Last April, I participated in an event called, April Stash Bust. The idea behind this event was to use what you had, instead of buying new, for the entire month of April, in honor of Earth Day. I gladly participated in this event because I believe in being a wise consumers for the sake of our planet. Here is a fun example of where I re-purposed an old mini-skirt into a reversible bag.
Just this week, instead of going out and buying Monet a new pair of shoes, I fixed her old shoes. These shoes were hand-be-downs from my sisters two girls. They are adorable, but they would never stay on Monet’s feet because the velcro was worn out. Along with that, it seems Monet always wants to taker her velcro shoes off and I wanted these babies to stay on, so when I went to fix them, I used snap fasteners instead of velcro.
Here are the shoes beforehand:
First, I removed the old velcro.
Then, I followed the directions on the back of the Dritz Snap Fastener Easy Attachment Kit box.
Presto, the shoes are fixed. They now stay on my daughters feet, and are her favorite shoes and are our favorite shoes.
So remember, instead of buying new all the time, throwing out the old or the broken, try fixing things instead.