Don’t know what to do with the plastic bottles piling up at home? Upcycle them! Here are fun and creative ways to recycle plastic bottles. 

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Plastic bottles are so versatile, resilient and flexible — the perfect material to make artsy, fun and gorgeous projects. There are countless applications for these bottles that will give them second life. Just a little creative inspiration and a do-it-yourself attitude, you can turn those empty bottles into something useful and decorative.

Here are some fun DIY crafts using recycled plastic bottles you can try, and even use to teach your kids about recycling and helping the environment.

17 DIY Crafts Using Recycled Plastic Bottles

 

1. Recycled Bottle Flower Rainbow Mobile

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Add a personalized touch to your baby’s playroom with this DIY flower rainbow mobile. Here’s how.

2. DIY Plastic Bottle Bird House

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Invite your feathered friends to come and play too with this homemade bird feeder. A fun eco-friendly craft for kids. Get the tutorial here.

3. Glowing Bottle Bug

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Make this fantastic bottle bug using recycled materials. It will keep the kids entertained for hours. Get the tutorial here.

4. Plastic Bottle Planter

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Here’s one way to recycle plastic bottles. And while you are at it, bond with your kids by asking them to put faces on the planters. Get the tutorial here.

5. Recycled PET Plastic Bottle Plant And Animal Sculptures

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Turn those empty plastic bottles you’re about to throw into art! Here’s how.

6. Sandglass Time Out Stool

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Instead of banishing your children to the dungeon every time they have a hissy fit, why not use this clever ‘Time Out Stool’? Here’s how.

7. Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots

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Love gardening? Wish you could get started with your favorite outdoor plants indoors during these cold winter months? Then try this self-watering pot. Here’s how.


SEE ALSO: Make Self-watering Planters Using Wine Bottles


8. Solar Bottle Lamp

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Want to save electricity? Here’s a brilliant idea! Here’s how.

9. DIY Piggy Bank Made From a Plastic Bottle

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Save empty plastic bottles to help you save. Here’s how.

10. Vertical Garden

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A pretty amazing vertical garden that was suspended in a narrow walkway just outside the house. Here’s how to do it yourself.

11. Chandelier Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

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Incredible! Elegant! Here’s how.

12. Jewelry Stand

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Here’s how.

13. Parking Canopy

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Simply creative! Here’s how it’s done.

14. Curtain

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Such an interesting, innovative idea. Here’s how.

15. Weaved Plastic Basket

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Create a more durable basket than a paper one. Here’s how.

16. Minion Bowling Game

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Kids love the movie “Despicable Me” and these bowling pins are sure to give them a thrill. Here’s how.

17. DIY Magazine Organizer

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Perfect for waiting rooms and offices – this idea is very creative. Here’s how.


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This is Juliana’s quilt and it is a gift for one of her friends.  I love all the bright colours against the white background. I don’t know the name of the block or pattern but will add that info to the post once I know.  I haven’t been doing much quilting this week as my hands have been aching.  A few times a year I find I really struggle with quilting because of this ache. Don’t think it is arthritis just over use and my bodies way of saying ‘slow down with the quilting!’

 

 

I used the Feather Curls panto on this one to add a soft texture to the piecing.  White So Fine thread on top and white Bottom Line on the pink backing.  Quilters Dream Blend batting.

 

 

 

We have been having crazy weather with warm days and snow melting and then cooler days with lots of snow fall!

 

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This is my guild Black and White Challenge entry for our quilt show in April.  Members were given 3 black and white print fat quarters as well as were asked to pick a marker out of a bag without looking.  The marker colour is our accent colour to add to the quilt.  We could also add solid black, solid white and more black and white print fabrics.   Here is the marker I picked and was happy to have found fabric that matched really well.

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There was no size requirements for this challenge so I only made a small wall hanging that is 36” x 36”.  I used the Rapid Fire Hunters Star ruler to cut out the pieces and was really impressed with how it worked.

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I stitched in the ditch then added the feather motifs.  I didn’t quilt anything in the black and white print fabrics as the prints are quite bold.  Used white So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

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We had about 40 members buy kits for this challenge and I have seen a lot of them being worked on at our retreats and UFO days, even a few done and shown at Show and Tell.  I’m looking forward to seeing them all together at the show, it will be a great display!

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This is Sheri’s City Slicker quilt and it is one of our latest Highway 10 Designs patterns.  Sheri used the first Jelly Roll she ever purchased,  over 10 years ago, so not sure what Moda line it is.  I thought that was pretty amazing to hold onto a jelly roll for that long, but then again I bet many of your have jelly rolls that old too!

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I picked Rhapsody for the pantograph design, Light Beige So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

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Next week I’ll be down in Winkler, MB teaching this pattern at Road 17 N quilt shop.  I’m really looking forward to teaching a beginner piecing class and meeting new quilters!

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This is Linda’s Sunday Ride quilt and the pattern is by Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio.   This will be a wedding gift for one of her granddaughters, what a lovely gift!  The applique pieces are all fused and then she did a machine zig zag stitch to hold all the pieces in place.  Lots of hand embroidery stitches as well.   She asked for custom quilting and liked how the cover of the pattern was quilted so gave me that to use as inspiration.  I quilted the blocks similar to the pattern but then added the loops in the sashing and the feather curl design in the outer border.  I stitched in the ditch around the main elements of the applique pieces.

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I quilted the whole quilt in white So Fine thread as all the applique stitching was done in white thread.  Made my job easy with no thread changes.   Batting is Quilters Dream Blend.

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When you hold a baby,you realise how delicate and tender are they. Just like beautiful, colourful flowers that are too fragile.Adoring babies with cute and adorable hats, shoes,sweaters,cloths etc cannot equal their cuteness. But crafters are constantly on the look out for a pretty baby project. Like the one shared by Bethany from  www.whistleandivy.com. A summer flower baby barefoot sandals for those tender and tiny feet of your little one. An easy pattern that can be crocheted by a beginner in no time.Play with colours and enjoy this project! Find her pattern HERE.

Free Crochet Pattern | Summer Flower Baby Barefoot Sandals

 

 

 

Amy and Rhondda has prepared their very best crochet tutorials together into one post so you can pin that single page and get access to each and every crochet stitches on their site. As it is unfair to link all those posts into this post I’ll link to the original article HERE.

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