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Hated Packaging Stiffens Costume Parts

Recycle and get desired results in one step


Costume Butterfly Wings

Purchased Costume Butterfly Wings

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
When you buy items in that clear heavy duty plastic, you fight to get the item out of the package. Now we have a reason to save that packaging... at least the flat parts of it.
Cut strips of that heavy duty packaging and use it in your Halloween costumes when you want a stiff part but don't want your stiffening agent to show. Use a heavy duty sewing machine needle and quality thread to sew the strips of packaging on to netting, tulle or fabric to create a stand up fabric.
  • Use a craft knife or razor knife to cut the packaging.
  • Use an emery board or file to round off sharp corners and edges.
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