Wednesday, September 17, 2008

designer trash

gum wrapper chain

Did you ever make a chain out of gum wrappers? You remember, back in school, the Juicy Fruit and Spearmint wrappers, folded and looped together?

Look what I found online at Ecoist - Eco friendly gifts, handbags, accessories:

candy wrapper bag

Doesn't this look like those old gum wrapper chains? The folks at Ecoist use soda bottle labels, soda can pull-tabs, candy wrappers, movie billboards, and misprinted candy wrappers to make their designer jewelry and handbags.

pull tab bag

I guess we were recycling way back then in high school making our gum wrapper chains. I know you remember how, but in case you forgot, here are the directions!


The Calico Cat said...

I was going to say, "Yes, but I don't remember how."

Now I don't chew gum...

June said...

I do remember doing this, and as quickly as I thought to myself that I wouldn't remember how...there were the instructions! Of course, these days my gum isn't wrapped so I've not got any "art supplies" to work with :-)

Laurie and Chris said...

oh my goodness. I love your post. I have a purse my father made out of cigerrete wrappers.

Jellyhead said...

Those bags are sweet as candy! ;-)

Artist Boyd Greene said...

Pretty amazing what one can do with a little imagination. Nice blog design and articles.