This upcycled project will have you looking at your old milk and juice cartons in a whole new light. Rather than simply throwing them away, you can easily and seemingly magically transform them into super adorable, and functional mini slotted wallets that perfectly hold your cash, cards, and coins! This completely no sew project uses an old milk carton, some fabric, glue, and a KAM snap fastener for the closure.
Rinse out and air dry the inside of your milk or juice carton.
Cut off the top and bottom of your milk or juice carton.
Make a straight cut through one side.
Open your carton, measure and mark 2.5" down, and mark a straight line across as shown. Cut along the line.
Lay flat over your fabric. Trace about 1.5" cm all around the carton, then cut out your fabric.
TIP: In this tutorial, the printed side of the carton is facing the fabric. But if you don't want the print on your carton to show through, especially if using a thin fabric, face the print side away so that the white side of the carton is touching the fabric. Note that this would result in the print showing up on the inside of the wallet instead.
Use hot glue or modge podge to glue the fabric to your carton.
Re-fold your carton, using the original folds. Then make an inward fold on each side (top and bottom view).
Take the bottom body of the carton, and make an even fold upwards like this.
Fold the top flap down. Then use your awl to poke a hold through the top flap, and the 1st underlying layer of your purse.
Hot glue the side flaps of your carton together, as shown. You are effectively gluing together the side seam that was previously cut (in step 3 above).
Refold your carton. Then hot glue the center together as shown.
Fasten your snap and you've now a sweet little wallet which perfectly holds your cards or money. =)