This is a tut to make a coin purse out of soda bottles plus a few extra ideas. Last year I saw the below picture on Treehugger and wanted one for my own.
2.2 bottles – Does not need to be the same brand, but I do recommend sticking with 2 of the same rough size.
3.A strip of lined paper
6.something to clean the bottles with – I like using wipes
9.zipper – I tend to go with a zipper that is just shorter than the full width of the circumference
10.push pins – other options are available, will go over that in a moment
11.Hole poking board – like a stack of cardboard or some hard foam. I like using the hard foam arm rest from my keyboard
12.may need a small piece of fabric or ribbon to extend the zipper so it goes all the way around
3.Make a second cut just below the line.
5.Now take the push pin and poke holes evenly around the top. I space these about ¼ inch to ½ inch down and about ¼ inch apart. You can use other things to punch the holes, like a small hole punch.
The basic concept can be used for other things. Like my sharpie box and the little vase. Many things can be done to give these a more spiffy look. Like using a fancy stitch, like a leaf stitch. Or adding a bit of fabric to back edge of the zipper to give it a more finished edge. Every brand styles there bottles differently so really the sky is the limit.