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« on: March 31, 2012 11:13:10 AM »

I volunteer with a fair trade organization and we're trying to figure out ways we can reuse/re-purpose returned coffee bags (the type about a pound of coffee beans comes in).  They need to be no sew options so that they can be done by volunteers at the store during quiet hours. 



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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012 03:32:36 PM »

I'm actually working on a project right now using the foil type coffee bags as hanging planters! I'll try to add pictures within a few days, but this is the gist of it:
I folded the top down for a rim and used an awl to make one hole in each corner of the backside so that I could string them together. Then I took apart some Christmas lights and used the portion that didn't have lights to string the coffee bags vertically. I want to do a total of 4 verticle rows and cover a wall.  I plan on covering the the coffee bags with burlap.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012 03:48:00 PM »

that's an interesting idea capaky--I can't wait to see photos
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012 08:54:32 PM »

Add stuffing, fold or tie shut, sit down.

The main problem I've had with dealing with making anything from coffee bean bags is that they really need to be re-hemmed so there isn't much fraying.

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