How to Make a Wallet or a Purse Out of Kool-Aid Wrappers
fashionable way to collect and use your old wrappers. This project uses Kool-Aid wrappers to make a wallet or a small purse. Collect various colors of Kool-Aid wrappers or use all one color to create a sleek look. Your wallet will be one-of-a-kind and can be made in an afternoon.
Things You'll Need:
- Heavy cardstock
- Glue stick
- Clear packing tape
- Kool-Aid packets (empty)
Cut a piece of heavy cardstock to the size you would like your wallet or small
purseto be. Use a wallet or purse you already own as a template.
Glue the Kool-Aid packets to the front of the cardstock using a glue stick. This will hold the wrappers until you cover everything with packing tape.
Cover the front with packing tape.
Turn the cardstock over and repeat steps 2 and 3.
Cut out a piece of cardstock that is as long as the original, covered piece and half as wide.
Cover this piece with Kool-Aid wrappers on both sides. Glue the wrappers down and cover entirely with packing tape.
Turn the original piece and place it lengthwise. Position the second piece lengthwise on top of the first, and line them up at the bottom.
Tape the second piece to the first one on all sides except for the top. You now have a pocket for your money or credit cards.
Bend the wallet in half long wise. Place something heavy, such as a heavy book, on top of the wallet overnight to keep the shape and deepen the fold.
- You can add a button or snap closure by sewing a button and string or two snap closures to the wallet.