Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy after Halloween!

Looking for something to do with all of those candy wrappers leftover from Halloween? Try this trick from your Halloween treats – turn the wrappers into wearable gems. You can find the complete DIY over at the eco-fancy eco-fashion site Ecouterre.

Below is a pic of my own upcycled Halloween costume. I'm a Designer Bag Lady - the dress, purse, bracelet, and headband are all made from plastic bags. The dress turned out to be way more comfortable than I expected. Who new plastic bags could be so wearable? Any guesses as to how many plastic bags do you think it took to make my dress? I'll give you a hint - it's 3 bags thick all over.


  1. Hi. Thanks for the link. I'm every year concerned what to do with so many wrappers. I usually sort them into plastic or paper wrappers but most of them were plastic. And I like that idea of turning them into gems. Btw you look great in that costume. I would never say that it is made from plastic bags and I don't know the number but I think that you've used a lot of them.

    Good luck,

  2. Your dress is really beautifull and practical and just wipes cleane so it doesn't stain at all I don't know why all all heavy duty plastic carrier bags are not turned into dresses as the material made from heavy duty plastic won't rip as easily as light wate plastic bags.