Did you know that almost 100 million bottles are thrown away every year? In fact, a majority of these discarded bottles turn out to be a non-biodegradable waste. So you must be wondering what to make with empty plastic bottles instead of throwing them out.
Plastic bottles are predominantly used in almost everything. Ranging from soda bottles, honey containers, ketchup squeezers to detergent bottles – plastic bottle define our daily lives.
We recently returned from a weekend camping trip and came home with a bunch of plastic water and soda bottles. Looking at that pile got me thinking about what to make with empty plastic bottles. Instead of tossing all of the bottles into the garbage or recycle I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to upcycle these plastic bottles.
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Here a list of what to make with empty plastic bottles for your home:
DIY Bottle Sprinkler
Now you can easily keep your outdoor plants in absolute bliss with a makeshift soda bottle sprinkler. With almost negligible effort, you just have to prod holes in a plastic soda bottle. You can use those big 2 liter bottles.
So right after poking the holes, you can simply place the water tube into the bottle. Fix the hose suitably to the opening of the bottle with tape. With all said and done, you can now turn on the tap and see the homemade bottle sprinkler perform wonderfully.
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Colorful Bottle Planter
Have you been wondering about how to use plastic bottles for decorations? Well, the answer is to make colorful plastic bottle planters. Make use of your DIY spirit to craft vibrant bottle planters with 2-liter soda bottles. To make functional and tempting indoor planters first you have to slice the bottom third of a 2-liter bottle. Then create the appeal by painting it with the color of your choice. Finally, use seeds and soil to fill up the bottle.
You can also give animal shapes to these planters by using the rest of the bottle. With these parts, you can make ears and then sketch an animal’s face and respective features on the bottle.
Plastic Bottle Planters via One Little Project
Mosaic Artwork to Decorate Your Walls
While thinking about how to recycle plastic bottles at home, do not overlook bottle caps. Mosaic artwork can be an appropriate way to decorate your walls and a bottle cap is a medium.
Begin with collecting plastic bottle caps. Use glue to paste them on a cardboard, in accordance with the artwork you are trying to create. Mosaic bottle cap artwork can be a charming and eco-friendly way to decorate your house.
Reuse Plastic Bottles as Pen & Supply Cups
You can impress your kids and other family members with your sustainable attempts – use plastic bottles’ bottoms to make supply cups. Water bottle bottoms are perfect for such supply cups.
In these supply cups, you can keep your kids’ crayons and pens. Furthermore, you can also make supply cups to keep small things like clips, pins, buttons, rings, and earrings.
Honey Bottle Lamp
Making lamps with bottles is not a tricky task. In fact, honey bottles that look like bears can be the perfect tool.
Take a plastic honey bear bottle and reuse it as a lamp, first by cutting a big hole at its base. The hole must be big enough to insert a CFL bulb inside the bottle. Next, you have to paint the bottle white (you can use spray paints) and do not forget to double coat it. Insert the CFL light into the bottle and switch it on. Give your kids’ room a glow which they will never forget.
You can also use other plastic bottles to make colorful lamps. Paint the bottles with pulsating colors and you’re good to go.
DIY Honey Bear Bottle Lamp via Lots of DIY
Plastic Bottle Kitchen Containers
Running out of space in your kitchen? You can use empty plastic bottles to craft superb storage containers. These storage containers are the most affordable solution and it will definitely save you time and money.
To make a kitchen container you can use two plastic bottles of variant sizes – a longer one and a smaller one. Make the base of the container using the longer one and use the smaller one as the cover. These storage units can be utilized to stock up food like rice, sugar, salt, and beans.
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Plastic Bottle Bathroom Containers
I had so many of these containers that I ended up using some of these containers to organize items in our main bathroom. Below is a video walking you through how I made this shelf and how I used these plastic containers to organize small items in the main bathroom.
Bottle Cap Coasters
When you are asking yourself what to make with plastic bottle caps, the solution is right under your nose. Gather all the bottle caps and a glue gun to make excellent coasters. Arrange nine bottle caps (minimum) and use the glue gun to join the caps in a square form. Small coasters for your coffee cups are ready.
You can also attempt at making large coasters with more caps. Just remember to use flat-topped and uniform-size bottle caps. Use your creativity to make thematic coasters using plastic bottle caps.
DIY Bottle Cap Coasters via Simply Wright
I share 7 simple and creative ways to use plastic containers. With a little bit of creativity, you can decide what to make with plastic containers that will fit the needs of your home.