Thursday, June 19, 2008

Recycled Newspaper Purse

Well, we (Penny, our intern, and I) finally finished our clutch-style recycled newspaper purse! It took way more time than I would have thought, but I think it turned out quite cute. I had been trying to figure out exactly how to do the wrist strap for the clutch-style for quite a while and it finally came to me early one morning - use a ribbon! I just happened to have this cute green ribbon, so I used it, but I could substitute it for a black and white or gray print, too.

This purse will be for sale in my Etsy store, so check it out along with some other candy wrapper purses and a rag quilt that are also available. All proceeds will go to support our mission work here in Mexico at Hope House International, which is a place of refuge and training for single moms and teen girls.For directions on how to make your own recycled candy wrapper purse (to make the newsprint one, just use newsprint and clear celophane on the outside), go on over to this blog to see a great tutorial with photos.

Hope House International -
Creating a Refuge, Equipping for Life, Preparing for Eternity!

6 comments:

Grandmother Wren said...

I love this! Thank you!

Tipper said...

Very cute purse! I've never seen one before-neat!

Alexandra said...

That is really nice! Super nice weaving. I could never get it that tight and neat.

RecycleCindy said...

I love your purse! Very cute and of course a wonderful use of recycled materials.

galvcrystal said...

i know hoy to make all these purses too..from pig boog bags to small coin bags wit hangles...i learned when i went for vacations to mexico...i made every color..made out of potatoe chip bags..

galvcrystal said...

i know how to make all these purses,also knw how to make them wit handles..all hand made and learned in mexico,.