Sunday, July 5, 2009

Eco•Ideas: Aluminum Foil

Have you noticed that your scissors aren't cutting like the used to? Have your favorite pinkers built up some gunk on the blades? Aluminum foil to the rescue. (Something you probably have in your kitchen already.) Who knew it could be useful to sharpen your craft tools?

Just use a small piece of foil and cut it with your not as sharp as they used to be/gunky scissors. Cut the foil several times with the scissors the same way you cut paper or fabric. The foil will sharpen them a bit and get the gunk off. It works the same way for paper punches. Put a single ply of foil in the punch at a time and punch away. Best thing about it all? When you get finished -- the foil is recyclable. Happy Cleaning and Sharpening!

Posted by Alicia of LaAlicia

3 comments:

Regal Cottage Kids said...

Thanks for the tip! I always appreciate ideas that help me stretch the budget and limit the burden on our landfills. Go Green!

Christina said...

ooh, great tip!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the great tip! I have a pair that is in need of this aluminum foil fix.

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