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DIY Eco Friendly Packaging

DIY Eco Friendly Packaging
February 26th, 2013 Have you ever needed to find a box to package up a gift in a hurry? Look no further than the simple plastic PET bottle you have in your kitchen. Certainly don’t throw it in the bin! Don’t put it in the recycling either! Transform it into a fabulous pillow box and impress people with your ingenuity and resourcefulness. What you will need: - Plastic bottle - Cutting Mat - Craft Knife - Scissors - Marker Pen - A Plate - A pointy thing (I used a blunt sewing needle) Step One The first thing you need to do is cut the top and the bottom of the bottle off. Step Two Flatten the tube by pressing down on it with your hands and then flatten/crease one edge with your thumb. Then re-inforce the crease using the edge of your craft knife. Next do the other side. Step Three Place you flattened tube onto a cutting mat so that you know where the center is. Step Four Step Five Start forming your pillow box by creasing along the scored lines you’ve just drawn. Step Six

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DIY TRAVEL ART ROLL « Rajovilla For the amount of time the kids and I create and use art supplies, I have yet to make a travel case. We usually put supplies in a resuable zipper bag and grab our sketchbooks. Now we are in the middle of summer with everyone traveling on vacation in need of small activities to take along. I decided to give it a go and make a travel art supplies roll as a gift and specifically for painting supplies. I didn’t follow any directions myself while making this for my niece’s 7th birthday, but after I measured and remeasured I came up with a “map” of sorts to follow along. This is not a detailed step by step, because it really is just a lot of measuring and then some simple sewing.

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