Upcycled Chip Packet Belt

Monday, April 16, 2012

And there it is, two weeks in the making, a belt made from empty cleaned chip packets.


The reverse silver side of chip (and nut) packaging is folded together in a weaving technique taught at The Junk Wave's recycled craft workshop last month.



The thin black belt you see I picked up for 30c from the op shop. Using a glue gun, I've glued weaved chip packets onto the black belt, so it can be fastened at the front. An upcycled, recycled belt..





This project was featured on craftgossip.com

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10 comments:

Penny-Rose said...

Love it - well done! Any chance of a tutorial?

Australian Fashion Review Blog - Gems said...

That is incredible - I would never have guessed those were chip packets.

Gems x

Australian Fashion Review Blog

Patti said...

Very nicely done! I had guessed candy wrappers, so I wasn't too far off, but you still amaze me!

my thrifty closet said...

how clever...looks cute and good way to reuse and upcycle

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

4poinka said...

I like the look of it. Thank you for idea
http://www.4polinka.blogspot.com

Erica Louise said...

@Penny-Rose - there is an online tutorial that can be found on this site which gives you more of an idea on the weaving technique used > http://www.candywrapperpurse.blogspot.com.au/

Miss Peregrin said...

Holy crap, this is so cool!

Carolyn said...

Wow! Erica your belt is amazing! What a cool idea. It does feel good to make something out of nothing; and your example is totally brilliant!

Adin B said...

That is awesome! At first I even thought it was some type of metal, but it was not. What a great way to recycle indeed. :) Rocking!

La Alicia said...

It's beautiful! Here's a tutorial for that technique...

http://ow.ly/bz7bs

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