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« on: March 19, 2010 11:16:23 AM »



Here's how I decided to reuse the large plastic cups you get from fast food restaurants and also other plastic containers that I typically would put in a recycle box.

It started off like this:

and ended up to be this:








I cut, clean, heat and spiral them into plastic notebooks. 

Thanks for letting me share.
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010 11:35:29 AM »

That's a cool idea.  I know you said that you heat the plastic to get them flat - what's your method?
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010 12:27:08 PM »

I saw this idea in the book Rubbish (Wiley) using cardboard cereal boxes. I like your version!
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010 12:44:28 PM »

What a great idea!  Now I know what to do with all those cottage cheese containers I've been saving. 

I'm also curious about getting them flat.  Heat gun or blow dryer, maybe?
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010 02:32:03 PM »

I'm always excited by anything that reuses garbage! And this is really cool. Wonderful idea.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010 02:49:12 PM »

I see several online shops (i.e. etsy, artfire, ecrater, etc.) that sell cardboard versions but since I'm all about recycling plastic, this was more my forte.

The heating method I use really depends on the thickness and pliability of the plastic.  For example, I used a much different heating on this Coca Cola plastic cup then on the fast food plastic cups because of the thickness:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335432.0

Oh, and in case you're curious, no lid goes unused as well, here's how I use the lids:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=338327.0 and
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=336497.0

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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010 07:32:54 PM »

I love this! So much more practical than they were before!
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2010 05:07:32 PM »

You, my friend, are a genius!  I love that and your Coca-Cola bag so much!  Extremely, mucho talented!
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010 06:21:28 PM »

That's a really good idea! I don't know if I would have thought of that. Haha.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2010 09:48:22 PM »

Those are really great!
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