Upcycling Chocolate Foil Wrappers
We are all being encouraged via newspapers, bill boards, radio and television to recycle and help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
When it comes to children and grandchildren we all like to treat them every now and then, so imagine my delight when I discovered I could treat them, upcycle and reduce the amount of rubbish I send to landfill all at the same time. If you are wondering how then read on.
The majority of people like chocolate and these foil covered milk chocolate discs are a big hit with children of all ages and sometimes even the adults have been caught sneaking the odd one or two.
I’m going to show you how you can upcycle the foil wrappers from these chocolate discs into a badge, using a hand press badge making machine.
Carefully flatten out the foil wrapper
Insert a metal disc into the holder
Place the foil wrapper and a clear disc on top of the metal disc
Put the chrome ring on top of the clear disc
Place the black top hat onto the chrome disc
Spin the casing around so that the top hat is now underneath the handle and then pull the handle down towards you.
Remove all the components from the casing
Make sure that there is only one spacer in the casing, if there is more than one space remove some
Insert the back pin component on top of the single spacer
Place the chrome ring with its contents on top of the back pin component
Place the black top hat upside down, so that it fits over the chrome ring
Spin the casing around, so that the top hat is now underneath the handle and then carefully pull the handle down towards you. Spin the whole casing back around and remove the top hat etc and you will have a completed upcycled badge.
Pin the badge onto a birthday card, to your child’s coat, school bag, pencil case, purse, backpack, guitar strap etc.
Badges made from upcycled chocolate foil wrappers are available from my Folksy shop