Empty plastic bottles are found everywhere, filing up bags, cars and landfills. But they have the potential to be so much more than rubbish! These 16 ideas for plastic bottle crafts will help you transform your plastic bottles into useful and beautiful objects. Next time you have some bottles, save them from the bin with some of these plastic bottle crafts!

1. Plastic Bottle Sprinkler

Grab a bottle and something sharp, like an awl or your favourite crafting scissors. Have fun poking a collection of holes around your bottle. Once you’ve got enough holes simply tape your bottle securely to a hose and turn on the water!

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2. Simple Plastic Containers

This simple project just requires a knife or scissors and an iron. Cut the top off your plastic bottles and use an iron to the melt the edges and mould your pots into unusual shapes. plastic bottle crafts mano mano the handy mano manomano DIY containers

3. Transform Your Pencil Storage

Make crafty colouring easy with little ones using this pencil storage system. These suspended milk jugs keep the pencils neatly organised and easily accessible for everyone.  plastic bottle crafts mano mano the handy mano manomano DIY milk jug pencil holder

4. Plastic Bottle Cases

These simple cases can be made with just a zipper and some glue if you don’t like sewing. Just cut your bottles tops off to create the size of case you’d like and attach the zipper with a glue gun plastic bottle crafts mano mano the handy mano manomano DIY case

5. Plastic Bottle Planters

Running out of space in the garden? Make the most of any vertical space with these simple plastic bottle planters. plastic bottle crafts mano mano the handy mano manomano DIY vertical plant pot growing

6. Plastic Bottle Broom

If you ever find yourself needing a broom in a pinch, this simple DIY could be exactly what you need. Just snip up 4 plastic bottles, cut the top of three of them and slide them on top of the fourth. Cover with a final bottle top to hold it together, sew and attach to a stick. You are now ready to sweep to your hearts content!
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6. Plastic Spoon And Bottle Lampshade

Create a modern and stylish lampshade with a few spoons and a plastic bottle. Cut the handles off the spoons and, using a glue gun, stick them onto your bottle starting from the bottom. Once you’ve covered the bottle, cut a hole in the lid and feed your light fitting through. Now just connect it up to the ceiling and enjoy!

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7. Easy Bottle Art

Create your own original artwork to liven up plain walls. Just dip the bottom of a bottle in paint and print pretty flowers over a canvas. plastic bottle crafts mano mano the handy mano manomano DIY cherry blossom painting

8. Bottle Boat

If you feel like a challenge and live near water, this could be the project for you. Just collect enough bottles to construct your very own boat!
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9. Bottle Bird Feeder

Use this simple DIY to give your feathered friends another reason to visit your garden. All you need it a bottle, wooden spoons (or pencils) and some bird feed. plastic bottle crafts mano mano the handy mano manomano DIY bird feeder

10. Bottle Storage

Keep your snacks fresh by sealing them up using a bottle top. plastic bottle crafts mano mano the handy mano manomano DIY bottle lid seal

11. Bottle Greenhouse

This project requires a bit more work, but the end product is well worth the effort. Check out our detailed tutorial here for all of the steps. plastic bottle crafts mano mano the handy mano manomano DIY greenhouse

12. A Plastic Chandelier

Create this stunning chandelier by connecting the ends of plastic bottles.  plastic bottle crafts mano mano the handy mano manomano DIY chandelier

13. Self-Water Plant Pots

Give your seedlings the best start at life with these self-watering plant pots.
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14. Craft Organisation

Transform your crafting experience by organising your many supplies so that they’re easy to see and reach. Simple cut the tops off your bottles and attach them to the wall.

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15. Phone Charger Holder

Keep your cables organised with this easy to make phone holder.

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16. Minion Bowling Pins

Bring a bit of fun into your life with these minion bowling pints. All you need is paint, brushes and sand to weigh down the bottles slightly.
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If these plastic bottle crafts have you feeling inspired to get even craftier, check our tutorial on How To Make A DIY Plastic Bottle Greenhouse and How To Make A DIY Hanging Tomato Planter From Plastic Bottles.

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