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Now you can eat those cookies and recycle the packaging too. This page contains projects and ideas for making purses out of recycled items.



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Crocheted Green Plarn Bag

Making a Plarn BagThis is a page about making a plarn bag. Plarn, made from plastic bags, is a marvelous substitute for traditional yarn for crafting.


A recycled market bag made from plastic grocery bags.

Making Market Bags from Plastic BagsReusable market bags made with plarn are cute and sturdy. This pageis about making market bags from plastic bags.


Recycled Denim Tote with pocket

Making a Recycled Denim Tote BagOld jeans can find new purpose via many recycled projects. Here is a link to making a tote bag from retired jeans. This is a page about making a recycled denim tote bag.



Making a Magazine Purse?This is a page about making a magazine purse. Use colorful magazine pages to weave yourself a clever, unique purse.


Juice Pouch Purse

Making a Juice Pouch PurseThis page is about making a juice pouch purse. A fun way to recycle is to make a cute purse with containers that usually end up in the garbage.


Colorful plastic bags on a white background.

Eliminating Static in Plastic Bags Used for Plarn?This is a page about eliminating static in plastic bags used for plarn. When crocheting with this thin plastic, you need to control the static.


The completed Zipper Pouch

Zipper Pouch with Applique Out of Plastic BottlesIt is a great idea to reuse plastic bottles. I figured out how to make an unusually decorated and very original pouch out of plastic bottles. The applique is made of plastic bottles of different colors and fixed on the inside of the pouch. The outside of the pouch has a smooth beaded surface. This project will not cost you much, but the result will please you.


A bag made from two vinyl records

Bag Made from Vinyl RecordsOld vinyl records can be converted into unique bags/purses. This page contains a couple of examples of this recycled craft.


Supplies for upcycling a purse.

Upcycling a PurseLearn how to recreate a thriftstore purse into a unique bag using velvet, other fabrics, beads, etc. It may become habit forming.



A wallet made from Capri Sun pouches.

Making a Juice Tri-Fold WalletAt varying times juice pouches have been a popular supply to use in making recycled crafts. Learn how to make a juice pouch tri-fold wallet with this tutorial.


Two small pouches made from candy or cookie wrappers.

DIY Recycled Plastic Candy Bag PouchReuse brightly colored plastic cookie and candy bags to make these cute trifold pouches. They are prefect to use as a small make-up bag.


Finished Duct Tape Lined Shirt Purse

Duct Tape Lined Purse from a Recycled ShirtDuct tape is so versatile when crafting. In this project, it is used to line a purse that has been created from a recycled shirt.


Bag made from Playing Cards

Making a Playing Card HandbagMaking handbag is a great way to use some old cards that can't be used for playing. This is a page about playing card handbag.


finished purse

Recycled Dish Detergent Bottle Toddler's PurseThis project uses a plastic dish detergent bottle to make a cute purse for a toddler. This tutorial shows you how to make a recycled toddler's purse.


A baby wearing white socks.

Making a Baby Sock Coin PurseThis is a page about making a baby sock coin purse. You can use a baby sock as a bag, and add a closure to make a small purse.


Game Board Purse

Making a Game Board PurseThis is a page about making a game board purse. Making a unique purse from an old game board is a fun project and creates an accessory you will be proud to use.


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Purse Made from Soda Can Tabs?I saw a purse made with the tabs pulled to open soda cans, and some other cans. I've been looking for directions to make the purse, or something else, but have not found any.


Book Purse

Making a Book PurseThis is a page about making a book purse. The hardcover of an old, discarded book can be used to make a unique purse.


Blue Zipper

Adding a Zipper to a Juice Pouch Purse?This is a page about adding a zipper to a juice pouch purse. One way to add a closure to your recycled juice pouch purse is to put in a zipper.


Record Album Cover  Bag

Making a Record Album Cover PurseThis page is about making a record album cover purse. These old album sleeves can be used to create a fun bag.


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Recycled Packaging Purse CraftsThis is a page about recycled packaging purse crafts. Many types of packaging are suitable for making a fun, recycled purse.


A cardboard cereal box with corn flakes spilling out.

Making Cereal Box PursesA fun upcycle of a cereal box is to make a purse or tote. The sturdy cardboard makes a strong finished product. The box can be painted, decorated or proudly left alone.


Purse from an Old Sweater

Making a Sweater Purse or BagThis page is about making a sweater purse. A fun reuse of a sweater is to make a unique bag.


Placemat Purse

Making a Placemat PurseThis is a page about making a placemat purse. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to make a unique purse, start with a placemat or two.



Purse decorated with CDs.

Making a CD PurseRecycle your old CDs by making an eye catching purse. This is a page about making a CD purse.


Plarn coin purse.

Plarn Coin PurseVersatile plarn can be used in a wide variety of knit and crochet projects, including making a cute coin purse. This is a page about making a plarn coin purse.


Jeans purse. Making a bootie bag from jeans.

Making a Bootie Bag from JeansThis is a page about making a bootie bag from jeans. A bootie bag a a purse made from a pair of jeans, using the upper portion, waist down. This bags all have the benefit of the existing pockets and can be personally designed and adorned to make a unique bag to fit your needs and style.


Jeans purse with ribbons and other decorations.

Making a Jeans PurseThis is a page about making a jeans purse. Jeans have long been an often used recycled material for a wide variety of crafts. One popular use is to cut and restitch into a durable jeans purse.


Making a Cigar Box Purse

Making a Cigar Box PurseThis is a page about making a cigar box purse. Cigar boxes can be used for so many different things. One simple way to re-use these boxes is as a purse.


Finished Duct Tape Lined Shirt Purse

Duct Tape Lined Shirt PurseThese look really nice. It's a good use for old tops.


Bag Made from Coloured Vinyl Records - bag/purse made from three vinyl records, in red, white, and blue

Bag Made from Coloured Vinyl RecordsI made this bag from 3 coloured vinyl records. It has an inner lining.


finished tote made from a dog food bag

Tote Bag Made from a Dog Food BagCreate a pretty tote bag from a dog food bag, in just a few simple steps.


upcycled purse

Gypsy Love Upcycled PurseI have been scouring the internet for upcycled gypsy/boho purses lately. I have found many beautiful ones, but to my shock they are upwards of $300 and more! So yes, I decided there was no reason I couldn't buy a used purse from a thrift shop and upcycle it myself.


A bag made from two vinyl records

Bag Made from Vinyl RecordsI made this bag from two vinyl records.


Pink and white plarn coin purse with flower

Plarn Coin PurseSquare coin purse made from grocery plastic bag. With this craft, I reduced plastic garbage going into the environment.


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