But the video actually wasn't my favorite part.
I scrolled through the YouTube video comments and found that some people had good points about how the poly bags that we buy for $.99 are still bad for the environment. Better, I think, but it's true. This lead me to a source, http://www.tinput.com/ for 35 ways to make reusable grocery bags out of materials you may already have and things that you would probably chuck anyways without a better use for them!
Here are some of my favorites, which I chose to highlight because they do simply use things that you will actually have lying around and they don't seem to require super-crafty skills (well, the first one might require some):
Recycled Grocery Totes Tutorial - courtesy of Dana-Made-It
T-Shirt Bag - courtesty of MarthaStewart.com
Pillow Case Grocery Bag - courtesy of CreativeKismet
This still doesn't take care of my dog poop bag dilemma. I've seen some reusable dog poop bags, but c'mon, that's waaaay too much work and kinda gross. Also, without grocery bags, we'll be cycling through a LOT more trash bags. Not sure how to solve that one either. Any ideas?