5 Repurposed Plastic Bottle DIY Transformations

You won’t be able to recognize these old plastic bottles after their DIY treatment!

May 1, 2015
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A creative array of gorgeous chandeliers all made from plastic bottles! [Screenshot]

Every hour, Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles. There are some that make it to the recycling plant, but around 80% languish in landfills taking decades to decompose. Dealing with an abundance of plastic bottles provides an opportunity to highlight creative ways to repurpose these carriers. Below are 5 inventive and easy-to-make examples of repurposed plastic bottles that have been given the DIY treatment - transforming them into something new, beautiful and useful.  

1. VERTICAL GARDEN

This innovative idea came from a design firm that did home makeovers for the Brazilian TV show Lar Doce Lar and is a wonderful way to add a bit of green to your surroundings.
DO IT YOURSELF: http://dirt.asla.org/2013/08/13/diy-vertical-gardening/

A blooming garden wall. [Screenshot]

A close up of the plastic bottle plant. [Screenshot]

2. JEWELRY STAND

This jewelry holder is as pretty as the earrings, necklaces and bracelets it holds! 
DO IT YOURSELF: http://www.epbot.com/2012/03/dew-it-yourself-jewelry-stand.html

An elegant way to keep track of your accessories. [Screenshot]

The ends of bottles are used to create this lovely jewelry stand. [Screenshot]

3. BIRD FEEDER

Give back to nature and watch all the lovely birds that will come to flock at this simple and effective bird feeder.
DO IT YOURSELF: http://www.handimania.com/diy/plastic-bottle-bird-feeder.html

Pick a spot outside and give your local birds a snack. [Screenshot

4. SENSORY TODDLER TOY

This handmade toy will fascinate the little ones and creativity is boundless here as water-filled bottles can contain pieces of tin foil, glitter, oil, dish soap and more. 
DO IT YOURSELF: http://www.modernparentsmessykids.com/2011/11/we-tried-it-discovery-bottles.html

This is a great, portable solution to entertaining your tots. [Screenshot

Some of the many types of sensory bottle toys. [Screenshot

5. SPRINKLER

With summer nearing the corner, this homemade sprinkler is a low cost and fun way for kids and adults to enjoy the warm weather.
DO IT YOURSELF: http://www.instructables.com/id/Soda-Bottle-Sprinkler

An impromptu fun enhancer. [Screenshot]

Shoshana radiates doing good, driven by a love for people and community. Among many topics, she writes about friendship, creativity and healthy living.
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