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Gum wrapper chains
Gum wrapper chains

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Posted by CJ at 9:43 am (PDT) on Sat September 24, 2016   
While in high school (late 60's) my twin sister had chains of them strung all over her room. My mom finally made her take some of them down because it was like fighting your way through a jungle whenever you went in her room. LOL
Posted by Bonnie at 11:03 pm (PDT) on Tue August 2, 2011   
I used to make these all the time too and still remember how. I also enjoyed adding as many different wrappers as I could and even picked them up off the streets if I saw them.
Posted by Balonna at 2:12 pm (PDT) on Fri July 29, 2011   
I know how to make the purse- send your email and I'll tell you how.
You can delete your comment afterwards, I believe.
I am making one with chip bags, cut up.
I would love to see the 328' long one- WOW
Guinness contender?
Posted by Mawutt at 11:40 am (PST) on Sat January 2, 2010   
So cool. I remember my Dad made me a purse out of gum wrappers. Don't know the weave technique he used- wish I did! He also made one out of all brands of cigarrette wrappers, including Lucky Strikes....bad..but really cool looking. I hear these can be made with candy wrappers as well. Would love to take this hobby up!
Posted by PBIRDIEBET at 2:17 pm (PDT) on Fri October 9, 2009   
I REMEMBER DOING THIS..... THE BEST PART WAS ALL THE DIFFERENT GUM WRAPPERS THAT WERE FOUND TO PUT ON IT....SEEMS THEY ARE NOT AS ATTRACTIVE AS THEY ONCE WERE
Posted by columbus at 5:50 pm (PDT) on Sun August 23, 2009   
i started my chain around 1964 and i still add to it once in awhile,i kept it in a box in 1 foot pcs, till i had 25 pcs then i join them, it is about 328 ft long the last time i checked in july 2008 ........ i'm still adding to it
Posted by Joyce at 2:57 pm (PDT) on Mon August 17, 2009   
The best way to do this is fold the gum wrapper in half long ways. Tear or cut that in half, then fold both pieces in half long ways again. now you have the 2 begining pieces. next fold one piece from one end to the center then the next end to the center. You have one piece already do the same with the next piece and put them together. that's all you have to do until the next piece of wrapper. and it helps if you find wrappers also so you don't always have to buy gum. Thanks for putting this in here.
Posted by Katbear at 9:19 pm (PDT) on Sun August 16, 2009   
I never could get the hang of this...
Posted by Lana at 7:29 am (PDT) on Fri August 14, 2009   
Funny, I tried to teach my grandchildren how to make these. I still remember how to do it.

Lana
Posted by Joyce at 8:49 pm (PDT) on Tue August 11, 2009   
I Loved doing this when I was a kid. the longer the chain is how tall your husband will be.

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