Here’s a quick eco-friendly weekend project, just in time for back-to-school! These reusable sandwich wraps/placemats are made from cereal box liner bags and a little fabric. Mark made fun of me for saving these cereal bags, but I just knew I could find a way to reuse them. I made these sandwich wraps using some of this fabric from the thrift store. To save time, I found the easiest way to make these is to use a serger.
DIY Reusable 2-in-1 Sandwich Wrap and Placemat
August 22, 2009 by
[Important Update: A kind reader has informed me that most cereal bags are sprayed with BHT. To avoid any BHT issues, be sure to re-use cereal bags from an organic cereal only! Thank you, Alicia!!]
Open your cereal box liner bag so it lays flat. Using this as your pattern, pin it to some cotton fabric and cut around the fabric.
Use a serger to make four seams (one on each side) through both the cereal bag and the fabric. Be careful to cut the glued edge off of the cereal bag, since you don’t want that showing up on your pretty sandwich wrap!
Place a couple of slices of bread in the middle of your wrap (cereal bag side up) and use that as a guide for applying your velcro. I used self-adhesive velcro, although sew-on velcro would probably work better.
Now, flip the wrap over then apply velcro to the other sides as shown.
It should look like this!
Open it up…..
…and enjoy lunch on your placemat!
Emily said these are like opening a new present every time she has lunch! I made two of these in just a few minutes. I would have made more, but Mark needs to eat more Cheerios.
Since we are on the topic of eco-friendly things, I also wanted to mention that the winner of the EcoStore USA Giveaway is Petula from It’s a Woman’s World!! Congratulations, Petula!
Also, be sure to check out EcoStore USA’s BOGO sale going on now until August 31st. They always have free shipping on orders of $25 or more.