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!
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.
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.
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.
5. Plastic Bottle Planters
Running out of space in the garden? Make the most of any vertical space with these simple plastic bottle planters.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
10. Bottle Storage
Keep your snacks fresh by sealing them up using a bottle top.
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.
12. A Plastic Chandelier
Create this stunning chandelier by connecting the ends of plastic bottles.
13. Self-Water Plant Pots
Give your seedlings the best start at life with these self-watering plant pots.
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.
15. Phone Charger Holder
Keep your cables organised with this easy to make phone holder.
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.
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.