Teach yourself to weave single use kitchen plastics into beautiful friendship bracelets. An easy to follow video tutorial, Megan Bayliss from The Junk Wave in collaboration with The Junk Weavers Inc. shows you to make a bangle from chip packets..or any other single use kitchen plastics that you can put your hands on. [Read more...]
Everybody wants to weave their own waste kitchen plastics because it is an active and positive way to save our environment...without having to do anything too different.
Damn - when you can save the environment in your pyjamas without even leaving your home it is even better. BONUS. LOVE my mental health days where I get to stay ALL DAY in my PJs.
Enter our members only video tutorials. Once you are a member of The Junk Weavers Inc, you can access all the weaving tutorials you want: while in your pyjamas....or even naked if that's what you do in your home.
We avail video tuts like this one below: How to weave a stubby cooler with a flat base (make it out of chip or coffee bean packets for best insulation). [Read more...]
FAQ to The Junk Weavers Inc is: What do you do with all the leftover plastic bits from weaving?
Being the good women we all are, we iron them! Of course we do. Nothing more satisfying than fusing off cuts of plastic kitchen packaging between those noxious plastic bags and then cutting them into shape to make bunting (flags on a long string), decorations or even panels to make shopping bags (yes, you can sew fused plastic bags).
Want to play? Recycled plastic bag bunting instructions here: [Read more...]
With Christmas school holidays around the corner I am getting lots of enquiries about vacation care recycled craft programs. Given plastic waste is everywhere and that in Cairns we are on the ocean it makes sense to use single use plastic in craft projects as a medium for educating for sustainability and ocean clean up.
Our beautiful aluminium can angel decorations are loved by all and sundry and make terrific gifts when packaged as a set of six different coloured angels. However, those crafty little aluminium angels are too sharp for children to make and not suitable as gift toppers for children's gifts.
Enter plastic milk bottles angel decorations: these little cherubs can be painted, written on or embellished with sparkly treasures (use a glue that sticks to plastic - I use Sellys Plastic Fix).
Child friendly (except for the glue gun), these precious recycled plastic angels take ten minutes to make and as long as you want to decorate with your Christmas message.
Meet enJoy, our child friendly recycled Christmas angel. Instructions: [Read more...]
Learn to make one of our gorgeous coin purses at Bloom Inspiring Wellness expo in Cairns on Saturday October 8th.
The Junk Weavers Inc. are teaching people how to sew weaves together. Buy the makings of a coin purse and we will teach you how to make that coin purse...for FREE.
The string of weaves come packaged with all you need to make a small purse (four woven strips - 128 links, zip, bobbin and thread). Woven by women in Bomana Women's Prison, your finished coin purse is a way for you to help empower prisoners to start their lives over again. Keep money in your purse by putting money into theirs. It's a purse to end a curse. [Read more...]