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Steps to Make a Container Out of a Coke Bottle

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This box is very convenient to carry and protect small origami models. To make this box used bottle of coca-cola. This bottle comes in version 16 or 20 oz. The two types of packaging used.

To make the box:

  • Wash the bottle. Cut the bottle in half just below the label.
  • Discard the top and work with the base.
  • The base of the bottle has ten vertical grooves. Make a vertical cut every two grooves, five vertical cuts in total. Beware, the cuts should be made only to the point wit the ‘waist’ here begins . If you cut below it, it will not close properly.
  • By cutting, you get five flaps. Cut off the corners, making  them round them at the top.
  • Push each flap toward the center and down to “teach” them their closed position.
  • To close the box, fold the flaps, one slightly overlapping the previous one. When the box is closed, and if you watched from above, you can see a pentagonal star.

Here are FREE diagrams to make the box

You must be patient and be willing to ruin a few bottles before getting it right. But once you get the hang of it, you can make many and use them for gift boxes or to carry miniature origami.

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  • David Wires September 17, 2011, 9:19 pm

    Great Idea! Thanks for sharing

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