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Topic: I enjoyed my icey cold diet coke so much I just couldn't part with it  (Read 4126 times)
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« on: January 25, 2010 08:57:06 AM »



One minute I was enjoying an icey cold diet coke and the next thing you know, I'm carrying it on my shoulder as a fashionable tote. Grin  How neat is that ... 



I just couldn't throw this cup into the recycle box.  One of my resolutions was to raise the bar expanding awareness of keeping plastic out of the landfill beyond just plastic bags.  My new motto this year is - 'recycle by recreating to reuse'

So just how eco-friendly is this tote? You already know what the front and back panels are (see Coca Cola cup in pic), in addition to that it was crocheted with clear plastic yarn; it has a pop tab closure and to ensure a strong base, the bottom of the bag is supported by 3 floppy disks without the silver clasp and magnetic disk.



I used bigger pop tabs as the anchor for each strap. This will give it the added support when you're it's being filled it up with anything possible - e.g. groceries, books, a picnic lunch or packing it for a trip to the beach.




thanks for letting me share this with you.....

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2010 09:05:53 AM »

This is awesome!!! Love the colours!! I'd totally use this every single day!!! I wish I knew how to knit/crochet so I could make plarn items myself!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010 09:06:44 AM »

Wow, this is amazing ! Great job, what a cool idea ! Is it hard crotcheting plastic bags like that, I have been wanting to try...keep up the great work !
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010 09:15:25 AM »

This is fabulous! I would have never thought to use a cup. And may I ask where you got pink plastic bags? The stores around here have either white or brown, so there's not much variety.
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010 09:22:49 AM »

My camera didn't do a good job picking up the colors because the coke panel and  edging is actually red.  I used clear plastic to crochet around the panel.

thanks for the compliments....

I do have pink plastic yarn as part of my stash.  It was sent to me by a friend who lives in St Louis.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010 10:06:40 AM »

What a cool idea!  Awesome way to upcycle a plastic cup.
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010 10:37:30 AM »

Fabulous job!  What a great way to go green (and make the rest of us green with envy)!  Smiley 
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2010 10:15:23 AM »

I just love it!! I collect coke products so this is just up my alley. How did you get the cup to lay flat?? Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010 07:42:13 PM »

Dude. That is so cool. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2010 10:09:16 PM »

Who would have thought that a simple cup like that would turn into something so beautiful.  Wow...you did a great job!
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