Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hello! This blog was set up to allow candy wrapper artist to exchange wrappers and information on sources for candy wrappers. These wrappers are to be used to make candy wrapper purses, wallets, belts, picture frames and many other items. If you are a candy wrapper artist you know that each project may require hundreds of candy wrappers and please do not mention colors. It is hard to always find the color that you want for that special project.

My idea here is to keep things simple. If you have wrappers to sell or trade please post them in the comment section of this blog. First, if you have candy wrappers or potato chip bag material on a roll that has not been used, maybe you could list that by the pound. I would suggest sending between one quarter pound to 2 pounds. There should be enough in each order to at least do a small project. That would be enough material to make at least 100 pieces 2 by 4 1/2 inches in size.

If you have candy or other kinds of snack wrappers that have been used they must be cleaned and cut to the size of 2 by 4 and 1/2 inches. These should be placed in a zip lock bag, the snack size works great. I have found it is a good idea to avoid the black and white nutritional info on the back of the bag. Go for the areas of plain color or colorful larger letters or pictures. The wrappers should not be torn or crumpled. There should be enough pieces to do a small project ( at least 100 pieces). If you have smaller quantities of rare or very beautiful wrappers please feel free to post those also.

Another possibility is to exchange or sell kits. That would be the completed chains ready to be sewn together for a project.

If you have any other training or sewing aids that might be useful in making candy wrapper items please let us know.

In this format, I would not advise exchanging credit card info. If that kind of info is required, go thru paypal or set up your transaction as an auction on ebay. All materials should be water proof and not have color on them that can rub off. Candy wrappers and other material used for food packaging are very stable. I would not advise using wrapping paper of any kind because I have found the colors are not stable.


Shannon said...

This is such a neat idea I am very disappointed no one has commented. Having just started my first wrapper project I find myself with too many pieces that look alike and not enough variety. I would love to trade with someone, or purchase some fun colored material.

Eve said...

Hello -- I found a huge supply of Tyvek and wondered if anyone would be interested in some.

I've been doing more experimenting with the candy wrapper purses, and my favorite material so far is Tyvek. I cut up a few Tyvek envelopes and they are perfect to work with -- waterproof, with the right weight and texture, and practically indestructible.

I found a guy on eBay who makes Tyvek banners (17" x 72") and will sell me his rejects. He has 100 of them, mostly white with color printing. I don't think I can use them all but I hate to let this motherlode get away. Is anyone interested in some of them?

embeadke said...

Hello Eve

I have some tyvek envelopes that I have not had a chance to work with. I think that the tyvek would be a good material to work with. I think it would really be great if you could print your patterns on to the the tyvek and have it be permanent.

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Eve said...

I LOVE working with Tyvek. You can purchase it for inkjet and laser printers.
Tyvek for inkjet and laser printers.

Here's some samples of projects where I used Tyvek for the trim:
Black Tyvek and newsprint
Purple Tyvek and candy wrappers

(I apologize for the multiple posts; I'm having difficulty getting the links to show properly)

craftyv said...

Desperate to find supplies in Australia. As a diabetic the candy and chips are out. Where can I buy and what are they called on rolls? help!!!!