How to make no-sew fabric loot bags

So what would make a sane human being make fabric  loot bags? I mean you can walk into any party store and buy plastic ones for a few bucks. You could use buckets or boxes and continue to live like someone with an actual job and an array of things to do.

BUT, I have set out to give Aidan a reduced waste eco-friendly party (as much as possible) and dammit that is what I am going to do.  So in come these reusable loot bags. They reduce waste considerably and act as a little take home too…WIN WIN, also they are no-sew so a third WIN for mommy.

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Whip up a no sew fabric gift bag in minutes

Are you in the market for a fabric gift bag? Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday this DIY is likely to come in pretty handy. Whether you are trying to reduce your carbon foot by not using traditional wrapping paper, or you just want to extra AF then follow these easy steps.

These bags can be made in any size, small ones like the ones I did are great for party favors. Medium ones could be loot bags and long fabric gift bags s are great for wine.

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Going 50 Shades in decor (Easy furniture white washing)

When I received an email with the words 50 Shades Freed, I was intrigued. Even though I am yet  to watch a 50 Shades of anything movie or read any of the books I have not been living under a rock so the term is super recognizable, so what did Prominent paints have in mind here? Decorating one of those “entertainment rooms” I’ve heard about maybe, eish not my speed.

Turns our the focus was on different shades of grey, which I can totally get behind as it’s probably  my favourite colour in the world. They gave me a voucher and sent me off in search of my top picks out of way more than 50 Shades of grey.

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How to get the most out of SA public holidays

As someone with a flexible work schedule, you would think I wouldn’t care about SA public holidays. “Aren’t your holidays when you make them Eleanor?”
NO! and I haven’t had a real break since mid 2016 so don’t test me. I want to be googling return flights to Cape Town with the intention of hopping onto a plane and not just helping my technophobe aunt book a flight. But for that to happen I need some careful planning.

I also need money, but first things first, how can I organise my life and my husbands in a way that we are actually off at the same time and that he, as a government employee who actually gets SA public holidays off, can make the most of his leave days…For that I have collaborated with Travelstart to share some not so secret secrets.

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