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Eat your way into holding :)
I needed a purse-size stash box for the little things, since I carry a rather large purse and I ended up losing small things (like my lighter) all the time.

I came up with this idea to use a leftover Pringles container to stash my stuff in.

Doubles as a pencil holder!

Posted by aaangi from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Published See aaangi's 8 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled box. Pringles Snack.Size Stash Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, gather your supplies. I realize there are some missing in this photo, but you get the idea.

  • How to make a recycled box. Pringles Snack.Size Stash Box - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, eat your Pringles and clean out the container (I just took a baby-wipe to the inside to get all the crumbs out)

  • Step 3

    Measure the size of the container and cut out your fabric. Make sure it is maybe an inch longer than height of the container, and when wrapped around the container it overlaps each end like a seam. (Sorry, I do not have a pic for this step, I forgot to take one). If the colour of the container shows through the fabric, cut and wrap it in plain white paper and tape it to the container before gluing.

  • How to make a recycled box. Pringles Snack.Size Stash Box - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take off the lid and begin gluing the fabric around the top rim only. You'll end up gluing the bottom in a later step. You do not need to make it perfect since ribbon will be hiding it (my fabric already had some ribbon attached). Make sure you begin gluing just below where the lid sits, or it won't fit properly.

  • How to make a recycled box. Pringles Snack.Size Stash Box - Step 5
    Step 5

    The bottom rim should not be glued, and as stated above, the fabric should be about an inch longer than the container itself.

  • How to make a recycled box. Pringles Snack.Size Stash Box - Step 6
    Step 6

    Do not glue the seam just yet either.

  • How to make a recycled box. Pringles Snack.Size Stash Box - Step 7
    Step 7

    Begin pulling the fabric tightly and glue the excess fabric to the bottom of the container...

  • How to make a recycled box. Pringles Snack.Size Stash Box - Step 8
    Step 8

    ...until it looks like this.

  • How to make a recycled box. Pringles Snack.Size Stash Box - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now you can fix up your seam with glue, and add a ribbon to the upper rim.

  • How to make a recycled box. Pringles Snack.Size Stash Box - Step 10
    Step 10

    Trace the lid onto a separate piece of fabric with your pencil, and cut out that shape...

  • How to make a recycled box. Pringles Snack.Size Stash Box - Step 11
    Step 11

    ...but make sure to cut it slightly smaller than the size of the lid.

  • How to make a recycled box. Pringles Snack.Size Stash Box - Step 12
    Step 12

    Glue this piece over the bottom to hide the flaws.

  • How to make a recycled box. Pringles Snack.Size Stash Box - Step 13
    Step 13

    Turn over, put whatever you want inside it, and replace the lid, and you're done!

    A cute and reusable stash container, that fits perfectly in your purse!

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Destiny S.
Destiny S.
This is great! Thank you, will be using this tip Happy
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