Repurposed Reese’s Wrappers


I have a weakness for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  And over this past Christmas season I allowed myself to indulge…I ate these little cups of joy, with joy.  And I didn’t feel a lick of regret or guilt afterwards.  It’s essential to give in to our cravings every now and then.

After I satisfied my sweet tooth I had  plenty of red and gold foil wrappers leftover, which I later used to make these tiny hearts.

And with Valentines Day coming up, I decided to use the twinkling golden one to make the canvas below.

Then I used the ruby-red one to make this necklace.

I tucked the heart into a cozy pocket made of tulle.

The foil heart rests on (and is tied to) a cardboard paper base.  These elements are so feather-light that this charm can be worn suspended from a chain with just a couple of metal jump rings.

The heart seems to hang there in space, creating a magical ethereal effect.

Here’s a look at the two pieces together.

I really enjoyed making these heart-inspired pieces…about as much as I enjoyed eating the Reese’s cups.  And I suspect that soon, there will be more red foil wrappers in my future since Valentine’s Day is coming up.  I wonder if this means that there will also be pink colored wrappers to play with?



36 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. pour it all into love, dear!
    (adore!) xox

    January 18th, 2012

  2. hello becky. transforming the sweet to even sweeter. best wishes.

    January 18th, 2012

  3. oh Becky these are so sweet! I’m so glad you enjoyed a little indulgence so we could in turn be blessed with more of your awesome artwork and inspiration!

    January 18th, 2012

  4. I love this! I would also love to be inside that creative mind of yours!!

    January 18th, 2012

  5. Very creative! I think we all roll and transform wrapping papers but most of us don´t even think about using our little sculptures … maybe we should!?

    January 18th, 2012

  6. Erin

    Everything you do is gorgeous! Saving wrappers now!

    January 18th, 2012

  7. What a great idea Becky. I love the crinklyness of them, and what you created with each of them.
    Pink would be very cute and just think – at Easter you might get aqua and green to play with too!

    January 18th, 2012

  8. I love the idea of suspending the heart! So clever~
    You added another edge to creative, craftiness! How sweet ;D

    January 18th, 2012

  9. LOVE These!!! Only you could make something so great out of what most of us toss! And I love that mentioned no guilt, this is something I struggle with (and probably many of us do), it is important to have a little treat and to accept it graciously as a treat. hugs!

    January 18th, 2012

  10. I love your talent. These are great – so simple and fun.

    January 18th, 2012

  11. laura huffman

    oh so sweet (in more ways than one). how clever and creative you are. yes, I would have thrown those wrappers out. another thing for me to keep in mind when i’m creating. thanks for such fun inspiration.

    January 18th, 2012

  12. I love how you take the most insignificant things and make something so beautiful.

    January 18th, 2012

  13. Your creativity blows me away every time!

    January 18th, 2012

  14. miss lynn

    you.
    are.
    amazing.
    love it.

    January 18th, 2012

  15. Jan H

    So wonderful of you to sacrifice for your art! ;) Of course,you HAD to eat those Reese’s to get the supplies you needed!! These are adorable, and I love the repurposing.

    January 18th, 2012

  16. rush

    simply delightful!

    January 19th, 2012

  17. once again…my jaw is on my keyboard :0! amaazingly cute…and yummy- looking too! lol!

    January 19th, 2012

  18. Patricia Wolf

    You never cease to amaze me…. So precious!!

    January 19th, 2012

  19. What a great idea and it looks adorable! Thanks for sharing.

    January 19th, 2012

  20. I’m glad to hear that you like the projects…thanks ladies!

    January 19th, 2012

  21. I love all these ways to use up the wrappers. Can’t wait to see more ideas.

    January 19th, 2012

  22. Who whould of thought ? ” With One Wrapper” so sweet and a nice little gift.

    January 19th, 2012

  23. You are so clever. :-) I’ve always thought candy wrappers would be fun to work into collage or art journaling, but just have never tried it. I love Reese’s too.

    January 19th, 2012

  24. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. I love that you save bits of packaging and re-use things to create art work. I do, too!

    The Valentine’s Hershey’s Kisses they’re selling now are wrapped in silver, red, and pink foil, so those might serve your purposes. I took those candies to the children I taught art journaling to last week as an example of how they could use just about anything in their journals, and many of them used the foil in their first art journal pages. The children I taught in December got silver, green and red kisses.

    :o)

    January 19th, 2012

  25. Awesome Melody…how cool that we’re on the same page regarding repurposing and art making.

    January 19th, 2012

  26. Rejoice in joy filled, indulgent moments when the outcome can then be such delicious creations.
    I am particularly drawn to the muted tones of the canvas but the necklace is so sweet (excuse the pun!)
    Wishes
    Lynne

    January 19th, 2012

  27. oh my gosh……two fabulous ways to enjoy a reese’s peanut butter cup!! i love, love, love it!! you continue to prove me right in calling you an absolute creative genius!! xoxo

    January 19th, 2012

  28. Oh Becky, you made me smile! I love to hear that I am not alone in my “chocolate passion”, but also your work brought a big smile to my face as it is elegant and dreamy as ever, but with a touch of fun and pure play with the wrappers. I love it! Only a true artist can see beauty in simple and every day objects, and transform them into something gorgeous.

    January 19th, 2012

  29. Last Minute Lynn

    Brilliant! Off to buy chocolate, w/o guilt!

    January 19th, 2012

  30. Linda K

    This is so clever and…and such beautiful art Becky!
    BTW, I just read your article in the latest issue of Somerset and enjoyed every word and every picture. Written with love for sure.
    PS-my hubby’s name is Bill also :)

    January 20th, 2012

  31. omg!! it just doesn’t get any better… loving these tiny pieces of art!
    xo

    January 21st, 2012

  32. So sweet, love it ALL, love the way you recycle!! Reese’s is my all time favorite candy…I indulge way too often, but they’re worth it, right? :)

    Scarlett

    January 21st, 2012

  33. Becky, we crafters save the strangest things, don’t we! Well, these turned out so adorably sweet! I cut out the insides of envelopes I receive if they have a design or foil. Can’t bear to throw pretties like this away either!

    XO Diane

    January 21st, 2012

  34. This is a grest idea. I absolutely love repurposing items.

    January 21st, 2012

  35. OMG, Becky. What a clever mind you have! I would have NEVER thought of that!
    Good job!

    January 21st, 2012

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