Sunday, June 28, 2009

upcycle lean cuisine

Hannah's current lunch box is highly unsatisfactory. It's plastic and already the top bit is broken. She can't take it in and out of her school bag by herself as it has no handles and is too wide. I was going to buy a Tupperware lunch set for her, but then, strolling along past an op-shop - as you do - I spied this Lean Cuisine insulated lunch bag. It was just perfect for her. Except that it has mould spots - which didn't come out in the wash - and it says 'Lean Cuisine' on the front. So, I decided to upcycle it! Using this lovely fabric by Michael Miller called Candy Dots, a bit of sewing, a pair of pinking shears and a hot glue gun, the luchbox now looks fantastic, is water-resistant and totally functional! As long as she doesn't lose it, I think we can get at least three years of wear out of it. And all for a grand total of $5. Whoo-hoo!