Plastic Bottle Box

greenupgrader Soda Bottle Coin Purse

Yesterday we cut a plastic bottle to make a knitting loom, today we can make a box from the cut off bottom of the bottle.
It’s not a real instruction, but when you look closely at the photos you can see that the plastic bottoms are perforated at the edge and that a zipper is sewn into the holes.
Fantastic!

Addendum: There are instructions now, you can find the English ones here (thanks, Nina).


Links:
Plastic Bottle Box (recycled box/Recycling Box)
English instructions
German instructions

I’ve seen the photo and found it time-consuming to find the source:
I found the link to the plastic bottle box:
via Need More Fiber,
via Dollar Store Crafts (they have more great ideas!),
via greenUPGRADER,
via Superuse.org
I thought that I’d never reach an end ;-))

By the way I suggest to take a look a the flickr group TRASHION NATION, they also have great ideas!

Vinyl Record Bracelets

craftster Vinyl Record Bracelets

I’ve often seen bowls made from old vinyl records, but I find the bracelets from vinyl records nevertheless special.

Even so I won’t make none because I won’t be able to ‘batter’ the vinyl records like that ;-)


Links:
At craftster: Vinyl Record Bracelets

Carpet Sample Crafts

unikatissima Carpet Sample Crafts

I found something new to collect: carpet samples!
What for? For instance for a rocking chair, a pet house or a fancy vase.
Simply take a look at Ample Sample Ample Sample (scroll down to 2008 winners).
And the best of all: For all those things they offer instructions.
Crazy! ;-))


Links:
Ample Sample Winners
Tutorial moved to: Ample Sample Winners => scroll down to 2008 winners

Papier-mâché Faux Bois

poopscape Papier-mache Faux Bois

I’ve seen several paper maché objects, but jars looking like stumps are still something special to me.
Something especially cute ;-))

I’m not totally sure that I should make them myself ;-), but I liked them so much that I wanted to present them here.

Furthermore I didn’t know this paper maché preparation, I really like to give a try some day.


Links:
Papier-mâché Faux Bois
via One Pretty Thing

Felting Buttons

unikatissima Felting Buttons

I presented already several tutorials with the subject ‘felting’ but I always discover more that I find brilliant and where I would never have had the idea myself.
One of them is the idea to felt buttons (German with good explaining photos).

 

unikatissima Felting Buttons I have lots of old buttons and as you can see on the photo not all look very nice.

I like the felted button much better, even though it was nothing but a first test.
I think that I could even embroider it, just like the needle felted bead cabochons and the bottlecap pincushions.


Links:
Felting Buttons (Knöpfe umfilzen) (German with good explaining photos)
via faserfimmel

Descriptions of embroidery stitches (English)
Descriptions of embroidery stitches (German)

Here at unikatissima:
Entries with the subject ‘felting’
Needle Felted Bead Cabochons
Bottlecap Pincushions