final project in our series of earth friendly projects. We were inspired by a method that we learned from Susan Wasinger's book Eco Craft. In her book she makes a beautiful pendent light using milk jugs. We applied her technique to this project. By sanding pieces of milk jugs they look just like rice paper. The picture doesn't do this curtain justice. No one ever guesses what we made this curtain out of.
We started by collecting a whole lot of milk jugs! We ended up using seven jugs for a 3'x4' window. Make sure they are washed well!
We decided on a design that we liked - alternating small and large rectangles. Then we made two patterns and traced them on the smooth parts of the milk jugs. You don't want the textured parts, like on the handle and the bottom. You can trace your patterns around the corners. They flatten out well once they are cut.
We cut the pieces out using scissors. Then we sanded each piece with medium grit sand paper in a circular motion until they were textured and no longer shiny.
Next we laid the curtain out. We made holes in each piece using a nail that we heated with a candle. A tiny hole punch would work well.
Then we used some key chain rings (we had a whole bag of them for some reason) to hang our curtain.
We're still trying to decide what to do with the leftover pieces of the milk jugs. This is our favorite idea so far!