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Uses for Plastic Pop Bottles

Plastic soda bottles get used by many of us on a daily basis. Finding other uses for plastic pop bottles helps prevent them from ending up in the landfill. This is a guide about uses for plastic pop bottles.

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Uses for Plastic Pop Bottles
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November 14, 2011 Flag
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This is a great way to reuse plastic bottles and save money on power. In the United States this idea could be used in sheds, chicken coops, or any structure with a tin roof. These plastic bottle lights create an amazing amount of light without any electricity. What a great idea and such a touching story. I hope you enjoy.

By StellaBella from Manchester, WA

January 15, 2010 Flag
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I reuse soda bottles that have been cleaned and dried to store rice, oatmeal, cornmeal, and such.

By notwrong

April 7, 2011 Flag
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I came up with this idea last week while drinking a Pepsi and staring at the bottle. Recycled Soda Bottle Photo Bracelets I tried making one and couldn't stop because they are so much fun and the designs are endless.

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Not only are they sturdy yet soft to wear, they are a great way to recycle plastic bottles!

I will provide the general directions to make the bracelet, but the decorations and designs are only limited to your imagination so let it run wild! They are great for boys also. Just use felt in colors they would like and call them wrist cuffs instead.
This is a great craft to do with kids. I just suggest that an adult cuts the strips from the bottle needed for each bracelet.

Approximate Time: An hour or more, depending on what is used for decorations.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Cut off top and bottom of Pepsi bottle. Save bottom and use for mod podge steps. You will only use the middle that has the label on. Remove as much of the label as you can, but don't worry if any remains. It will not be seen.

    Recycled Soda Bottle Photo Bracelets

  2. Decide on how wide you want your bracelet to be. An adult should do the cutting of the bottle. You will need each strip intact as a complete ring. I inserted a cardboard tube from paper towels and sawed a small slit with a dinner knife, just big enough for the scissors tip.
    Cut rings out and trim evenly, if needed.

    Recycled Soda Bottle Photo Bracelets

  3. Cut 2 strips from felt, slightly wider and longer than plastic ring. If making a photo bracelet, paint woodsies, if desired.
    The backs will not show and photo will cover most of the top.
    Pick out photos and resize to fit woodsies. Print and cut out. You will not adhere them to the woodsie until bracelet is finished.

  4. Poke 2 little holes in center of each woodsie. I used the tip of a metal compass to do this. The wood is soft. These are holes you will use to sew them on to the felt.

  5. Decide where you want them on the bracelet and dab some glue on the backs.

  6. Take one strip of felt which will be the top of your bracelet and sew on the woodsies where you choose. Don't make more than 3 passes with thread or it will cause a bump under the photo.

  7. Sew on all other decorations.
    I used several different things such as buttons, beads, letter beads, brads, charms, shapes cut from foam and watch heads. The possibilities are endless.

    Knot all the things you sew on in the back of the felt strip.

    Recycled Soda Bottle Photo Bracelets

  8. Brush some mod podge over inside of plastic strip.

  9. Roll the plain strip of felt slightly smaller and insert into ring, smoothing it out against the plastic until it's flat. You are wanting the plastic ring to be in the center of top and inside felt strips.

  10. Do the same to the outside of ring and lay your decorated strip over it, making sure edges of both felt strips line up. Trim if needed before sewing closed.

  11. Whip stitch both sides and across ends of felt.

  12. If you used woodsies, give them a coat of mod podge and center photo on. Brush on another coat to front of photos.

  13. When dry, brush on a coat of clear polish. Do another if you want a deep gloss look.

By Mary from Palm Coast, FL

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May 24, 2011 Flag

Photo of Plastic Bottle outside of BuckeI save these wonderful little plastic bottles from teas and "ice" drinks, because they are perfect for redoing the condiment shelves in the fridge. They're all the same size, and I write what is in each one on the lids. But, that isn't the tip. I also have my friends and family save these wonderful coffee containers. When moving, I found that four fit inside the other, and the brain started thinking.

Camping and picnic season is upon us. If you are diabetic like me, you could separate your sugar free drinks or water in the coolers like this. You can also keep your condiments from rolling around in there this way, too. You can fill them to about 1/2 inch from the top and freeze them, making them the perfect ice chest cooler that won't melt all over everything. I would put them all in the coffee canister before you put them in the freezer as they might expand.

