As part of my 30 by 30 Challenge I aim to reduce our household waste. This is something that I really need to research and look at how others have gone about this, but for the time being I try to do what I can.
I have to admit that I am a bit of a hoarder and do feel very bad throwing anything away, so when I had my mum staying this week I was able to have a little time to look through my boxes of accumulated ‘stuff’ that we have stashed in the spare room. Admittedly I was supposed to be tidying up but I came across an old hot water bottle and wondered what on earth I could do with it.
As well as the hot water bottle I found lots of off-cuts from craft projects that I had just failed to throw away!
The solution? Stuff the hot water bottle with the fabric scraps! Gives you a small booster seat for a toddler sitting at a table or what I will use mine for – a kneeler for doing gardening.
Hot Water Bottle Kneeler
- One old hot water bottle
- Fabric scraps
- Wooden Spoon
Undo the lid of the hot water bottle. If the fabric scraps are too large cut them into thin strips. Using the handle of a wooden spoon poke the scraps down into the bottle. Replace lid. Use as required!
Have you ever upcycled anything? It’s very satisfying.