I love making things out of empty Capri Sun drink containers. The packaging is shiny, colorful, and almost indestructable. Unfortunately, the indestructability also prevents regular recyclers from re-using them. So, what to do with the containers? Make some great wallets! I've made dozens of these in various designs and given them away. Here's one of my favorite designs, suitable for guys or gals, big or small.
Notes: (1) Backstitch 2 or 3 stitches at the beginning and end of the seams to secure them; and (2) sorry for the glare in the photos - those juice bags are so shiny, my phone camera is not high-quality, this is my first Instructable, blah, blah.....enjoy.
Step 1: Materials
Materials needed for one wallet:
1. 3 or 4 clean Capri-Sun containers; a few extras are good for mistakes
2. Sewing machine
4. Ruler & pen
6. 1 or 2 sheets of cardstock for templates
5. Stick-on velcro tape (optional)
Step 2: Wash and dry containers
With scissors (or a knife), cut a slit the full length of the fold in the bottom of the containers. Fill with water and wash well so they are no longer sticky. Drain well upside down until dry inside. If you can't wait, go on to the next step and dry the pieces with a towel after you cut them apart.
Step 3: Separate the layers
Have the back of the container facing up. Insert scissors into the long slit at the bottom. Cut carefully and neatly close to the inside edges of the silver side - without cutting the underlayer. You want to preserve the silver "back" as a rectangle. For each container, you have one "front" with the logo and a silver "back." Cut all 4 containers this way. Trim off the small semi-circles where you made the original slit.