This charming image of Audrey Hepburn in her kitchen shows how ecologically correct she was, or perhaps better put, the times she lived in were — pre plastic bag. Newspapers were folded into a neat origami bag to line garbage cans. EVERYONE did it in those days, and it worked well enough.

We thought we’d check out what it actually would take to make some recycled newsprint garbage liners.

You’ll get oriented by watching a video of a too-cute kid making one (easier with the sound off). (Video link here.)

We went through and screen grabbed the instructions. Ahhh. Now we get it!

origami garbage bag instruction #1-4

origami garbage bag instruction #5-8

Organics Origami offers a free online pdf of instructions for folding newspaper into a garbage bag liner; they are fairly impossible to follow unless you’ve seen the instructions above…

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via Another Mag

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2 replies on “Audrey Hepburn’s Fab Eco Garbage Can Liner (DIY)

  1. Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts) has two patents. One is for the trefoil design of the Girl Scouts logo. The other is for a method to fold a piece of paper into a trash can liner.

  2. So sweet video! i must say that I had no idea that I can use newspapers as garbage bags. I have piles of newspapers at home and I think that it is high time to use them for something useful. Thank you so much for the amazing idea!

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