Recycle your eco-friendly shopping bags and old CDs

If you are a blogger who loves attending events, you are sure to have lots and lots of eco-friendly shopping bags at home. I have like a million of them! :P

Apart from attending events, we bloggers get to attend movie screenings too aye? That only means that I do not purchase VCDs/DVDs as often as I used to anymore. In fact, I have so many CDs/VCDs/DVDs at home that is full of scratches that I don’t think I can play them anymore.

So I was thinking, what do I do with those shopping bags and old CDs? I don’t just throw stuffs away, you know. If you know me well, I collect and keep EVERYTHING, including toilet paper rolls!

They are bursting out of my kitchen drawers I have to do something about it!

After squeezing my brain juice, I finally thought of something!

I converted my shopping bags into cute magnetic ladybug note holders! Awesome right? I’ve always LOVED ladybugs for it is believed that ladybugs bring us luck. You’d noticed that I have done MANY ladybug crafts previously and will never stop thinking of new ladybug crafts to come!

These magnetic ladybug also doubles as a note holder as I pasted cloth pegs at the back. Check out my craft blog here for the full instructions.

Made of totally recyclable items (except googly eyes and magnet), I am doing my part to save the planet :)

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    Great idea. I have plenty too. Every time my drawer gets full with recycle bags, I give it to my weekly maids ^^

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      We should SO trade bags! Maybe you have certain colours that I don’t..

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    Awesome idea. Having plenty of paper bags and recycle bags too. LOL.

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    very nice!

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    What an awesome idea. I got a lot of these bags at home too.

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    I have lots of recycle bags too and my mom loves to use it very much, so I think I’ll have to get those wear&tear one from her for this creative craft instead of cutting a ‘brand new’ one.

    But this is for sure a very good idea and save the earth too.

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    we have 2 ladybugs sticking on our fridge!

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    My daughter loves ladybirds too – we have a family of ladybird candles, one mum and half a dozen babies. Cute!

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    Great idea! I also love to keep recycle bags! I find them very useful especially when we go shopping.

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    Indeed a very good idea as a note holder.

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    Merryn this is very nice, I’m gonna steal the idea from you. Thanks for sharing.

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    i also like to attend to events and free movie screenings and get all those freebies woh, but nobody invited me!! hahaha.. you can always give those recycle shopping bag to others, i am sure a lot of people may want it.. better than cutting here and there for decorative, haha!!

    p/s: BTW you know where to buy one whole piece of magnet like a sheet of A4 paper??

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    wow very good idea. Ya I got plenty of recycle bags at home. During CNY I even use those bright color recycle bags instead of paper bag.

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    So now you can put all those bags to good use in the form of a bug. :D

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    It can even hold notes? Now you can leave your message more prominently on the fridge. :p

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