Does anyone have any directions or info on how to make those candy wrapper purses/coin purses?
By SandraA from San Jose, CA
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|I am looking for a pattern to make purses out of candy wrappers, etc. I know they use a gum wrapper chain but then how? |
Karyn from Indepedence, MO
|RE: Candy Wrapper Purse||08/12/2005|
|I saw something along these lines on the Martha Stewart website just yesterday. Look in "Good Things".|
|RE: Candy Wrapper Purse||08/13/2005|
THIS IS A LINK FOR FREE PATTERNS FOR TOTES AND PURSES. HOPE THIS HELPS.
|RE: Candy Wrapper Purse||08/13/2005|
|http://www.craftster.org has a section for purses and handbags and a special section for reconstructed purses made out of wrappers and other recyclable items.|
|RE: Candy Wrapper Purse||01/12/2006|
|I made a purse out of all the different kinds of skittles bags. All i did was put 4 different kinds of skittles wrappers on each side then for the the sides and the bottom i used the sour skittles wrappers because they are made of stronger plastic in comparison the the origial bags. i put the bags side by side and seperate the sides from the bottom. i then glue them to hardstock paper and them laminate them. You buy some clear plastic at any craft store in the fabric area and you sew the pieces together. I then lined the edges with ribbon and sewed 2 peices of ribbon together for the handel to make it more sturdy. Its kind of hard to explain, but its quite easy and pretty effortless. And it makes for a cute unique purse that everyone will love!|
|By hEaThEr-LyNNe at hotmail.com|
|RE: Candy Wrapper Purse||05/25/2006|
Making Purses Out of Candy Wrappers. I am looking for instructions on how to make purses, belts etc. from recycled candy wrappers.
Thanks for any help.
Good luck! (07/16/2006)
By Cherry tArt
When I returned to Cleveland I used Google on the internet and found http://www.basurabags.org/ This is the site for a micro-business created by a woman named Analea Bruaburger who spent 23 months in Honduras via the Peace Corps.
Originally, I was hoping to learn how to make the purse, but, I changed my tune within minutes of speaking to Analea.
Here's the really neat thing:
ALL the proceeds are returned to the people who make the bags. Every last cent and they are made from trash! (Honduras has a huge trash problem) so she found a way to help educate people about recycling and found a way to help them make a living!
I encourage you to check out her site and then buy a purse. If you saw the kind of heartbreaking poverty most Hondurans live with, you'd feel like I do. As soon as I heard her story (since I did call her) You would realize how unethical it would be to copy this idea and make them yourself.
You can make a REAL difference in the world and in the lives of these people. Buy purchasing a bag, you a paying for a lifestyle. So... stop the angst over trying to make these, and instead, make a difference in the lives of some very poor and very beautiful people.
Her story is wonderful about the handbags, how they are made, how she is in the process of upgrading the website for more visibility-particularly because people have ripped-off the idea and are selling bags that are...
A. not made from trash.
B. don't support the poor in Honduras.
I hope you'll check it out and spread the word, and do something good for others,.
End of sermon.
Cherry tArt in Cleveland Ohio, Humanitarian and cheerleader for the under-served (08/19/2006)
By Cherry tArt
I am trying to find a pattern and directions on making a purse out of candy or gum wrappers. I've looked all over the Web and haven't found anything promising.
Kim from Hurricane, WV
While I was in prison, I saw all kinds of things made in this style of weaving wrappers from picture frames, to little booties, to bud vases for paper flowers, to purses, and cigarette cases.
I've been searching to find a way to make a candy wrapper purse, but they all involve weaving the wrappers. I want to make it different, somehow, so you can see all that's on the wrappers. Maybe including thin plastic, like the kind in the fabric section of craft stores.
I have an idea in mind, but am not sure about how to attach the wrappers to the plastic, then attaching all purse pieces together. Any suggestions would be helpful. I know this will involve effort and time (I have plenty of time and I don't mind the effort), but I really want to recycle my wrappers. Thank you in advance.
I even thought you could stitch your wraps to your plastic by machine, maybe that would work. Because when I make my vinyl beach totes I attach fabric to it by that method and the stitch is very binding. I use decorative stitches with different color threads which looks great by over lapping the squares. But again your wraps are what "waxed papers?" so not sure how that would hold up if stitched.
Maybe the clear tacky glue would work between the 2 pieces to attach, then sew them together? I hope you post a picture when you make it a different way. As you say they are always criss crossed and the view of the design is not seen much only giving you multi color. I have seen the Kool aid packets sewn into totes so I would think the 2 are much the same. Good luck. (04/09/2009)
I have seen some origami "fabric" made out of sweet papers (candy papers), but cannot find out how to make them. I want to make a handbag or purse with these for a recycling show due here in Wrexham in June.
I cannot find any instructions for the origami, how to make into "fabric", or how to make the purse. However, it is the origami part I really really want to know how to do. Does anyone know where I can get these instructions please?
By Karen from Wrexham, Wales, UK
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