Introduction: From Bottle to Box in 10 Steps
Here's a cool little box you can make from recycled materials. Enjoy!
Step 1: Materials
You will need
A 16 oz/1 quart/2 liter bottle ( I used a 1 Quart)
A metal file
An exacto/carpet knife
A small but relatively heavy bead/rock
Step 2: Remove Label
This is a painfully slow process because you are really trying to remove the whole label instead of what I did. Oops. I also was going to paint the end product but between steps 9 and 10.
Step 3: Cut the Bottle
Cut the bottle in half FROM LID!!! (to bottom)
Step 4: File Down Edge
File the edge down so you can run your finger across it and it is completely smooth.
Step 5: Measure Out Flaps
Measure so there are 5 flaps of even length. This may take some time.
Step 6: Cut and Re-measure
Cut flaps part way and measure to make sure they are close to the same size. Finish off the cut.
Step 7: Round Off the Corners
I used the exacto for this step at first, but then discovered it was much easier with scissors.
Step 8: Crease
Fold in flaps and crease very smoothly.
Step 9: Glue "handle"
Glue on the stone/bead to the widest flap or the flap that you want to be the top flap. I just used super glue.
Step 10: Done!
All done! Hope its useful!