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So Where Do I Start Making a Candy Wrapper Purse?
First of all, I would recommend getting started by getting a basic idea of what kinds of wrappers you want to deal with. There are some that prefer using big rolls of scrap candy wrappers that factories are throwing away or you can use old text books that schools are throwing out. Once you start thinking about it, there are numerous ways you can recycle something old to make something new and stylish like a handbag. In fact, some of the candy wrapper recycled purses I have seen are just as stylish as designer handbags.
Here's what to do:
Try to find some colorful materials that you can recycle and you have a lot of access to. You might even want to look around the neighborhood to see what people are throwing away a lot and ask them to save all of those potato chip bags for your project. Whether it is paper, plastic, newspaper material, or old magazines, you can use it to weave together to make a stylish handbag. The key is to be creative.
If you are looking for more ideas you can try using water bottle labels, old wrapping paper from Christmas presents or birthday parties, old text books you know you will never use, and of course, candy wrappers. Some of the best times to start a project like this is right after Halloween, when there are candy wrappers everywhere.
So a big question you might be having is how do you know how much material you really need. Well when it comes to candy wrappers you can't really have enough. But when it comes to making a purse out of a magazine, on average you can make 3 purses with one magazine. And then you can sell it on ebay and make a sweet little profit.
To waterproof these homemade handbags you can try using clear packing tape and cover each little piece as well. That way the rain won't spoil all your hard work.
Now the Fun Part... what to actually DO with the materials:
The basic technique that you can start with is the wrapper chain weaving technique. This involves taking each piece which should be about 2 inches by 5 inches, and folding it up until it is about half an inch by one inch. This way each piece is strong from being folded and is twice as long as it is wide... perfect for the weave.
You will be forming sort of a chain with these weaving links and the chain will contain about 50 pieces of candy wrappers or magazine clippings. When you join the ring of chains you will stack up more and more and sew them together using fishing line or some other strong string. This will form the sides of the purse. By giving your stitching a zig-zag technique you will strengthen the purse even further and can seal up the bottom of the handbag, so you then have the sides and the bottom completed. If you want you can find your own purse handle made of leather, or continue to use candy wrappers and magazine clippings and weave a chain for the handbags handle.
It may sound a little bit vague but it's difficult to describe and easier to illustrate in person. Of course you can always buy one of these candy wrapper handbags online and then figure out how they did it to make your own. Many people sell their homemade candy wrapper purses on ebay and make a nice little living out of it as well.