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Recycled paper purse Part I

Cut pieces that are 4 1/2 inches by 2 inches.  For this purse you will need approximately 770 pieces.
Cut pieces that are 4 1/2 inches by 2 inches. For this purse you will need approximately 770 pieces.

                 Recycled Paper Purse
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Recently in the news was a story about a girl who had made her prom dress out of gum wrappers.  Using wrappers is a wonderful way to make eco-friendly projects.  Wrappers can be used to make coasters, belts, wallets, clothing and an array of other things.  Gum and candy wrappers can be used, snack bags such as Doritos, water bottle labels or just about anything that can be cut and folded for use.

These purses are available to purchase in a wide array of sizes and patterns on the internet, but are an easy and fun project to make.  This purse is made of the pages from "Auto Source" magazines that are available in various supermarkets.  If you're looking for a way to recycle those unrequested catalogs that keep coming in the mail, here is a perfect way to make an eco-friendly purse to give for a gift or enjoy yourself.

Materials needed:

  1.  Approxiamately 770 pieces, size 4 1/2 inches by 2 inches.
  2.  Fishing line 12lb test   . ( It's cheaper, stronger and a spool contains more than nylon thread.
  3.  A  # 13 yarn needle
  4.  Polyeurathane - glossy or satin finish
  5. Sponge brush
  6. 1 inch piece of self-stick velcro

Go to "Recycled Paper Purse"     Part II

Go to "Recycled Paper Purse"     Part III

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