27 May '11, 4pm

Spend your #memorialday wknd on this fun project to create a milk jug shade for a sunny window (you don't need all wknd)

Spend your #memorialday wknd on this fun project to create a milk jug shade for a sunny window (you don't need all wknd)

I just moved into an office in my basement, and I need to capture all the natural light I can through its one small window. I’d like a little more privacy than this ground-level window affords, though, and former Natural Home & Garden art director Susan Wasinger ’s translucent shade out of upcycled plastic milk jugs is the perfect solution. As Susan points out, the plastic is surprisingly pretty when the light hits it, and this shade will give me both the light and the privacy I’m seeking. The triangular shapes make a strong graphic statement, but rectangles, circles or even amorphous shapes would also make for an intriguing shade. Photo by Susan Wasinger Milk Jug Shade Materials About 6 milk jugs (for a 2-foot by 4-foot window) Cardstock Tape Scissors Sandpaper Small hole punch (less than 1/8 inch) ¾-inch S hooks 1. To store the jugs more efficiently while you collect the...

Full article: http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-home-living/weeken...

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Shrinking Jug Keeps Milk Fresh an Extra Week. #design

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treehugger.com 30 May '11, 7pm

The designer of the Fresh (whose name does not appear on the entry) has thought this through one step further: "Also milk ...