We are part of a throw-away-society, and I often feel guilty to produce too much waste. I do my best to reduce it (e.g., by bringing my backpack and not taking plastic bags when shopping). Accordingly, I am a big fan of recycle projects. Recently, I stumbled across HubPages and found a detailed step-by-step manual on how to make a coin purse from an used tetra pack.
All you need is an empty tetra pack (the more colourful the better), some tape (I used red and green isolation tape), and a stapler in working condition. Finally and in order to close the purse, the authors recommend to use self-adhesive Velcro (hook and loop tape). Instead I used KAMsnaps and are more than happy with this closing mechanism.
We do not drink a lot of juice at home and buy milk in bags, which is why my dear colleagues at work provided me with different tetra pack boxes. Thank you, guys! I like the cyan Neilson milk version best. Neilson tetra packs are also available in white, red, and purple. Not hard to imagine how cute versions of these would look like! As soon as I get my hands on them, I will definitely make them. 😉
One purse can be finished in about 30 min. I made several and we sold them at the Winterfair at my son’s childcare center. The kids loved them! What about you? Are you going to try them?
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