Five Crafty Projects to Upcycle Your Potato Chip Bags

chip bag patchMy Papa is really fond of mending pretty much anything that needs to be mended with thick sheets of aluminum. He “mended”  a crack in the ceiling, a loose table leg, and even the torn strap on my duffel bag with aluminum and rivets.

If you, too, have something that you need to mend (not your ceiling–please, call a professional for that one) with a sturdy patch, then I’d suggest that instead of using sheets of aluminum, you should check out this tutorial for chip bag patches from Instructables member wocket. You can’t wash these patches, but there are plenty of places where a sturdy, attractive patch onto non-washable material would come in handy.

[The image on this page is the property of Instructables member wocket.]

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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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