Tuesday, 6 March 2012
What rubbish makes
After using the cans I found at the side of the road for my bag, I started thinking about what other empty receptacles you see discarded that I could make something out of.
Plastic bottles, crisp packets and plastic carrier bags sprung to mind. I didn't need to venture out for empty crisp packets as there's often one by the computer that my son's left, and I've got a drawer full of carrier bags; but I did find a plastic bottle at the side of the road.
First of all I used crisp packets to make this bracelet (I was going to put a link to the tutorial that I used but I can't for the life of me find it now)
Then from the plastic bottle I cut two strips to fit my wrist and put one inside the other for strength. I found a bright pink Superdrug bag which I cut into a long strip and wrapped round and round like raffia.
I can put the crisp packet bracelet on top for a different look
I then made another bracelet out of the bottle, slightly wider. I thought I would cover it in the same way, but with a crisp packet right side out so that just glimpses of the words and pictures showed. That didn't work though because crisp packets aren't stretchy like plastic bags so it didn't lie flat. I used another crisp packet inside out to cover it in one piece with the join on the outside and made another woven bracelet which I stuck on top.