We should all carry water in our cars over the hot months, and this would sit up in a crate a lot better than a gallon jug would. I found that they are pretty tight in there, so even if it rolled around they would not come out as easy.

I can't imagine anyone needing that many buttons or beads for travel, but if you did, they are a lot more reliable than zip locks.

So, how many things can you all come up with to help us all stay thrifty and organized? Tag - you're it!

By Sandi from Salem OR

Photo of Plastic Bottles in Bucket

September 20, 2010 Flag
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I recycle plastic bottles by filling them with tap water, freezing, and then using to line plastic grocery bags when I go on a picnic or long car journey. Food and other drinks stay cold and you have extra water for emergencies or to save on buying junk drinks en route.

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January 3, 2012 Flag
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This past summer our hummingbird feeder was attracting more bees than birds. My husband cut the top off a regular sized soda bottle. He put it on the same rod that holds our humming bird feeder and it attracted a lot of bees. Once the bees found their way in they couldn't get out.

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July 23, 2008 Flag
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When I send out cuttings to friends, of plants that propagate easily, I take a 2 liter cola plastic bottle and cut around the top to make a planter. I drill little holes in the bottom for drainage, tear the wrapper off, and decorate it with permanent markers.

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October 24, 2005 Flag
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I made these bowling pins out of empty 24 oz. pop bottles. I used clear and green bottles. Any sized bottle will work.

Halloween Bowling Game

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June 26, 2006 Flag

10 Ways to Reuse a 20 oz. Plastic Soda Bottle. 1. Cut down to top of soda label. Either spray paint or decorate and you have a small cut flower vase. 2. First, secure long elastic band at bottom of label with glue or duct tape.

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October 31, 2007 Flag

I lately have been finding many ways to reuse plastic milkjugs and soda bottles. Here are just two new ways we can reuse them.

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February 18, 2009 Flag
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It is always so hot here in the summer and I like to have flowers and vegetables on my deck and in the yard, but can't afford the water bills to keep them watered between times of rain.

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July 19, 2011 Flag
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I cut the top off plastic soda bottles to use them as funnels. It has been a handy addition in the kitchen for me and the garage for my husband. I use the bottoms to start plants, organize my numerous small items in my craft room, or hold change at the end of the day.

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July 16, 2008 Flag
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When I'm done with the larger bottles I take a pair of old scissors and cut the top 1/3 off. What I'm left with is a bottom part that I use as a vase or a planter to start cuttings or seeds, and the top half is just the right size and shape to use as a funnel to add oil or tranny fluid to your car.

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October 28, 2004 Flag
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Does anyone have any uses for used plastic soda pop bottles?

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January 7, 20080 found this helpful

I have cut the top and bottom of 2-litter pop bottles cut from the top to the bottom to make a large rectangle. On this I paint fishes that I then cut out and hang unto a wire hanger that I rounded up into a mobile for my grandchildren. Use fishing line of different length to hang the fishes. Very bright and colorful. I use patio paint if it is for outside and acrylic paint if it is for inside. You can also paint pretty flowers from your plastic rectangles. Try it.

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February 18, 20090 found this helpful

You can do a great floating construction for cool water fun activities.

You need:120 plastic 2L bottles, duct tape, scissors, any hard light cover (plastic, plywood, etc, for instance, your old table cover)

Preparation: Make sure all the bottles are empty and caps are put on tightly.

Step 1.

Put 10 plastic bottles on the floor in a row, side to side and stick them together with duct tape. Make 11 more rows - twelve in total.

Step 2.

Make the first level from 6 rows and stick them together with duct tape. Make the second level the same way.

Step 3.

Stick both levels together by duck tape.

Step 4.

Put the hard light cover (plastic, plywood, etc, for instance, your old table cover) on top and tape it on with duct tape to two levels of plastic bottles.

It can hold up to 2 grown up people and will most likely become your best water friend.

check the pictures here: http://livegreenstyle.com/go-green- ... ng-project-from-plastic-pop-bottles/

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February 8, 2012 Flag
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Don't throw that soda bottle away, find a way to use it around the house or yard. Here is a video with 8 great tips on other uses for a 2 liter bottle.

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