Plastic is one of the most popular and useful materials of modern times. Its popularity is part of the problem because we now use about 20 times more plastic than we did 50 years ago. Here are some statistics. Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year.
However, the U.S.’s recycling rate for plastic is only 23 percent, which means 38 billion water bottles – more than $1 billion worth of plastic – are wasted each year. However, we can optimize the lifespan of plastics by reusing and recycling items as many times as possible.
There are many creative ways to re-purpose plastic bottles into some useful items. Here you can find the top 10 imaginative DIY projects with plastic bottles. We have rounded up some of the most frugal and useful ways to give your plastic bottles a new purpose. Take a look at our examples, and enjoy crafting!
Plastic bottle craft is a nice way to recycle plastic bottles. Here is an imaginative DIY project to make a cartoon figure, Parrot Kesha, from plastic bottles. It looks so cute. It is great décor for indoors or outdoors. For this project, you will need plastic bottles, a knife, glue, paper, and a lot of patience.
2. Parking Canopy
To create a canopy for shading from the sun, 1,581 recycled soda bottles were used. The project incorporated 3D to generate the desired surface created by the bottom of the soda bottles. The project sought to stimulate creative alternatives for recycling and reusing materials. It is not as complicated as it looks . Give it a try!
3. Magnolia Brooches
Can you believe these beautiful brooches are made from plastic Coke bottles? There are very beautiful and could be the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Take a look at this tutorial and make your own magnolia brooches.
4. Milk Bottle Floating Clock
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Recycling and making new and interesting upcycled products from so-called “junk” is easy with some creativity and a little effort. Here you can find step by step instructions showing how to make your own beautiful recycled clock by recycling plastic milk bottles.
5. Flowerfall Curtains
This design has multiple applications in your home, office, garden, bar, or cafe. Use it as a beautiful window screen, a room divider, or as a decorative canopy. Flowerfall can be made to width and length depending on your requirements. You will need the plastic bottle bottoms, which you will connect with the thread or fishing line.
6. Fairy House Bottles
If you have a bottle stashed away, you can make a wonderful fairy house of them. Just cut out windows and doors and open spaces with a knife. It is pretty easy to do, and many bottles will work for this, such as bubble bath bottles, bleach bottles, juice bottles, and fabric softener bottles. Once they are thoroughly rinsed and dried, then you could get crafting with them together with your kids. Have fun!
7. Whimsical Spring Wreath
For this project, you have to make flowers in different dimensions from the plastic bottles, painted in different colors, and then connect them in a wreath form. This spring wreath reminds me of the flowers on the Alice in Wonderland ride. So cute!
8. Table Decor
This is the easiest craft ever that can be made with a plastic bottle. You will need to take off the plastic bottle’s bell shape and cut the butterfly and leaf shapes from the lower part of the bottle. Then colored them with acrylic colours and attaching all required details in pictures. Very easy, right?
9. Plastic Bottle Fragment Collar
Do you know that you can make an imaginative piece of jewellery from plastic bottles? Fantastic right? Take a look at these examples. For this project, you will need pieces of plastic bottles in different colours. Use your imagination and make your own unique jewelry.
10. Plastic Bottles Ottoman
This is an incredible and cheap idea – Ottomans made with old plastic bottles! Perfect solution if you have a lot of guests and not enough seats for all of them. Apart from being really useful, they can bring a nice and creative decoration to any room of your home, and the only things you will need are some simple materials and a bit of time. Be creative and try to match your new ottomans with the decoration of your house!