Today I noticed these boots that cried out: "We are homeless, please help!"
So I decided to use my favorite material (yeah! that's plastic bottle) and offer them a decent home.
I had in mind that some of ntintimania's friends have asked for a diy lesson on how to work on this technique. And here it is!
First of all you need plastic bottles.
You' ll decide which one is best for your constructions. I did, but I won't tell you because that's an advertisment and the company denied to pay me for this.
You'll definetely need a punch for leather and plastic, better choose a strong one. Medium size holes are the best, so choose the appropriate diameter.
Supply yourself with many meters of rubber string. You can find it in many different colours.
You will also need a pair of big scissors, a serrated knife (cuts plastic better) and a cutting board.
Notice that all materials and very easy to find, actually almost everyone has these at home already, you don't need to buy anything.
1. With your knife you cut the two bottle edges, carefully not to harm the bottle's trunk.
2. With your scissors you cut along the trunk that has remained, into two pieces. If you notice carefully you' ll discover two ready lines that you can follow, so you can cut it straight.
3. You press down the two pieces, with your hands. Don't worry they won't be harmed.
4. With your scissors you unsharpen the edges, if you let it uncut someone might be injured.
5. Using the punch open holes around each plastic part, one every inch. The diameter of the hole must be the one that will let the string pass through it, but also keep a little distance.
6. You tie a knot on the rubber string's one edge.
7. You start passing the string into the holes, alternately, trying to keep together the two pieces you want to join.
That's how it must look like.
You tie a knot in the end and you cut the string or you continue to the next piece. It's up to you.
Little by little you join all the pieces together, depending on the shape you want to give.
This is the basic step to make boxes, bags, necessaires and whatever else you can imagine.
After finishing this box I'm starting my next project: a douche-cabin.
I'll be right here to answer any of your questions, don't hesitate, start and you' ll discover that it's easier than it seems. Only one thing is necessary and that's patience.
I will finish the box and I will show you in my next post.