Wednesday, February 22, 2012
We Repurpose Wednesday: Water Bottles
This actually goes hand in hand with an e-mail a reader asked me yesterday if I had any ideas for reusing old water bottles as she has a ton (her drinking water at her house isn't good) or plastic bottles period. So, I went looking online and WOW are there a lot of cool projects you can do that you would NEVER figure were made out of water bottles. To save time (and possible future heartburn over someone taking exception to me linking to their image) I'm just going to link to the sites where the projects can be found and you all can go and look them up. Trust me, the ones I list here are DEFINITELY worth checking out and if you have the time Google "ways to reuse water bottles" sometime and crawl through Google for a bit. It's AMAZING what you'll find people have done with them (and a lot of them are just breathtakingly pretty :).
Go HERE where Craftster.org shows you how to make shrinky dinks from plastic containers.
Go HERE where Zakka Life shows you how to make plastic beads out of water bottles.
Go HERE where Utsumi.com shows you how to make a really cool woven box out of plastic strips.
Go HERE where Instructables.com shows you how to make a really beautiful flower out of the bottom of plastic bottles (and you have to check out the beaded curtain they make out of those flowers too!).
Go Here where Instructables shows you how to make a really awesome looking butterfly out of plastic bottles.
Go HERE where Once again Instructables (can't tell I like that site can you ;) shows you how to make a "Monster Container" out of soda bottles (this one would be a GREAT kid friendly craft to do!).
Go HERE where Knitchat.com shows you how to make a knitting loom out of a plastic bottle.
And here's another truly pretty project to make...
Go HERE where Esprit Cabane shows you how to make wintry stars out of plastic bottles (REALLY pretty!).
And here's another kid friendly craft...
Go HERE where ThinkCrafts.com shows you how to make a water bottle bracelet.