How to Peel Gum Wrappers


Instead of tossing away your colorful, used aluminum foil gum wrappers into the trash, you can reuse them for something creative. With a bit of tweaking, you can turn the gum wrappers into something useful again and transform any dull, uninspired object into a shiny and brightly-colored item of interest. Not only will you use reuse the foil part of the gum wrappers, you will create something artistic as well.

Things You'll Need

  • Used foil gum wrappers
  • Bowl
  • Warm water
  • Soak an aluminum foil gum wrapper with the inside down in a small bowl of warm water so that it becomes completely wet.

  • Remove the gum wrapper from the water and turn the inside face of the wrapper upward.

  • Peel the edge of the inner paper layer away from the outer aluminum foil layer with your nail to expose the adhesive. Peel gently so you don't rip the wrapper.

  • Press the sticky wrapper onto any surface you wish to cover such as a notebook or phone.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you rip the wrapper, you can cover the ripped area by layering the wrappers when you cover the object.
  • When you get ready to remove the wrappers, simply peel them away from the surface. A bit of water can remove any stubborn pieces.

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