How to Make a Tetra-pak Wallet



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Introduction: How to Make a Tetra-pak Wallet

About: I love to make stuff out of trash, but I keep failing. More trash. But lately, I've been pretty successful.

Most of the tetra-pak wallet designs on instructables and elsewhere require large tetra-paks, but not this one. To those instructables readers who shop at Neiman Marcus (or have similar tetra-paks), I present:

                                THE SPRING WATER (RESISTANT) WALLET

P.S. It looks complicated but it isn't.

Sorry for the lack of pictures. It's my 1st instructable. :) <3 <3 <3

Step 1: Step 1: Collapse

1ST: collapse it so that the cap part faces you exactly in the center of the carton
2ND: collapse it so the cap section faces exactly sideways. (Use your molars or some pliers to crimp the carton below the cap.)

Step 2: Step 2: Cut Off the Ends

/\ (bottom and top)

Step 3: Step 3: Fold It in 3rds.

Fold the bottom half up and the top half down (towards you). Unfold

Step 4: Step 4: a Little Concertina

To make /\, separate the two layers and push the creases (when the [now imaginary] cap thing is facing you,) inwards about 1/2 an inch. Use you teeth or pliers to crimp.

Step 5: Step 5: Cutting and Refolding

Refold the bottom half up, and keep it there. Cut down the concertina to the top-down crease. Cut the flap that is towards you just above where you are holding the bottom 3rd . <= This helps with water resistance. 

Step 6: Step 6: Make the Closure

1ST: Fill your partly-finished wallet with all the sewage you plan to put in it, fold the flap over, and mark (not the flap) where the bottom of the flap ends on the wallet.
2ND: Take the cap (if you have not already done so) and all the sewage (except the cap-plate thing [if it's there]!) off the threaded part.
3RD: Tape down the cap-plate thing or the threaded part with some tetra-pak still on 1/4 to 3/4 of an inch above the mark you made in the 1st part.
4TH (optional): Erase (if possible) the mark you made in the 1st part.
5TH: Make a hole in the flap that will let the threaded part, but not the cap itself, through.
6TH: Test and make adjustments as necessary.

Step 7: Step 7: Close, Adjust, and (optional) Decorate

Fold the flap over the wallet+closure, screw the cap on, and tuck the mini-flaps formed from cutting the concertina in.




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    That's very creative. Love the idea of reusing the tetra paks. :)

    Cool idea but we need pics of how it's done instead of just the finished project...

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    I made one and ran out of containers (looking for one right now) before I could make some pics. I'm truly sorry.

    If you find one, I'd love to see this as a full 'ible. :)