September 30, 2008

Surplussing Army gear

After receiving today's "Etsy Finds" email, I became intrigued by these amazing bags made by twomaisons.

Etsy seller twomaisons: Painted Post Bag ($344)

Etsy seller twomaisons: Military Satchel ($424)

I love the structured look and renewed military-like materials. I started looking up military surplus shops online to browse through these relatively cheap design materials. During my search, I also came across some fun basics, like these all-weather notebooks.

gr8gear: All-Weather Field Book- Tan ($14.99)

I love these thin wool blankets. Growing up, we used my dad's old military blankets when we went camping. If you laid them under your sleeping bag you stayed warmer at night. Somehow, I've been attached to them since.
gr8gear: French Blanket ($14.99)

These seem like an excellent source to make your own bags from.gr8gear: Genuine Issued Laundry Bag ($4.99)

These bags already have great structure to them, but you could easily reconstruct them to your liking.Army Surplus World: Medical Eqpt/Magazine Bag (Starts at $16.99)

I couldn't resist adding this flexible bowl and cup set.gr8gear: Squishy Bowl & Cup ($14.95/set)

This bag is great for a basic look.Army Surplus Warehouse: Danish Canvas Bag ($6.95)

These are some more great fabric materials to work with.Army Surplus Warehouse: Bag for Rings ($2.49)

Army Surplus Warehouse: Rain Drop Ammo Pouch ($3.99)

And of course, the heavy-duty military zippers.Army Surplus Warehouse: Heavy-Duty Zipper ($4.99)

These scarves actually are very beautiful and come in many colors. They show you how to wrap the scarf like below, but wrapped around the neck or draped over your shoulders would look amazing as well.gr8gear: Desert Scarves- Shemagh ($9.99)

More great materials to work with...Army Surplus Warehouse: Spare Parts Bag ($1.99)

Army Surplus Warehouse: US Panel Marker ($4.99)

Even add your own name to your items.Army Surplus World: Name Tapes (Start at $2.75)

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