How to use a plastic bottle: 8 great ideas
What you need to start creating?
Both adults and children can make plastic crafts with their own hands. This is a very exciting business, thanks to which artistic thinking, fine motor skills are involved, imagination and logic work tirelessly.
To create handicrafts from plastic bottles, for a start it is worth deciding what it will be.
The material is very inexpensive and it is not a pity to spoil it.
We present to your attention the most interesting products from plastic bottles that will be useful in every home and garden. All of them can be made by hand, you just need to start creating.
Original cosmetic bag made of plastic
The thing you need for every modern girl is a convenient cosmetic bag that fits:
- the shadows;
- powder and other useful personal care products.
You can make a pretty, non-standard and functional cosmetic bag, as in the photo, with your own hands quickly enough from improvised means. In addition to a few five-liter plastic bottles (preferably colored), you will need thick threads for knitting, zipper, scissors, an awl, a thin hook, and a bit of fantasy.
Initially, the cap is made from the bottom of the bottle, which is cut at a height of 2-3 cm from the bottom. Next, a handle is cut out of plastic, which is crocheted and connected to the lid by means of awl and hook. A zipper is sewn around the perimeter to the bottom of the lid; the second edge of the zipper will be sewn to the main part of the cosmetic bag. Crochet trimming is done on the top.
The next step is to create a pattern, according to which elements will be cut from the bottle for subsequent binding and stitching together. Pattern can be drawn as yourself, and use patterns.
Next, all finished parts are stitched together and around the perimeter are sheathed with a zipper, the edge of which is already connected to the finished cap. The result is a comfortable roomy plastic cosmetic bag, made by hand.The network already has a lot of videos and photos of master classes for making such non-dull, useful gizmos.
Photo frame from the bottle - gift ideas
Photos of family, children, friends and loved ones always want to see, so the frame is a popular piece of interior.
To make a flower photo frame for 7 or more images, you will need:
- 7 plastic bottles of milk or kefir;
- 7 identical lids;
- glue "moment";
- pink and green beads;
Bottles will require bottoms of 1-2 cm in height, which, to cut off evenly, can be outlined with a felt-tip pen. Cut bottoms on the edge are coated with glue and dipped in beads, also made with lids.
Then we combine all the plastic parts into a flower. The bottoms are connected in the middle and petals, and the caps in the stem with leaves. The resulting design must be glued to the stand, it can serve as a flat metal cover, which can also be decorated with beads or pebbles.
Spectacular plastic curtains
Today, avant-garde is in fashion - transparent plastic hanging curtains as a space delimiter in an apartment look fresh and unusual, and are incredibly stylish even for a garden. Create an eclectic element of the interior, as in the photo, you can do it yourself.
This will require plastic bottles with a figured bottom, a needle and a solid fishing line. The bottoms of the bottles are cut off smoothly, so that the blanks in the form of openwork flowers remain. With the help of a hot needle, holes are made in the workpiece, which are interconnected by a fishing line. Plastic curtain, as in the photo, ready.
You can add color to the curtain if you paint it from a can with your own hands. Curtains often decorate the terrace or garden arbor.
A very practical device for the kitchen can be a funnel from a plastic bottle.
To make a high-quality funnel for the transfusion of liquids with your own hands, you will need a bottle, felt-tip pen and a stationery knife.
With a felt-tip pen, you need to outline a slanting line along the diameter of the circle and also cut the top part of the bottle straight along the resulting line.
In addition to the manufacture of kitchen accessories, plastic is used to create jewelry.To create an individual and unique image, they are indispensable, and if you apply a little imagination, you can do it yourself. Flywheels can be large and small, flat or voluminous, multi-colored or solid, as you like.
The first thing that comes to mind as an accessory from a plastic bottle is a bracelet, since the round shape contributes to this. Bracelets, as in the photo and video, can be wide or narrow.
To create an unusual thing with your own hands you will need:
- plastic bottle;
- insulating tape;
- felt or other dense fabric of bright shades;
- scissors and stationery knife;
- beads, sequins;
- double sided tape.
The bottle is pasted over with tape, several strips are made, so that the circles across the width of the planned bracelet can be cut as smoothly as possible. Scissors cut off the workpiece, which is glued double-sided tape. Strips of felt of two colors should be cut and applied in turn to the adhesive surface of the bracelet.
After all the pieces are pasted, you need to cut off the excess fabric. The bracelet can be decorated with various details made of beads, large beads, ribbons and sequins.
One edge of the fabric is glued along the diameter of the plastic blank of the bracelet, then the synthetic winterizer is glued and closed with another edge of the fabric. To fix the edges, you can crochet a couple of rows on each side. From blanks of plastic bottles and felt, you can make earrings to match the bracelet, as well as a pendant, if you buy additional accessories.
Palma - the best accessory for the garden
Make a decoration for the garden or playground in the yard, which will bring joy and sincere emotions is easy. With the help of ordinary plastic bottles of green and brown colors, a real human-sized palm can be constructed, as shown in many photo and video workshops.
Of the cut brown bottles will be made the trunk of a palm tree for the garden, and the massive crown will need to be cut from green products. For the barrel will need to be cut off exactly the bottom of the bottle.
In the garden, on the place where you plan to put a palm tree, you need to install and secure a metal rod, brown bottles without a bottom are strung on it one on another.It turns out a neat trunk.
For the manufacture of palm crown for the garden, the bottom of the bottle is also cut off, and the bottle itself is cut into three pieces. Then, with scissors or a stationery knife, serifs are made like palm leaves.
For the crown of the palm tree for the garden will need at least 6 bottles. Billets with leaves are fastened through the mouths, in which holes are made, by means of thick aluminum wire. This forms a crown with a round base.
Then the whole structure is mounted on the barrel and the top of the bottle neck is screwed on with a lid. The palm tree for the garden, as in the photo, will long please both the kids and their parents, reminding of the sea and the sun.
Ceiling with floral motifs
Plastic bottles are a real treasure for creativity, of which you can make an exclusive chandelier with your own hands that will fit into any interior. For this you will need:
- 50 bottles of 0.5 liters;
- metal wire;
- glue gun;
- spray cans;
- flower wire;
- light bulb;
- scissors and stationery knife.
Each bottle must be cut in the form of a flower with sharp petals. Then all them straighten.
The next stage - painting with spray cans or acrylic paints. From the metal wire you will need to make a circle, which is wrapped in jute and secured with glue - this is the base of the plastic chandelier. Through the floral wire for each neck of the lamps the fixture is made, with which they will be fixed to the base. Plastic ceiling mounted in several rows.
The finished chandelier is suspended from the ceiling with the help of jute, as shown in the photo. You can use this accessory for the garden - in the gazebo.
Watering can and bright glass holders
With the help of a plastic bottle you can make an economical watering can for the garden, which is shown in the photo. Watering flowers and seedlings under the root is often insufficient, for active growth in the soil irrigation is required. If you make several small holes in the cover with a heated awl, you can make the process of watering the garden easy and fun.
Another bright product from plastic bottles, which will be useful in the kitchen and for the holiday table, are non-standard glass holders.
A set of 6 glass holders will require 12 transparent plastic bottles with a flat bottom and 6 wipes with a bright pattern. We cut off the bottoms of the bottles, then put them edge down on a heated baking sheet so that the edges are rounded and flattened. Inside the resulting blanks glue circles cut from napkins. On top of you need to apply varnish for decoupage, wait until the product dries and the cup holder is ready.
With a little imagination, you can turn plastic bottles into functional items, original and beautiful accessories for the garden and home.