10 July 2011

Candy (Snack) Bag Pouch

As many of you had noticed, I love taking completely useless things you would normally throw out and transforming it into something useful!

I'm sure many of you enjoying eating sweets and snacks, right? Have you ever thought of what you could do with the bag once you've finished devouring the treat? How about a pouch to store miscellaneous items? It is also a great way to help the Earth by being environmentally friendly!

Here is a collection of Japanese plum candy bags I've collected over the months from a generous donor. Any candy bag or chip bag will do. I decided to use four bags: two bags for each side of the pouch. This will also depend on the thickness of the bag as well, but I would recommended to go no further than two bags for each side (it will be too hard to put things into the pouch due to the thickness).

Candy Bag Pouch

This project does require a sewing machine because manual labor is going to put your hands into a world of fatigue! You can try using a glue gun or E6000 craft glue, but I'm not sure how well that will work. You will also need to purchase a zipper which can be found at any craft/fabric store.

Candy Bag Pouch

I decided to use find a video tutorial on how to sew on the zipper as it it difficult to explain in writing. The tutorial I found on youtube does a great job of explaining how I sewed on the zipper.

Click here for video

After completing the pouch, I decided to use Japanese packaging tape to "decorate"/hide the rips on candy bags.

Candy Bag Pouch

This is what the final product looks like! This would also be a great alternative to put these bags to use instead of throwing them away to sit in land fills.

Candy Bag Pouch

I also provided a snapshot of the inside just for viewing purposes.

Candy Bag Pouch

Thanks for reading and please tell me what you think! :)

5 comments:

*~kAy~* said...

that's a pretty neat idea!
I love how you turn things like this into such unique items! :3
The other day I saw a huge tote made out of a whole bunch of the caprisun juice pouches! So sturdy!!! :3

naomemandeflores said...

Absolutely adorable! What a fun and eco-friendly idea, I love it!


Camila Faria

♥beauxs mom said...

Your so creative such a good idea and I love the idea of not being wasteful and good the the earth, great job! That packaging tape is freakin adorable!

ingrid said...

Oh i loved the idea, but i prefer small packaging... i missed u girl..i'm back with the blog..and changed some thing..tell me if u like!!

Trish said...

nice! i've also seen something like the poster above mentioned with the caprisun, but the ones ive seen were from "zesto" juice pouches haha its pretty awesome!

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