Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Showing posts with label upcycle soda bottles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label upcycle soda bottles. Show all posts

Upcycle: Soda bottles + Twine = Fab lighting

One of the most popular ReFabs on this blog is an amazing lamp makeover using duct tape and 2L soda bottles. Classy upcycling of plastic bottles never gets old for me.

This lovely tutorial (care of Instructables) is my new favorite. Because it's thrifty and simple. And the instructions are great. They're calling it a Designer Paper Lamp. I think the more important thing to call out is that it's upcycled soda bottle lighting!

Upcycle: Bookish dragonfly brooch ...

As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame
Gerard Manley Hopkins

This wonderful little dragonfly brooch was created using old book leather and a soda bottle for wings. For instructions and more pics, see The Upcycler.

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.

Upcycle: Re-"Dewing" it ...

Bottles created by certain famous soda companies are now, apparently, 100% plant based. That means they have a lower carbon footprint and use renewal sources. Good news. However, they are not biodegradable. Ye olde soda-pop makers have figured out how to use plants to create exactly the same polymers you find in other plastic. So when it comes to plastic pollution, nothing has changed. These bottles are still floating in oceans and clogging landfills.  

They're also being upcycled in some really appealing ways ... so don't throw them out. Be inspired and turn them into other things!

1. Candle sticks

2. Necklace

3. Chandelier

4. Jewelery Stand

5. Coin purse

6. Bracelet

7. Soda Planter