Nowadays a large number of things which we use in our everyday life come in plastic bottles. After using the contents of the bottles, our normal practice is to throw them away. Plastic bottles are non-biodegradable and may cause serious threats to the environment if they pile up in large numbers. Why should we harm our environment when we have excellent ways to upcycle and use them creatively to beautify our home and surroundings? Let us see some DIY ideas using plastic bottles.
Being the most commonly used type, the soda and soft drinks bottles are the ones used in most of the DIY ideas discussed here.
Spray paint the empty bottles with any color of your choice and use them as beautiful flower vases to decorate your indoors. Metallic colors will give a rich look to the vase and no one would agree that it is a plastic bottle! If you don’t want to spend money on paint, then there is a cheaper alternative. Cover the bottle with a stylish cloth and use it as a vase. It will look trendy and unique!
If you cut and remove the top portion of a 2-liter soda bottle, it forms an excellent pot to plant small herbs. You can create an indoor garden using several such bottles. The bottles can be hung or kept on the floor as per your creativity. A self-watering indoor garden can be made by using a 2-liter bottle as it is, and attaching several smaller plastic bottle planters onto it. Fill the bigger one with water so that it acts as the continuous source of water for the herbs in the smaller bottles.
The bottoms of soda bottles can be connected together to make a three or four tiered jewelry stand. Arrange your jewelry beautifully on this stand instead of keeping them here and there. In addition to the beautiful look, the stand lets you scan easily through your items and pick your favorite one.
Those who love to do craft work often find the organization of their craft items difficult. Yarn, scissors, tape, marker, etc. are often needed at one place while working on a project. An inefficient organization may waste a lot of your time. Solve this issue by using bottle pieces to store craft supplies. Use transparent bottles so that you can see what is there in each bottle.
Lamps and Lamp Shades
Stylish paper yarn lamps can be made using soda bottles as molds. Plastic bottles can be cut in half, colored or patterned as you like and can be used as light covers. You can go further ahead and try making awesome lamp shades also using plastic bottles.
The possibilities with plastic bottles are endless. All you need is a little creativity and the right attitude to bring out wonders from them! They let you make a lot of gadgets to decorate and organize your home. So, instead of throwing away empty plastic bottles, try out these methods and do yourselves and your environment a great favor!