How to make a handbag by recycling a brick

Let’s see how to make a very original bag by recycling tetrabrick that we have at home. You can take whatever brick you think is the most beautiful. This one is made with juice, but everyone is worth it, so you can choose the colors for the design.


  • An empty juice / milk carton.
  • Thin electrical hardware tape.
  • Two self-adhesive velcro.
  • The scissors.


The step by step is very simple. We can do this with the kids if they already know how to handle the scissors (yes, remember they should always be round-tipped).

To begin we will cut the ends of the tetrabrick to leave it open on both sides. Then we cover these sides with insulating tape so that the aluminum does not cut.

We continue we fold the brick on itself, not in half, it is necessary to leave a little more so that it closes later. Choose which side you bend so that the best part is out, which is what you will see.

With the excess part, we do the flap of our purse to be able to close it well.

We put two staples in the folds of the inside of the handbag and paste the self-adhesive velcro to make the closure. If the velcro does not stick well, we can sew with needle and thread and even staple them.