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« on: August 14, 2005 06:45:32 PM »

hello all.  We have a bunch of the cool coffee bags from Starbucks.  We keep the bags and clean them out because they have really cool patterns on them.  We would like to make something for the kitchen or possibly another room of the house, but have no idea what to do.  They are this plastic-foil type material or paper and I can't begin to think of what to do with that.  Please help   Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2005 07:04:34 PM »

I save those too! maybe you could... plant plants in them? Coffee grounds are supposed to be good for plants too. ::shrug::

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2005 07:49:29 PM »

Ya know, I remember those purses made out of koolaid packages a while back, why not do something like that?

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2005 06:51:22 AM »

Hehehehe...I'm always collecting "trash" 

I would make greeting cards (make birthday cards in advance) or make a abstract journal pages or scrapbook pages.  Maybe you could do a collage type thing.  Maybe add some colored paper that coordinates.  You could even add buttons, ribbons, little do-dads.  I save everything from tea bags to fortune cookie papers...or you could scan the bags and print out sheets for giftwrap  I wish my camera was working so I could show you some things I made with trash
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2005 06:53:13 PM »

thanks for the ideas.  We were thinking of something like a collage but how to arrange the bags is puzzling.  I mean, would a frame work?  Also, we have a bunch of them so this thing is prolly going to end up being LARGE   Tongue

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2005 07:16:45 PM »

whenever i have a lot of cool things that i like that all share a similar theme of some sort, i love making collages. i really like to use the elmers brand foam board/tag board stuff. (it's like 1/4-inch thick poster board if you don't know what i'm talking about.) i think it makes it 'pop' a little more that way. you could cut the bags apart in whatever way you fancy and modpodge them to that. then hang it up, or even frame it if youi like.

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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2005 09:47:16 AM »

i've been holding onto those bags too, since i started working at starbucks. yesterday i actually sewed up a card holder using one of them. it was so easy and super cute. used the sewing machine and just stitched it up. maybe a wallet next... i just flattened the bag, cut the seams off and wiped the inside out with some windex to get it clean.
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2005 09:37:14 AM »

I work at Starbucks too.  My sister and I make buttons out of some of them (we have a button press). 

Starbucks will also give you a  discount on some of the coffee you buy if you bring in your bag for the refill, kind of like the cup discount.

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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2005 01:54:10 PM »

Why not get some glass plates and bowls and use them to do a MOdge Podge thingy with the pictures.Huh?

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