An Eco-Friendly Box Made of Recycled Material

by Leyla Torres on September 1, 2010

in -Boxes & Containers, -Diagrams, -Functional, -Recycling, • Conventions & Events

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When my friend Tricia Tait attended an origami convention in Brazil, she learned to make the box in the photograph. It is made from a coke bottle cut in a half. It could be used for many purposes, but for the paper folders it is a perfect container to carry and protect small models.

Here are the diagrams to make the box.

This plastic jewel is a brilliant example of the ingenuity of the Brazilian paper folders, and learning how to make it would’ve been enough for me to be satisfied of having attended the NYC convention. Needless to say, there were million things that I enjoyed at the convention, but this small box is my (pentagonal) star of 2007.

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Manuel García March 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Hola Leyla:

Ya conocía lo de la botella. Sencillamente genial. Gracias por tus aportaciones. Hace tiempo que olvidé, o mejor dicho tenía aparcada esta afición, y al encontrarme nuevamente con tu página se me volvió a encender la chispa.
Gracias
Un saludo

Manuel

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Leyla Torres March 21, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Bueno Manuel, me alegra que esta página te sea de inspiración con el origami. Ojalá un día nos muestres tus plegados.

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Autumn Morrison September 29, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Hi, is there a certain way you have to lay the flaps so that it stays closed?

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Leyla Torres October 4, 2011 at 11:56 am

You have to make sure that the flaps are cut down to the waist of the bottle. Not above, not below it.
Close one flap, then the adjacent one and so on until you close them all.
You might have to try with a few bottles before you get the hang of it. Good luck!

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