What She Does After She Cuts Plastic Bottles To Recycle Is Beyond Clever

Here are a few ideas on how to turn the overwhelming amount of plastic bottles you probably have around the house, into useful household items:

A Beautiful Vase
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With a few modifications, a two-liter bottle of soda pop can be easily converted into a beautiful vase for flowers. Jeromina, from the blog Paper, Plate, and Plane, even added some navy beans to the exterior for decoration. To learn how to make this lovely creation, be sure to check out her blog post here.

A Small Paint Pallet
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If you need a tiny paint pallet for an upcoming project, look no further than the bottom of a plastic drink bottle. When cut out from the rest of the container, the little dips are a great way to hold and separate different colors.

A Drip Catcher
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Similar to being great at holding paint, the bottom portion of the bottle is great for catching drips from a drink dispenser. Especially if it’s being used indoors, do you really want to risk having a pool of liquid build up on your floor?

Zipper Containers
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If you have several plastic bottles lying around, the bottoms can be used to make a clever resealable container. These are great for storing snacks for kids to take to school, or even as little gift holders. To see the full instructions on how to make one, click on the link here.

Sealing Plastic Bags


It can be frustrating when food productions come in a bag that isn’t resealable. Sure, you could use a clip, but what if you need something that forms an airtight seal? The solution shown above is the perfect solution.

Rice Mold
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Any master chef knows that presentation is half of what makes any dish appealing. To make your rice dishes really stand out, use either the top or bottom of a clean plastic bottle as a rice mold. This unique aesthetic will convince your friends and family that they are being served by a five-star chef.

Making A Lamp Shade
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Looking for a way to add a bit more spice to your decor? The unique-looking lamp shade shown above can be easily made with some twine and a plastic bottle. It can be customized to any color you wish, and it is both easy and inexpensive to make. To see how you can make one for yourself, be sure to check out this link.

Storage Solution
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With the top portion removed, plastic bottles can be used as stackable containers for storage. Use them to tidy up your cleaning closet, or even keep supplies handy in your craft area and workshop.

A Funnel
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After you’ve finished removing the bottom portion of the bottle for a storage solution, save the top. It can come in handy if you ever need a funnel in the kitchen or the garage.

A Travel Capsule
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The watertight seal that bottles have can be utilized in a variety of ways. We’ve seen how they can help to form a seal on bags, but they can also be used to make a tiny airtight capsule. These capsules are great for traveling, and can be used to store anything from Tylenol to fishing hooks. Click on the link here to learn more.

Mini Planters
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With just a couple of snips and a bit of paint, plastic bottles can be converted into these adorable plant holders. They can be made to any color to suit your decor, and you can even make them dog-themed! For the complete instructions, be sure to check out this link.

A Stunning Vase
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If fresh-cut flowers are more of your thing, the instructions here show a great tutorial for making a stunning flower vase.


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