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2008
Juice Carton Coin Purse
A cute wee coin purse

Brought into existence in May-June-ish.



Instructions

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 1
    Step 1

    Materials
    -X-acto knife: Good ol' X-acto knife. Usually for these I use a big, box-cutter-type X-acto knife.
    -Ruler
    -Clothespins
    -Pencil to mark off fold-lines
    -Glue: I would recommend some sort of craft adhesive like E6000 perhaps. I used EXTREME REPAIR glue by LePage 'cause it dries clear, has a nice texture to it and is pretty much everything-proof (according to the package). If you can, use something that dries clear, 'cause unless you're really careful, It'll end up looking pretty messy.

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 2
    Step 2

    Disassembling
    I usually start by opening the top of the carton.

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 3
    Step 3

    This can be tricky to do without bending it and making creases in the carton So BE CAREFUL. Also don't cut off your fingers! (I've never done that before but I have gotten a little too close)

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 4
    Step 4

    This part really just involves a lot of careful prying-apart.

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next, find the seam where the carton is joined. Cut all the way down this seam to the bottom. Next, cut the bottom of the carton off.

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cuttin' Stuff Up!

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut along the dotted lines as shown.

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 8
    Step 8

    Measure about three Centimeters down from the blue line and cut the bottom part off.

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 9
    Step 9

    On Your Marks, Get Set...
    Time to mark off the places where the side-pleats are going to be. From the side of the carton, make four marks 1cm apart. leave about 2cm extra (this'll leave room to glue it to the carton). On the bottom flap make a mark 1cm away from the crease.

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pleats
    This part can also prove to be rather difficult and I'd suggest using something like a ruler (or a bone folder if you have one) to help fold the carton against. Along the sides, make accordion-style pleats (first one inward, second outward, etc.) along all the lines you marked earlier.

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 11
    Step 11

    Fold the bottom section along the line as marked earlier.

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 12
    Step 12

    Please note:
    Be careful when you're folding the carton. If you fold it too fast or with a lot of pressure, the 'shell'-sorta part of the carton likes to break, and then the white cardboard underneath shows through. Every time I've made one of these though, it's happened a little bit so, don't worry /too/ much about it.

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 13
    Step 13

    Back and Front flap
    Now, I usually use the part of the carton that we cut off in step two because it's the front of the carton and usually the most interesting. Also, it's the side that's in english (Canadian bi-lingual labeling).

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 14
    Step 14

    I cut it to about four and a half inches in length and it's the same width as the carton is normally, so you don't need to cut the sides. Now, two inches up from the bottom, make a fold. Measure another centimeter up from that and make another fold. It should look something like a book cover now.

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 15
    Step 15

    Get yer glue out
    I'm sure there are several different ways you could approach this, but I'm rather impatient and don't like waiting for all the separate glued components to set individually (all three of them...>_>). So, I'munna show you how to do it pretty much all all at once. Just so that nothing gets messed up I'd suggest that you let the bottom flap set for at least 10-15 minutes before continuing. Alright time to bring out the clothespins.

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 16
    Step 16

    Apply the glue to the flaps on the sides and stick 'em in there one at a time.

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 17
    Step 17

    Clothespin them when they're in there to keep them in place.

  • How to make a carton purse. Juice Carton Coin Purse - Step 18
    Step 18

    Flap hole
    for this, I just took a pencil and marked off where the top and bottom of the twisty thing is on the flap. That was a rather confusing explanation. I'll just let the picture explain...

    Ta-Da! You're finished! Hopefully that made sense. If there's something you need clarified, let me know.

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Comments

Blaza1141
Blaza1141 · 2 projects
this is really cool!
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Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn · 7 projects
How cool! Never knew you could do this with cartons Happy
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Jenna M.
Jenna M. · St Catharines, Ontario, CA · 2 projects
LOVE
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Leah O.
Leah O. · Encinitas, California, US · 8 projects
awesome!! Those would be so much fun to make for stocking stuffers.
Thanks for sharing the directions.
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Hannah L.
Hannah L. · 1 project
I bet it would work, PinkPanther. It'd probably look really nice too. I might have to try that.
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ThePinkPanther
ThePinkPanther · 1 project
I love this. Think it would work with some paper lining glued in?
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PB
PB · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 2 projects
Jeez, she's all like, "Nanah-nanah boo-booh, you stole the idea, you're bad, pooh-pooh". Dang.
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Hannah L.
Hannah L. · 1 project
I am well aware that I'm not the first to post this, Sergent peppers. I didn't /steal/ the idea either. I didn't even know this site existed until recently. Also, the other version was posted on July 22 (I made mine in May/June) Besides, great minds think alike. They're different versions, thanks.
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Sergent peppers
Sergent peppers
You are not the first to post this. I prefer the other version..
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mariah ogunda
mariah ogunda · Newport, Rhode Island, US · 11 projects
rockin' recycling idea!
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