Five Crafty Projects to Upcycle Your Potato Chip Bags

chip bag book cover
Even though my family homeschools, you may already know of my unholy obsession for book covers–you can’t pass down that used copy of Story of the World to the little sister and then re-sell it to pay for the next volume if you don’t keep the cover clean!

I’ve made book covers from brown paper bags, old wallpaper, and even fabric, but this potato chip bag book cover tutorial, from Dollar Store Crafts writing for Make and Takes, takes the book cover to a whole new level. This cover is sturdy. It’s water-resistant. It’s pop art fabulous. And if you don’t want to show off your affinity for chips, then you can put the cover on inside out, and you’re a shiny silver spaceman!

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.


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  1. Thanks for the neat ideas. Not sure about making toys for little ones, who might chew on them. First comment makes total sense.

    Some of the other projects are worth trying. Thanks for the article.

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