Thursday, April 7, 2011

Another Use For Those Plastic Bottles ! Part 2

Another Use For Those Plastic Drink Bottles !
So you're all probably asking if I use the tops to make some funnels, then what can I use the bottom for ! That's a great question ! It was sitting on my table the bottom of the bottle that is and it got me thinking & thinking what else could it be used for, then I thought why not fill them with lollies,
truffles for gifts for family and friends. use for bowls to take dips, nibbles, snacks to parties or picnics. fill with pretty soaps, hair accessories for gifts. fill with lavender to put into rooms in the house to smell nice, fill with bi-carb to put into fridge or any where to remove unpleasant odours. I remember seeing years ago in a magazine using them to make a pomander you get the two ends put in some holes then fill with lavender or potpourri then glue them together tie around the middle with some lace/ribbon and hanging in clothes cupboards. You could also fill with herbs & spices to keep pantry smelling fresh. You could put a lovely row of lace around the top edge and use on dressing table/bathroom to fill with things like, eg make-up /hair accessories/ nail polishes etc. You could use it for a jelly pudding mould. As you can see in the photo I have made a few containers to store all Jack's bits and pieces, I'm really impressed with how great they are, I have used one for his tiny Lego car, his tiny Thomas collection & track, his rubber collection and his magnet sets. They could be used for so many things, they are great  for kids stuff as they can see whats in them. Jack has so many collections he is a collector. These ones are made using the 2 litre drink bottles, I made two more using the one litre drink bottles. We don't get plastic bottles very often, I save most for my ginger beer making,I like to buy soda water occasionally.Well when I get some more I'll be making Jack some more to store all his stuff.  All you need to do is cut the desired size with a craft knife and neaten up with a pair of scissors, cut one for the bottom and one for a lid, you can make what ever size you like.You are only limited by your imagination as to what they can be used for. If your kids have lost boxes and packets for puzzle pieces make some of these, then they can see what's in them. I'm so looking forward to hearing what every one else thinks , I'm impressed  with my idea.This is my latest mission and if you are a regular follower you will know I get really excited about recycling and making useful stuff instead of just throwing it away. I'm always looking for storage ideas. I have some more uses for the tops as well so stay tuned for the next exciting adventures of ideas for using plastic bottles, I bet you're all on the edge of your seats waiting lol :)") well you'll have to wait until tomorrow all going well. You all have a great day , its raining here today which is lovely,we never got any rain last month, so hope we can get our rainwater tanks full, well our drinking one at least. Don't you just love the smell after its rained, one of my all time favourite smells.

19 comments:

  1. Another brilliant recycling project Sherrie.
    Love the idea of using them for all those fiddly little toys. Fortunately or unfortunately since giving up soft drink we don't have the bottles to use.

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  2. Hi Peta,Thanks I'm really impressed with these containers as Jack has so much stuff.We don't drink soft drink either,I make ginger beer for Kev and our guests.I ocassionlly buy soda water. I have had these in my collection for ages, I'm always saving things and seem to find a use for them one day.

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  3. Those are fantastic ideas Sherrie...I'll be using nearly all of them...thanks so much!

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  4. Sherrie, I'm impressed with that idea too. Almost makes me wish I had some kids in the house, lol.

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  5. Excellent idea Sherrie - I will be using that one for sure!!

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  6. Hmm...wonder if I could use this idea for some Easter crafts...?? I'll post about it if I do!!

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  7. Hi Maria (Lizard man) Yes I was thinking that you could fill them with chocolate easter eggs or use them as baskets then make a handle using a strip of the cut up plastic stapple to each side fill with shreded paper and place easter eggs inside.
    Cheers :)

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  8. Wow, what a great idea!! I'd love to have you share them at my For the Kids Friday Link Party (still open).

    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/04/for-kids-friday-6.html

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  9. Love this Sherrie .... I will be doing this for my boys for sure! Cheers Sammy

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  10. Brilliant! :D I worry about the sharpness of the plastic cut edges, can we melt them a little? I was thinking of putting the cut ends in my electric skiller (thrift store $3 used for crafts only!!)

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  11. Hi Anonymous, I find if the cut is very clean & neat they should be fine, my DS 8 and his friend and I have been using them we don't find they are sharp at all, make one yourself and feel it, if you melt the edge the lid probably wont fit on. if you dont want to put a lid then try it. or you could cover the edge with vey thin plastic tubbing or you could use an old plast straw by putting a slit in one side and putting it over the cut plastc edge secure it with some glue. I hope that is of some help to you ....

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  12. thank you far your great idea...

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  14. The use of bottles is really awesome in these photos. Great art of work.

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