Superstar This project was by Crafty Superstar #233: Vikalpah

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Time
Time:0h30
Difficulty
Pretty Easy
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New York, New York, US
2015
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Turn a milk jug into a storage box



Instructions

  • How to make a recycled box. Milk Jug Crafts - Step 1
    Step 1

    Mark the shape to cut as shown .Mark the three semi circle flaps in such a way that they should overlap each other.

  • How to make a recycled box. Milk Jug Crafts - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using xacto knife make a hole and use scissors to cut the remaining shape.The final shape should be as shown .

  • How to make a recycled box. Milk Jug Crafts - Step 3
    Step 3

    Decorate the closing flap .I used duct tape to decorate closing flap as well as the small flaps as I didn't remove the stickers.If you don't want the stickers to be shown you can decorate it or remove stickers by soaking it in water before you start to cut.You can also use paint or mod podge & decorative paper to decorate it.After decorating ,now its time for attaching fasteners.,I am using a button and elastic to close the box. To attach the button,make a small hole with a knife and insert the button using a piece of wire and twist the wire after inserting to prevent it from falling and secure it with the tape.Or you can also use a needle and thread to attach the button.

  • How to make a recycled box. Milk Jug Crafts - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make a hole and insert the elastic inside and tie a double knot to secure it.I used hair elastic as closure.If you don't have one you can get the normal elastic used for sewing.

  • How to make a recycled box. Milk Jug Crafts - Step 5
    Step 5

    Yay!!! you are done.You can now use your beautiful decorated box for storing your supplies.

  • How to make a recycled box. Milk Jug Crafts - Step 6
    Step 6

    Here is how it looks ,when it is closed.

  • How to make a recycled box. Milk Jug Crafts - Step 7
    Step 7

    Another way to use the milk jugs are as baskets .Cut you milk jug all around below the handle by using xacto knife and scissors.

  • How to make a recycled box. Milk Jug Crafts - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cover them with duct tape and decorate it with some stickers.As said earlier,you can also use paint or mod podge and paper to decorate it.

  • How to make a recycled box. Milk Jug Crafts - Step 9
    Step 9

    You can use it as such ,or cut a strip from the already cutout piece of milk jug and cover it with duct tape and staple it on both the sides to look like "Basket".If you are doing it for kids ensure that you use a piece of tape both inside and out side to cover the staples so that they don't get hurt with the ends of the pins.Or better to use a needle and thread to attach the handle.How cute is it to use as a small tote to carry those crayons or toys from one place to another ?

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