MAKE A PAPIER-MÂCHÉ VESSEL OUT OF
AN OLD PLASTIC CONTAINER.
BY NATALIE FRIEDMAN
A while back I started noticing how
many plastic containers I had in
my life. And while many are recyclable,
I thought there had to be some cool
way of reusing these things too.
I made my first vessels from tennis
ball cans — they’re the perfect size
for storing long paintbrushes. Since
then I’ve used yogurt containers,
laundry detergent bottles, pill bottles,
and food containers. It has completely
changed the way I look at my recy-
cling. Who knows, my next artistic
masterpiece may be in there.
When not tending to her two most exciting projects, Max ( 8)
and Helen ( 2¾), Natalie Friedman spends her time painting,
sewing, drawing, and of course making all manner of papier-mâchéd items at her home in Oakland, Calif.
Photograph by Sam Murphy