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Smara
« on: April 04, 2005 03:46:56 PM »

Hey! Smiley

So here is the situation:
I am a graphic design student in Germany and for my arts and design lessons i have to create a project about "trash".
Cuz of my crafting-hobby i am considering of using garbige in order to create things of daily use/ of daily life (like clothes, bags, housewares, etc)

So please give me examples for what is possible or what you did with garbige....or explain me your ideas about that.

sorry my english isn't very good Wink



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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2005 07:57:13 AM »

Your English beats the heck out of my German!

There are several things you can do with trash. Bottle caps make great jewelry (I think there are several posts here using those). You can also punch holes in them and use them as buttons or decor on clothing. You can make purse or bag out of juice bags and duct tape. Take any good container and alter it to make a purse-like item.

 My daughter just decopaged an old chair using candy wrappers. It is bright and cheerful, and looks really cute. You can use wrappers to decorate any flat surface.

If I were you, I would gather what "good trash" I have and start playing with it. You are bound to come up with some great ideas. Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2005 10:02:46 AM »

Thanks for your answer!! Smiley I thought nobody would answer me  Wink

I think i would do two things: "sew" handbags from trashy stuff... like juice bags or shopping bags... with appliques like bottle caps or cut-out-prints from milk bags...something like that. maybe a re-build from designer stuff?

and the other one is to build lamps from recycle-stuff like milk bags or cd-cases or bubble foil...

what do you think about that? Do you have some other Ideas or Links who could match?

and the others here?? Common!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2005 10:06:38 AM »

I've seen people get really interesting effects from crocheting or knitting together different colored plastic bags that have been cut into strips.
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2005 09:30:21 AM »

Hello you can make a lot of really cool bags from "trash". Here's some links that I thought were cool.
THis is a pop tab purse:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=11499.0
A binder purse:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=30704.0
Here's a  box purse that you could do with any products box:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=30942.0
This is my favorite, an tape ID case:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=27399.0

If you go any of the topics most of them have a reconstructed forum where everything is from something else, usually what most people would think of as trash.
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