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. Attach to the top of round tomato stakes (the metal ones). Pierce bottle cap with a two of 3 holes or 1 quarter inch small slit. Then fill bottle with water attach suspended over tomatoes. It will drip slowly for several hours. Nice on hot days when tomatoes normally droop until watering.
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  4. Exercise with your bottle. Squeeze it to build up hand strength or fill it with water dirt, sand or stones to exercise your arms
  5. Hit your bottle on something to make loud noises to scare away animals. You could also use the hitting to make a strange noise and call to others attention to investigate. (A possible call for help?)
  6. A weighted bottle could be used to kill an animal in a survival situation or it might drive away a predator animal if your aim is true.
  7. A dried bottle could be used to keep sugar, flour, spices or dried vegetables fresh and keep mice from getting into them at your hunting cabin for many months.
  8. Fill bottle to top label line with dry potpourri. With a craft knife, cut a dozen slits 1/6 in wide by 1 in long around the top funnel of the bottle. Presto, a room freshener (Decorate but leave cap on bottle)
  9. You really can compress your paper trash by cutting, tearing and folding it into a bottle. My record was a half of waste can of sandwich wraps/waste paper, candy bar wrappers,and paperboard containers into a 20 ounce soda bottle. (hey it is something to do when you have time to do it.)
  10. A fishing bait container: Worms, small minnows and bugs come out easily through the cap. Always empty after use and discard.
  11. Can be a nickel dime and penny bank. One bottle, over the years, could hold if all coins were put in well over several hundred dollars. Imagine and you have it just when you need it.

Ok, Thrifty people, that is but just 10 ways to reuse that soda bottle you just discarded. I have probably another hundred more, but I will let you experiment and discover other reuses.

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Happy past Earth Day

By Mr. Thrifty from Shermans Dale, PA

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June 26, 20060 found this helpful

Or, in our province, you can use the bottle in an even more enviromental way: take it back to the store for recycling. They'll give you money, you'll help clean up the enviroment.

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June 26, 20060 found this helpful

I USE THE BOTTLES AS ICE PACKS IN MY COOLER. I WASH AND RINSE THEM REALLY GOOD, FILL WITH CLEAN DRINKING WATER AND LEAVE SPACE AT TOP THEN FREEZE. I USE THEM WHEN WE PICINIC OR CAMPING. YOU CAN USE THE WATER OUT OF THEM TO DRINK IF YOU DON'T HAVE A WATER SUPPLY. THE SMALLER ONES ARE GREAT TO FREEZE WATER IN . TOSS IN A COOLER BEFORE YOU GO GROCERY SHOPPING TO KEEP YOUR FOOD COLD ON HOT DAYS. HAPPY CAMPING, SEAMTRESS

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June 27, 20060 found this helpful

we use it for a water jug when we go out hunting.

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July 3, 20060 found this helpful

Two more ways to reuse an empty 20-ounce plastic drink bottle:

Put about an inch or two of gravel/pebbles/marbles/ pennies -- whatever -- in the bottle, put the top back on, and you now have a handy noisemaker to shake at little league ballgames, New Years parties, etc.

Cut the top spout part off, plus an inch or two, and you now have an instant funnel to use for adding fluids to your car, filling hummingbird feeders, etc.

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July 8, 20060 found this helpful

These are wonderful. Thank you!

For a smaller bottle, an interesting craft to occupy young students on summer vacation....

create a stained glass effect.

Tear vividly colored tissue paper into small pieces.

Using a watered-down white glue solution, glue

pieces to the bottle randomly or in a pattern of choice.

Result is a beautiful work of art to display or use as vase.

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November 29, 20080 found this helpful

Fill with warm water and wrap a towel around bottle to put in pet bed to keep pet warm.

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April 18, 20090 found this helpful

Here is an idea about how to create amazingly inexpensive but very attractive soda bottle tomato planters. As you can see from the picture, these planters make excellent showpieces and are sure-fire conversation starters.

Please visit

http://yourhomegardenblog.com/veget ... ttles-an-easy-do-it-yourself-project

for more information on how to make these planters. Thanks

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