Purse made completely from recycled potato chip wrappers
How my first purse began.
I took my girls to Cancun Mexico in the spring of 2007. While there I saw my first purse. I knew right then I would come home and make one. I figured I would search on the internet and learn how. To my surprise, I couldn't find out how to make one. I purchased one off e-bay and thought I would take it apart and learn how but once my purse arrived it was to pretty to disassemble. I studyied that purse for weeks trying to learn anything I could. With my determination and little tid bits I picked up off the internet I started to work.
I wanted to share the making of my wrapper purse with everyone so I started a blog page. Since I put my first instructions on the internet there have been additional pages added all over the internet with useful information. The blog page that I original started was www.candywrapperpurse.blogspot.com It has been very useful to others but the problem with the page is everytime I want to add something the original instructions seem to get moved around and becomes very complicated. I'm hoping this new web page will be easier to edit and add addtional information. Hope you enjoy the new web page.
This blog page is for all of your lovers of the recycled wrapper purses. Whether you call it a candy wrapper purse or chip wrapper purse, it's made the same. You can use all types of material to make one of these purses, bags, coin purse or makeup bag.
I like using potato chip wrappers to make my purses. My very first one was made out of magazine pages. Here are some other materials that can be used:
drink bottle wrappers or labels
dog food wrappers
ramen noodle packages
use anything that is water resistant - not all water resistant material material is easy to work with. It's very hard to slide the pieces into each other with some plastic wrappers.
you can use any type of newspaper, magazine, scrapbooking paper as long as you cover it with packing tape to make it waterproof. You could also cover your paper with clear contact paper before you cut.
You could also cover your paper with clear contac paper before you cut.
I’m offering these instructions free but that doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want with them. Feel free to tell people about my page and share with others. However, make sure people know that it’s my original work. And don’t use it to make money. If you do want to use my page, let me know. Preferably ask, not tell.
Photos and all contents on this site are copyrighted by Mylinda Agler.
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