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« on: June 29, 2005 11:48:07 PM »

me and my sister have collected tons of easter egg wrappers over the years and we're trying to think of a crafty way to use them up.  we've already made greeting cards and covered some notebooks with them, and we're all out of ideas now.

anyone know of a good project we could use them for???

thanks  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2005 07:06:15 AM »

More information please.  Are the wrappers foil?  cellophane?  what size?  All I can picture is Cadbury easter egg wrappers - but they often end up with some of the filling stuck to the foil, so I don't think you'd hang onto them for years.

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2005 11:23:51 AM »

Do you mean those plastic or cardboard coverings you put over/around actual eggs? Or candy wrappers?
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2005 08:24:35 PM »

they're the foil wrappers
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2006 07:28:52 AM »

hey i was wondering what to do with those plastic coverings that go around the egg at easter, i think you boil them around the egg, actually.
mine are from when i was little and i have smurf and rainbow bright ones! what can i do with them besides decoupage? anyone? bueller?
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2006 02:22:14 PM »

How about getting a piece of glass and drawing a picture on it with a black magic marker or felt pen. For example say you drew a plant in a pot with all the petals and things. Next paint all the surrounding of the glass black too. This leaves the drawing still transparent /glass. Use the coloured foil cut into pieces to fill in the plant in nice bright colours which will stand out against the black background. When done put the glass in a frame with the foil sandwiched between the glass and the frame.

This sounds very complicated and was harder to explain than it is to do. BUT we used to do this all the time when we were kids with wrappers off quality street sweets.

The effect is nice and all you need is an old frame with glass in , household black woodwork paint and some glue that dries clear ( you only use a dab here and there cos the glass in frame holds the foi lin place)

I hope you understand all this waffle. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2006 02:32:13 PM »

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I'd probably make a cutlery set.. wrap them around the handles of knives/forks/whatever and then set them with varnish...

I don't know how dishwasher safe they'd be but you'd have dinner-ware for Easter time  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2006 01:30:39 PM »

don't people make wallets out of candy wrappers? i guess they'd have to be plastic, not foil though.

jodilee...that's a cool idea!
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2006 02:00:46 PM »

It's been many years since I did this, and I don't have an example to show you, but I once covered an old picture frame with them. Not a valuable antique frame---just some beat up thing I bought for a quarter at a yard sale.

The ones I used were all different shades of blue and light greens, with no design printed on them, just the colored foil. I tore them into small, random pieces, and used a thin layer of glue to hold them in place on the frame. Before the glue was dry, I rubbed them down into the frame really well, so the design on the wood could be seen. I think I sprayed it with some kind of sealer when I was done. Basically, it was a foil collage of sorts. It was not very big, like maybe an 8X10 frame.

It came out pretty neat-looking, but I have no idea what the hell I did with it. I did have a watercolor I'd painted hanging on the wall for a while in this frame, but then we moved, and I have not seen it in at least fifteen years.   Roll Eyes 
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