Saturday, March 13, 2010

Making a plastic bag drying rack...

So I recently bought a scroll saw so that I can make toys for my kids and other crafty things.  When I buy something large like that I am always upset when I open the box to find an insane amount of styrafoam in the box.  I know that they get shipped and need to be protected but I can't imagine there isn't a better way to do it.  I have been keeping the yucky stuff so I can try and figure out a way to use it.  I was looking in the Lehman's catalog and they had a drying rack for your ziplock baggies.  I try not to buy ziploc bags but when I do I rinse them out to use them again.  My kitchen is always covered in baggies drying.  The thing was selling for $20 which set me into "I can make that!" mode.  This is what I came up with...

I just cut a chunk off (be careful when cutting this stuff!) and stuck some bamboo skewers in it.  It doesn't balanca the greatest so you have to evenly distribute the bags.

Not too bad for free.  It is pretty unattractive so I will have to find a place to hide it when someone comes over.  I would have to make a bazillion of these things to make a dent in that styrafoam I have but it is a start!!!

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