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Showing posts with label craft with plastic bottles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craft with plastic bottles. Show all posts

Upcycle: Shampoo bottles

Yeah, shampoo bottles. I suppose you could use any plastic bottles, but we do go through shampoo at a rapid rate right? And the bottles are colorful ... ripe for repurposing! The collection above is all about kids (cold-weather, indoor fun?):

1. Awesome shampoo-monster caddies from Madame Criativa

2. Hold-owls ... beautiful tutorial here

3. A flotilla of post-foam fun ... care of Floris Hovers

4. A bold baby mobile ... DIY care of BB Bellezza

Some slightly more grown-up upcycles...

1. A catch-all wall for a kitchen, office or craft room ... full how-to at DIY Enthusiasts

2. Some simple caddies by Floral Chick

3. A grown-up pencil holder and ...

4. labels turned into gift bows... see more here

5. And finally, a bottle-turned-black-cat napkin or phone holder!  See the details here.

Upcycle: Spotlight on Yoghurt...

Ah ... the little Danon yoghurts. One dose a day, means lots of little bottles collecting quickly. Which means you'll soon collect enough to make this lamp! Construction is much simpler than you'd imagine; no special materials required. The completely tutorial at Reciclantes is really inspiring, as is the whole blog - please click through and take a look.

Repurpose: Bowled over by bottles...

It's summer in my hemisphere. That means (amongst other things) that I'm suddenly driving over a lot of empty plastic bottles! I've started giving myself points every time I hear the loud crunch. But really? Do they need to be rolling around in the street? I think we should let our kids bowl with them instead. Then recycle them please Chicago!

1.  Monster bowling

2. Sumo bowling

3. Bowling "toss"

4. Rainbow bowling

Upcycle: Plastic bottle into Art Bowl

Gulnar Ozdaglar, whose PET bottle creations can be found everywhere from Etsy to European museum shops, created this Art Bowl DIY for Instructables. It's a great tutorial and a really generous sharing of creative technique. Go check it out and be sure to visit her blog and website for some serious inspiration.