Experts estimate that around 100 million plastic soda bottles are used and discarded every day. Some 80 percent of them simply become non-biodegradable litter. While it is convenient to consume drinks straight out of plastic bottles, the trash that accumulates in the process exacts a toll on the environment.
Though we can’t say that everybody drinks soda, we’re sure that every household buys products in plastic bottle containers. Now before you throw away those plastic soda bottles, you might want to consider these creative craft upcycling projects.
- 1 What are the benefits of making these creative crafts from recycled plastic bottles?
- 2 What are the 9 best creative crafts to make out of recycled plastic bottles?
- 2.1 1. Butterflies craft
- 2.2 2. Bird Feeders
- 2.3 3. Painting Tools
- 2.4 4. Bottle Planters
- 2.5 5. Storage and Organizer
- 2.6 6. Creative ‘Gift Box’
- 2.7 7. DIY Sprinkler
- 2.8 8. Cute Piggy Bank
- 2.9 9. Artistic snow globe craft
- 2.10 Have you got other upcycled plastic bottle ideas?
- 2.11 If you liked this project, you might also like to view Soda Bottle Zippered Pencil Case and Repurpose Plastic Milk Jugs.
What are the benefits of making these creative crafts from recycled plastic bottles?
Using your plastic soda bottles to create some arts and crafts is one of the best ways to help our environment. Plastic bottles contribute to about 80% of the Earth’s marine debris. These plastic soda bottles take nearly 400 years before they decompose. These plastics break down into microplastics that create carcinogenic toxins that are later eaten by marine life, which will, later on, be our food. These plastics give a great danger to all of us.
The act of recycling is also art if one views it as an art form and approaches it from an artistic perspective. So, let us do our part to reduce the burden of landfills by recycling the old plastic bottles in our homes by using new and innovative techniques to recycle plastic bottles. In this case, recycling does not mean melting down the plastic and recasting it into new shapes, but rather repurposing the bottles in other ways, so that they are no longer simply bottles but can be used for other purposes as well.
What are the 9 best creative crafts to make out of recycled plastic bottles?
There are several great craft ideas out there, for small water bottles up to 2-liter soda bottles. Some are simply decorative, while others prove to be really useful organizers and containers for the home.
Take a look at our examples — and maybe do some of them with the kids?
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It’s so beautiful to make these cute butterflies out of recycled plastic soda bottles. The curved features of these bottles make them perfect to be butterfly wings. Instead of throwing them away, why not make these cute displays for your home and garden?
As you can see in the pictures below, it’s basically cutting and coloring. Cut a butterfly shape out of the old plastic bottles. Once it’s in perfect shape, you can now paint it with nail polish, then let it dry. You can also add glitters for the sparkling effect.
2. Bird Feeders
Are you a bird lover? Then you’ll need these bird feeders everywhere in your garden or backyard, where your little birds love to fly around. As you can see in the images below, just simply pluck little holes on the sides, add a spoon or a small bowl cap for them, and then fill the old plastic soda bottle with your bird feeds.
3. Painting Tools
Plastic soda bottles can definitely be used for your paintings. To draw a plant, simply use the bottom part of the soda bottle as a pattern for these lovely petals.
Are you out of plant ideas? Why not use these old plastic soda bottles? Instead of throwing these as waste, make them your planters. Just simply cut the top or mid part, put a few holes underneath, and then add your soil and plant. That’s it!
5. Storage and Organizer
Having your little things at home scattered everywhere, why not use an organizer? These old plastic soda bottles can be redesigned to be the perfect organizer. Like the ones displayed below.
6. Creative ‘Gift Box’
Holidays are coming. Have you thought of a unique gift for your loved ones? How about this idea? It’s so pretty and unique. 😉
7. DIY Sprinkler
Tired of daily watering your garden? How about a DIY Sprinkler out of a recycled plastic soda bottle? This is perfect and effective!
8. Cute Piggy Bank
Want to save money? First, use a piggy bank. Second, make the piggy bank by yourself! It’s so easy with these plastic bottles. 😉
9. Artistic snow globe craft
You’ll love these snow displays! Just simply cut a plastic bottle and add your snowman, tree, or anything you want to it! Just have fun and enjoy recycling! 😊