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« on: November 03, 2006 10:33:25 AM »

Okay... I've been drinking a lot of Stash tea (red aka rooibos if anyone cares).  They pack their tea bags in little foil backed paper packets.  I've been considering finding loose tea so I wasn't throwing out so much unrecycleable packaging (guilt, guilt, guilt) but then I thought, maybe I can do something with them?

I'm not interested in the outside packaging.  The label isn't very interesting to me - unlike how some craftsters save candy wrappers FOR the logo.  So I'm really looking at what I could do with the foil-side but am open to any suggestions.  Also the foil can be removed from the paper (with a lot of patience, I think - have yet to completely remove all paper from foil).  When you open them up flat they are about 2.5" wide x 5" long.

I'm sure I could make wrapper bracelet/rings but I'm not very interested in that though.  Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2006 03:23:05 PM »

yeah so biglelow tea was buy one get on free at the grocery store.  i'm feeling the same guilt.  im usually a 100% celestial seasonings drinker...not individually packaged.  i'll be interested to read suggestions for this.....before i drink all the tea and throw away the packaging.

(also, i live in boulder.  im kind of they might throw me out for not supporting local business AND creating more waste!)
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2006 12:21:10 PM »

well dogperson, maybe you and I stand alone.

My original trial found that you can peel the foil from the paper.  If I'm patient enough I could then recycle the paper and give the foil to a card-making friend of mine or something  Huh  dunno

I also found this: Tea Bag Handbag (on craftster).  Not really my thing since the labels don't really thrill me but I thought it should be included here.  I love craftster!

Maybe I should just save them up and swap with another crafter that wants them?

ETA: I guess I could laminate (contact paper) multiple ones and make bookmarks?
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