I know that recycling has a lot to do with upcycling and repurposing, but when I hear the word "recycle" I think glass, paper, aluminum - you know, trash. And with Halloween coming up, the biggest trash will be all those candy wrappers laying around. Instead of throwing them out, make cute Candy Wrapper Flowers.
Candy Wrapper Flowers are an update to the throw-back of Candy Wrapper Bows that were popular in the 80s - those we great, right? But instead of big and floofy, using a few folds they can have a more modern look. You can wear them attached to clips and hairpins:
So save all those wrappers and start crafting!
So, I'm sorta glad I didn't win because I didn't have a tutorial ready to go - here's a few tips:
--When making the flowers with "petals" I thought I could glue them - wrong - I ended up sewing them just like fabric flowers.
--I did hot glue a back on to stablize them and again used hot glue to secure them to headbands and clips. Then to reinforces I hot glued more wrapper over the spot.
--the M&M wrapper is several fun sizes wrappers folded fan-style all sewed together to make a circle. The blue middle is a wad of taffy wrapper.
--you can buy 12 packs of taffy for $1 at the dollar store - it wasn't good, but the wrappers were great, bright colors.
--The skittles wrappers were fun size, each petal was one fun-size wrapper - I folded them in Kanzashi flower method.
--The starbursts are just wads glued onto a clip
I know this is the worst how-to ever! But I didn't take pictures while I made them because I wasn't sure if it'd work or not. Anyways, any questions??