What to do with empty crisp packets.. 8 recycle crisp packet ideas

What to do with empty crisp packets.. 8 recycle crisp packet ideas
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I have had great fun the last few days on twitter – becoming rather involved in a question about what can be made with crisp packets, what would you  recycle crisp packets into? Somehow that chat has morphed into the desire to research the question.. recycled crisp packet dress anyone?

Leicester college Guzlian

Image courtesy of the Daily Mail

This is a fab design by Rebekah Kirkland. I’m not sure a dress is for everyone, Eau de fish & chip shop anyone??

On a more day to day basis here’s a round up of tutorials to inspire you to reuse the empty crisp packets which will appear over the christmas break .

8 Recycle Crisp Packet Ideas

Key rings:

key ring

Image Cut out and keep

Melt the crisp packet in the oven and convert into a key ring.

Crisp bag earrings

crisp earrings

Crowns from Ashes – Etsy

You can learn how to fold triangles here. I am guessing that you then melt the triangle in the oven and add earring fittings – I suspect thats a blog post waiting to be written:)

Recycle crisp bags into bags

potato-chip-bag recycle crisp bags

craftbits (shellie wilson)

 

The tutorial teaches you how to weave folded crisp packets and create a bag.

Bracelets

crisp bangle

spoonful.com

Weave crisp packets together to create a sparkly bracelet.

Waste bin

waste bin made from recycled crisp bags

createdgifts.org

Recycled crisp packets into a woven rubbish bin – I love the bright colours but am not sure I have the patience myself!

Drinks coasters

recycle crisp packets into coasters

iitki

Great tutorial for combining crochet and crisp packets..

Pencil cases

recycle potato chip bags into pencil cases

craftser.org

Transform them into funky pencil cases with this great tutorial.

Crisp packet wallet

Crisp wallet

Image courtesy of instructables

This project involves fusing crisp packet layers together using your iron.

8 upcycled crisp packet ideas (1)

All I need to do now is eat some crisps – then I can try some of the projects out:)

Which is your favourite? What would you make?

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I am inspired by our wonderful world, creation is constant and yet changing. I feel it is important to respect the environment and where possible to upcycle/recycle. Blessed with creativity I try to appreciate it and develop it:) Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, please do sign up to follow my journey:)

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