Introduction: Starbucks Bank

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Recycle Starbucks Frappachino bottles into a bank to save change for your next drink.

Step 1: Gently Cut a Slot

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Using a utility knife with a sharp blade, cut a long slit and 2 short ones across the top of the long slit.

Step 2: Open the Slot

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Using needle nose pliers, gently draw the back of the plier along the slit to open it a bit. Do not press to deep.

Step 3: Fold Over the Sharp Edges

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Using the needle nose pliers, gently grab the edge of the slit and fold it over a bit. Work along the edge of the slir gently folding the metal over so that it stands up a bit.

Step 4: Flatten the Edges

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Using a dowel, push on the bent upright edges away from the slot and flatten the metal. Be sure to use care as the metal will be sharp and this step should create a non sharp edge along the slot.

Step 5: Finished Cap

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After bending the edges over, using the dowel, continue to press down on the edges so that they are flat and the cap will be completed.

Step 6: Finished Bank

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Put the cap back on the bottle, that should have been washed out first, and the bank is complete.

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RosannaMcCoy (author)2017-01-21

Thank you for posting these instructions! I plan to use this to recycle empty cookie tins and transform them into attractive (piggy) banks! My only challenge will be not injuring myself during the cutting process. I will be making a slit in the top piece the way you did about the size of a quarter. I'd like to get it as finished as I possibly can so I can sell the banks at a craft fair. Thanks again!

tomatoskins (author)2015-05-07

Great reuse for a bank!

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