Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cone Thread Nets From Upcycled Produce Netting

I love garlic and buy it fresh at my local grocery store. The heads come packed three in a sleeve. It's not because I am OCD that I cannot throw anything away, it is that I often see something as a resource instead of a liability. Many things that begin with a particular purpose can be adapted to serve another. 

So it was no surprise to me that when I removed the garlic from these sleeves that I knew immediately how I would put them to use. I have purchased thread nets and though not expensive, these garlic sleeves were essentially free!

These sleeves are finely webbed with just enough elasticity to cover standard thread cones as well as these larger commercial cones. 

Just slip them over the top, pull the thread through and tuck in the excess on the bottom. Easy! And the best part is that you have just saved another piece of plastic from the landfill.


  1. I love this idea. I'm a committed recycler, too.

  2. you are so clever - since I happily left teaching, I don't re-use things as much as I did but this would be great for an elementary art classroom.

  3. I save the larger netting from produce too but so far the only thing I use those for are scrubbies. Any ideas for those?

  4. How old garlic? Old garlic fine, how you?