somewhere dirty.

Chicky :

But $22 sounds okay.. except the fact that have to assemble our own selves lagi. So mafan.

Hmm.. I wonder if I can get Bobby to buy me that cos he's going there in October.

Anonymous said...

Btw nonnie, wat course r u attending ya? Cos i had a fren, my daughter's ex tutor actually n ex CHMS (BoonTiong) teacher is attending UBD teaching course self finance 4 enrichment la. So sienmu u all with this kind of enthusiastic spirit esp after a few years of working lives. As 4 my case, i gave up my dream of further study after a few yrs at work cos wori of age difference n catching up. And realise earning $$ was more of priority when u aged, just different prospective and priority liao loh. Anyway, wish u all ur best la..

Tina said...

Hahaha, that's very creative! Pity I don't use folders or files anymore. I've got loads of shopping bags like that.

I wonder how people would see you if you've got lingerie shopping bag on one of your folders, eh? *giggles*

I'm Choonie. said...

Such a good idea. By the way, you blog about it and I am free to use your idea hor. I just have to ignore Bobby's comment, right?

Nonnie King said...

Anonniemous :

Diploma in Education (In servicce). It feels really good to be back studying to be honest, like taking a break from work and enjoy student life once more. Lucky my classmates are all around my age so it feels a lot better rather be with the younger teens.

Thanks for the wishes!

Tina :

HAHHAHAA! I think they'll start visualizing me in lingerie with my layers of fats dangling.

Choonie :

So kanasai one you. If I put it up, meaning everyone is allow to try I guess? But then must remember its me who "invented" wor.

Anonymous said...

May i know wat do u mean by "in service", I thought ur earlier blog stated u were self finance?

Nonnie King said...

Anonniemous :

I'm a self-sponsored fee-paying in service student.

Meaning, I took unpaid leave just for this course... And once I'm done with it, I'll go back to my original working place.

Anonymous said...

Alrite, at least u still maintain ur "golden rice bowl" la.. Btw, i had a lot of the used shopping bags, do let me know if u nid some ya. Really enjoy ur blog at least unlike others, only emphasize d glamour side n din mention d reality at least u r more realistic n not showoff. Do kip it up ya! I support u

Nonnie King said...

Anonniemous :

A lor, just need to "ngai" one year and at least "Golden Rice Bowl" still there like you say.

LOL. Thanks for the compliment and I think the reason for me being realistic is because, I don't have think to show off or to be glam about.

I'm just me.
A plain ordinary girl who's struggling to to maintain her weight and too karit to buy new baju.

Can't wait to receive salary again in a year time...

Anonymous said...

Hi,may i know which school do u teach in Seria? I thk next time u should just mention u r "self service" instead of "in service", aint it sound more appropriate,haha.

Wow, u got quite alot games ya, shudn't let my daughter c ur blog otherwise my hubby will get bankcrupt liao. Not tat i karit, 1st we bought her PS1, folow by PS2, den Gameboy, lata ask 4 PS2 den Nitendo n she always know wat she wants when in Toys r Us. I pengsang 2 c her games n she will ignore her old gadgets once she had a new 1, very bad ya. But d dad was d one who bought her though i strongly against.

She can handle d cooking mama better den i do. Good, at least she gets to know d concepts of d preparations of some dishes. Still a lot betta den some ocipara 1 la..

Nonnie King said...

Anonniemous :

I teach in a government primary school in Pandan area. =p

LOL. The thing is... the word "In Service" is there in our course name and that's what everyone is calling it. "Kita ni in service kah?"

Hahhahahaaa. All my games are downloaded so they don't cost anything! I just got the R4 card and a micro-SD and download all the way! Muahahahhahahaa.

I agree, playing cooking mama can get the basic concepts in cooking which is good.

uglyfatchick (Chicky) said...

Ask bobby go IKEA outlet to look for it.. Careful dun anyhow write R4 and downloading stuffs. later DS makers come find you neh..