Zipper pouch made out of candy wrappers

I like to use trash to make usable items. It’s my mission to reduce, reuse, recycle everything.
My latest project is made out of candy and tea wrappers. Cutting the wrappers was a pain but I like the outcome :grin:
Zipper is from a thrift shop.

And a little closeup so you can see the wrappers.

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This is super cool! The combination of sheens, textures, and patterns make it really interesting to look at.

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This is awesome! Please tell us how you did it. :cherry_blossom: :+1:

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Very clever and well done on the recycling

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Thank you

  1. Eat candy :grin:
  2. Cut wrappers into strips
  3. Make a pouch out of tulle and backing fabric, leave one side open.
  4. Put wrapper pieces inside the pouch and sew it closed.
  5. Evenly distribute wrapper pieces in the pouch.(on a flat surface)
  6. Sew strait lines or a pattern on the pouch you just made. (keep checking that backing fabric isn’t showing)
  7. Then use the piece you made for a project.
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Very cool!!

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This is so cute!! I love the combination of colors, textures and layering. Makes it really interesting

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Very cool! I like the first step of your instructions. :rofl:

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Adorable! That makes total sense, and I also agree that it is important to be the one to eat the candy. Seems only fair. :smiley:

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Fantastic! Getting them evenly distributed must have been a job.

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That is fabulous! Are you ever in the right place, we’re a bunch of scrap loving upcyclers on this forum. You’ll fit right in :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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Very cool. I never would have thought about tulle. Clever!

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It was a bit challenging🙃 BUT not overwhelmingly hard

That is such a fantastic idea, and looks so well made too!

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Ooh! What a cool pouch! I love the scrappy color.

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