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DIY No-Sew Zipper Cases…from Plastic Bottles (VIDEO included)

We’ve been doing a bit more organizing and de-junking this summer and my kids have a lot of little items.  You know — tiny legos, itty bitty Polly Pockets, those little rubber bands for the Rainbow Loom, crayons, etc.  And since all of those small pieces need a little container of some kind to keep them organized, we’ve been doing a lot of this…….

Yes, I’ve made a few more Zipper Cases from old plastic bottles because the only cost?? The ZIPPER.  (The original No-Sew Zipper Case tutorial is HERE.)  And since they are nice and sturdy, they are the perfect way to store all the little toy pieces, crayons, and even office type supplies (paper clips, tacks, pins, etc) that clutter our house.

**UPDATE: I have heard a few concerns about the price of zippers.  Here’s a link for 25 zippers for $5.  Pretty good deal!  (Just be sure to they are the size you need.  If not, search for another size.)

And while making a few more cases the other day, I created a little video to show you visual learners a different perspective of how this is done.  Because it really is a simple project, that really holds up well. Check out the VIDEO below, and turn up the sound a bit. :)

For more details and for step-by-step pictures…

—–> view the IMAGE TUTORIAL HERE <—–

My one piece of advice is, to select a plastic bottle that is pretty sturdy.  I would stay aware from those really cheap water bottles that aren’t very thick and smash easily.  I have had the best luck with soda bottles because they are a little thicker. Now, go on and start organizing your life!!!

***Also, I have heard a few concerns about the price of zippers.  Here’s a link for 48 zippers for $5.  Pretty good deal!  (Just be sure to they are the size you need.  If not, search for another size.)

Hope that helps! :)

-Ashley

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Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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