Posted in Composition, Wait- dont throw, tagged craft, design, DIY, gift box, gift wrap, juice carton, milk cartons, recycle on December 24, 2009|
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not only is it green, but it’s totally original and your very own, not to mention: kids had tons of fun making’em, and no need to spend money…
the first photo is of my own two gift boxes, cordially filled w/goodies and given to the kids’ karate teachers (they deserve the best):
got milk? make a gift box
so here’s the deal: once more we’ll save those milk/juice cartons and redesign them.
milk carton, cut
milk carton, painted
and here are some awesome gift boxes made by my Trash2Art club kids:
made from shipping box
orange juice box
chinese illustration? dreidle?
bow tie gift box
box with yarn; with cool little buttons
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Posted in Wait- dont throw, tagged art, craft, DIY, green, juice carton, milk cartons, project, purse, recycle, wallet on July 14, 2009|
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milk carton coin purse
So the recent buzz in green fashion is to jiggle your coins in a recycled container made into wallet.
See it on Etsi, or here, or in this new start-up that while they’re pledging to donate 1% of all sales in favor of the environment, their coin purses still cost $10 a piece.
There are so many tutorials out there, why not make one yourself?
Wait, don’t throw that milk or juice carton.
Here are the very basic steps I used for making the purse:
clean, dry milk carton
- When milk is all but done, rinse your carton, let it dry a whole day, and cut it open on the top and bottom.
press the front flat onto the bottom
*fold the sides
leave about 2" for a closing flap to the purse
- Right after you fold the whole thing into two, glue the two sections inside, fold the flap over your purse, and attach a Velcro patch, you’ll find a cool-de-small-sac (aka a cool purse) 🙂 .
- * tip: you can gently score the sides with a kitchen knife to help with the accordion folds. Also, once folded, let it rest under heavy weight for a while.
fold into two, glue inside sections, add Velcro
close coin purse
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