How To: Bottles + Zippers = Cute DIY Pac-Man Monster Containers

Bottles + Zippers = Cute DIY Pac-Man Monster Containers

Small containers are useful for many things. They're good for storing snacks if you have children, as well as holding coins or odds and ends. But those regular store-bought containers are lame—who wants to keep their stuff in a Tupperware dish or old butter container?

If you're going to be using them a lot, it's best for them to be just as cool looking as functional. And with a little ingenuity, you can make your own awesome container made from things found around your home, like this zippered soda bottle container that looks like Pac-Man.


  • Two plastic bottles
  • Zipper
  • Super glue (or hot glue)
  • Sewing needle and thread (if you don't have glue)
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Decorating materials

How to Make It

It's pretty simple. Just check out this how-to video from Trashthetic:

As you can see, making a sweet container is quite simple.

The design of this crafty little PET container came from Zitta Schnitt, who at the time was an industrial design student in Vienna.

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You can download her PDF instructions if you prefer text over video.

Over at Thrifty Fun they've made their zippered container a bit differently. They instead sewed their zipper on the outside. Is this more efficient than affixing it to the inside?

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Live Green Style has made a cool variation for the kids, turning their container into a frog! Notice they used a red zipper and attached some eyes. So fun!

Finally, Spoonful has made an awesome frog-like container for the children, as well. However, their version utilizes cork eyes that pop up off the container. Ingenious!

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Well there you have it! Can you think of a better or craftier way to make this container than some of these examples? Hopefully this triggered a light bulb in your brain. Sound off in the comments section below and let me know.

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