Friday, April 8, 2011

Rubber Bands

Our 16 daughter main mode of transportation besides walking is her bike. Last week her front tire popped so we were left with an inner tube that was in fair shape. Before hubby could patch it though I cut it up for rubber bands something my mother use to do. Yes, before rubber bands were commercially offered in colors this is what she used to put my hair up with. She had a personal vendetta not to leave my long hair free so we went thru allot of bands.
Depending on how thick u cut them is how much give u will have.
After cutting toss them in a dishpan with a bit of soapy water and swish them around to remove that white powder residue that is inside the inner tube.
Hang to dry.

~~ pelenaka ~~


  1. How clever! This is one I hadn't thought of. Excellent recycling.

  2. Thank you, but as I wrote this was all my mom's idea.
    Although I my hearts desire is to find a way to use inner tube tires to make canning jars lids/rings.


Thanks, good to know there are other's with this interest