I use the piece of plastic found underneath the bacon in each package. It is flimsy enough to cut with regular scissors, yet strong enough to use many times over.
By Colleen from Greensburg, PA
A paint palate
Make your own stencil from it. Use it when you paint baseboards to keep paint from getting on carpet.
A bowl scraper
When painting fabric-keep between layers to prevent paint from seeping on to back layer
Posters for yard sales or other signs (use permanent marker)
Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!
Wow, what great ideas! I never even thought of using that plastic sheet. Also another idea for crafters and quilters, altho I haven't tried, would be to use for template material. It might be too thick to easily cut with scissors, I don't know but could be used for pattern pieces I would think. (07/28/2006)
I agree, excellent ideas! (07/28/2006)
What wonderful ideas! I will have to start putting some of them to use!
Thanks for sharing them!
I know someone who washes the plastic sheet from bacon and then uses it as a template for craft work. Or if you are careful & artistic, you could make a small stencil from the plastic. (07/28/2006)