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My name is Lorie Dominguez. I am happily married with 6 kids. I've lived my whole life here in the Mesquite area. I now live on our little ranch here in Scenic, Arizona with my family and all of our animals. It was here in Scenic that I found my new craft that I really enjoy, that is making crafts with recycled items. This hobby is referred to as "Trash to Treasure", these items are down the right hand column of my blog. I love what I do, and I hope you will also enjoy it! My Items make great gifts! So buy it and try it. You can see pretty much all that I make down the right hand side of my blog. If anyone is interested in placing an order with me, I take checks, cashier check, and money orders. You can place your order in a comment, or email me at Loriejuan@hotmail.com. Thank-you

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mentos Gum Bag

My daughter Jazmyn has been saving her Mentos gum wrappers so she could make a gum wrapper chain bracelet. The material in the wrappers is not very durable so I came up with this cute bag for us to make.

We cut out our contact paper to the size that we wanted, then stuck the gum wrappers color side down on the sticky part. After that was all done we cut another piece of paper the same size then put it on the back of the wrappers so it's sealed.
Then I just sewed it all together, and grabbed a few cute pieces of ribbon to finish it off. I love how colorful it turned out to be;)


  1. Lorie...I LOVE this idea!! I think the girls and I are going to have to give this one a try!!

  2. Superb work and how clever of your little daughter to be so eco friendly x

  3. How clever! love the use of contact paper.
    catching you next week!

  4. You are awesome, again! Your followers button is acting up, but I will be back to be your newest follower! Thanks again for linking up with us.