Crafts from plastic bottles: 90 photo ideas
Do not like things to go idle and trying to squeeze the most out of surrounding objects? Are you worried about the environment, are you looking for unusual budget jewelry, or just love to do it yourself? You can’t even imagine how many interesting things can be made from ordinary plastic bottles!
Crafts for the garden and the garden
Old and unnecessary plastic bottles in the garden and in the country - a real find! From them you can make not only decor, but also quite functional and useful little things. Here are just a few ideas!
Flower bed decoration
First of all, unnecessary plastic is perfect for fencing your favorite flower beds. If you have accumulated a lot of identical bottles of the same size - their finest hour has come. Just fill them with sand and dawn in the ground around the flowerbed like a stockade, and then paint it in your favorite bright colors.
You can make beautiful tropical flowers from bottles of different sizes and shapes. In addition to them, you will need ordinary glue, scissors, an awl, a thick durable thread, wire, paints, beads and various little things for decoration.
Cut the neck of the bottle, then cut and shape the petals. An ordinary rounded shape will give an interesting rounded shape: the edges on the candle have fallen and form flowers, bending and folding. Thick wire is suitable for the stalk, and thin wire is suitable for the stamens. From a large bead, an excellent core will be obtained, after which it is enough to collect the flower together.
From plastic bottles you can make almost any garden figure: from your favorite gnomes to tall tropical palm trees. The easiest way to work with palm trees is to take brown and green bottles, cut the lower parts and string them one on top of the other.
From large five-liter bottles and several disposable glasses, it is easy to make cute pigs. You only need to glue the ears with the tail and draw a muzzle. Peacocks, rabbits, flamingos and other animals look spectacular. And the main advantage is that you can create such entertaining crafts as a family with your children.
From plastic bottles you can make a real living green wall - in fact, they are used as flowerpots. Cut a large rectangular hole on one side of the bottle, and, on the contrary, punch a few holes with an awl for drainage. Fill the soil inside, plant grass or flowers there - and repeat until you collect the right amount of flowerpots.
Connect them together with a strong cord, sisal or other suspensions. You will get an impromptu "curtain", which will be enough to fix on the base. And if there are too many bottles, fasten them immediately to the wall or fence in any random order at your discretion.
Making a feeder out of plastic bottles is easy, and bottles of any size and shape will do. Cut a large hole on one or two sides at once so that the birds can reach the grain. File the edges with a file or emery so that there are no sharp corners or burrs.
Attach a stone or other weighting agent from below - and lightweight plastic will not constantly turn the wind. Attach a feeding trough to a wall, a fence or just a suspension to a tree, fall asleep inside the grain and wait for the first feathered guests!
The path of the caps from the plastic bottles
An interesting and unusual option is a path from bottle caps that have already gone into business. It’s easier to lay them - as a matter of fact, they are simply pressed into the pre-leveled soil. Of course, it will take time, because there are many covers and they are small, but the fancy mosaic will surely please you and the household!
Crafts for home
Unnecessary plastic bottles can be adapted not only in the country. Even at home, they will be very handy, because this is a great affordable foundation for any creativity. We share options!
Lamps and lampshades
From several plastic bottles, a magazine frame for the lamp and a dozen screeds, you can make a very unusual and effective lampshade for the chandelier. Take off the bottle cap, cut the bottom and cut them into different curved stripes with a thickness of 10-20 mm. Bend them in different directions, twist and form fancy petals.
Insert the neck of the bottle into the frame and tighten with a screed - you will need about a dozen of such “colors”. The more magnificent and abstract your “hedgehog” is, the better. Make sure that the plastic lampshade does not come into direct contact with the incandescent lamp, otherwise it will melt!
An effective night lamp will also work if you wrap a simple frame from a cropped bottle with a thick sheet of paper or cardboard with decorative slots and petals. And the top of the five-liter bottle is an almost ready lampshade for a table lamp, which is quite simple to paint and decorate.
Pots and flower vases
Making a flowerpot out of a plastic bottle is as easy as making a cut of the top and punching the drainage holes from the bottom. After that, paint, cover with cloth, wrap with thread or decorate the pot with any other available materials.
The flowerpot on the leg that looks like a glass looks interesting: for it you will need not the lower, but the upper part of the bottle. Otherwise, the mechanism is the same, only for resistance to the lid you need to glue a wide and stable stand.
Plastic bottles will make a good improvised greenhouse for seedlings on the windowsill. The “lid” of the upper half protects sensitive shoots from adverse environmental conditions.
When creating candle holders from plastic bottles, you can completely give free rein to imagination. The restriction is only one - plastic should not come in contact with an open flame. Therefore, you will not succeed in making a semblance of a lamp - it very quickly deforms from heat.
But look great small candlesticks under tall long candles! To do this, you will need a cropped top of the bottle without a cap, silicone glue and decoration materials. Make a texture drawing from glue, use acrylic paints, sparkles, beads, ribbons and bows for decoration.
To make the candlestick more stable, you can glue the bottle to the stand and fill it with grits. Or even glue the bottom around the perimeter with large beads - it will turn out very romantic! The candle is inserted directly into the open neck - and the candlestick from the plastic bottle is ready for use!
Stands and organizers
To make a tall organizer-stand for small things, take a few plastic bottles and a cardboard base from paper towels. Trim the lower parts to the level of the shelves with sides and glue them to the base at different heights around the perimeter.
If you need a pencil case, lunch box or other lockable container - take two bottles of the same diameter, a glue gun and a regular zipper. Cut the bottoms, based on the desired size, and glue a zipper to them around the perimeter - it will connect the two parts.
To make an unusual gift wrap, cut the bottom of the plastic bottle and cut it into four parts to the middle - you will get unique petals. Put the gift or sweets inside and rot the edges, fixing them with transparent glue, adhesive tape or ribbons.
In addition to large garden figures from plastic bottles, you can make a lot of cute little things. For example, make a beautiful bunny with paws and ears for storing sweets. Or hide in a bottle a miniature boat of half cork and toothpicks.
Touching cats can be cut immediately with the ears and store stationery stuff in them. Paste the wings and eyes with a paper feather skirt - and you get an owl. And if you glue a plastic bottle with cones and draw a muzzle - you will get an amazing autumn hedgehog with a nose-cap.