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« on: January 25, 2009 03:40:50 PM »

Ok, I guess I'll go second... I thought this was a cool project idea, and I took most of my materials from our recycling pile.  The phone book was not in the recycling pile quite yet, but it might as well be since I don't ever use it.

So here's a brown paper bag that I cut into a bunch of strips and then started weaving back together.  Originally I was going to use newspaper, but that was way too flimsy. 

Here's the finished woven bag.  I cut it into a square so I could origamize it into a box.

Here's a piece of junk mail that I started weaving into a strip of paper.  You can see how I use this in the last picture as a divider. 

Here's a pic of the finished product.  The box / Disc bin is made out of the woven brown bag.  The disc sleeves are made out of pages from the phone book.  I didn't really plan it, but it just so happened that the first disc sleeve had a message about recycling on it... a bit of serendipity. 

From this side view you can see how I inserted the woven junk mail sheet in as a divider. 

You can watch video tuts on how to make the square box and the disc sleeves at my website.  The cool thing about this stuff is that if it ever tears or rips, I just plop it right back into the recycling bin and make a new one.  Cheap and low environmental impact... huzzah!

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009 04:50:32 PM »

Very cool!  I love how recycling has really turned into a theme for this project, even though we are the only two that have posted so far.  Congrats on a job well done!

I look forward to seeing everyone else's projects! 
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009 07:31:56 PM »

Wow, awesome job!

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009 09:13:35 PM »

Very cool idea.  I like the size, it looks like it would fit easily on a shelf.  I always have space issues because I have too much stuff so I've been trying to figure out a way to make some boxes to hold stuff.  I may give this a try, I like how the paper bag really looks like a basket. 

« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2009 12:09:25 PM »

I used to work with a guy that used paper to make boxes and baskets in his spare time. I love the idea of turning what would otherwise be waste in to something useful. Great work!
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009 11:57:59 PM »

this is so cool! i love the variety in this challenge, i never would have thought of origami!

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009 11:19:02 AM »

Very nice  Smiley I like how you used recyclable items and it can still be recycled if it gets damaged.

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