I have been saving milk cartons for a while now, not really knowing what to do with them, but they are so pretty
All I needed of course was a little bit of inspiration from Craftster and voila....
I used 69 milk cartons, video tape that was headed for the dustbin and 2 pieces of ribbon which I rescued from a previous project so this bag cost me nothing but time!
Some in progress pictures
I cut the top and bottom off each carton, cut up one side to create a flat panel and then cut each side into seperate pieces, I then cut these into strips. The length of the strips has to be 8 times the width, mine measure 20cm x 2.5cm.
I folded each strip in half and then the ends to the middle, creating a link. I made 11 chains with these links. Then weaved video tape through the backs of them to hold the chains together.
all held together with video tape
I then folded it in half and used video tape to hold the ends and bottom closed then threaded a ribbon though for a handle.
and after I have been shopping
Hope you like it.
It is very sturdy, I have carried over 8 kilos of shopping in it and it seems to provide good insulation for my frozen stuff too which is a bonus.
I am currently making another one and taking better 'how to' pictures as I go.