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« on: February 01, 2010 03:29:03 PM »



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


a stowaway!


Hope you like it. Smiley  

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.



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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010 03:35:53 PM »

WOW amazing, but do you think that you could send the instructions to or a link to know how to make that pattern please! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010 03:38:49 PM »

Our milk cartons are no where near that pretty!  But the pic with the stowaway is priceless!

Great bag!
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010 03:39:26 PM »

I love it!  I would love a tutorial too, and I'd like to know where you buy your milk Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010 04:09:43 PM »

incredibly amazing!
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010 04:14:39 PM »

I am so impressed!  The only thing I would have done differently is to make it bigger on th esides and bottom and give it a sturdier handle(so it could hold more).  Otherwise its adorable.
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010 04:20:29 PM »

absolutely beautiful! Like everyone else, I am jealous of your beautiful milk cartons!!   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2010 06:16:07 PM »

WOW!!!  Epic recycling skill!!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2010 06:40:26 PM »

Amazing,  can't believe it's held together with videotape!
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2010 07:24:09 PM »

I never would have guessed what you made it from. It looks fantastic!  Grin
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