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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.

Concrete blocks aren’t typically considered beautiful objects, but with the right DIY know-how they can be transformed into objects that are both stunning and functional. Although concrete blocks are generally considered to have an industrial look, they are actually aesthetically very versatile. A trailing plant can soften their rough edges, or painted designs create a shabby-chic look. Even better, concrete blocks are well adapted to being outside; they are extremely durable and can weather beautifully. With this in mind there are a number of outdoor uses, but they can also be a stylish addition inside! The best part about a lot of these concrete block DIY projects? They only require a bit of lifting!

Get ready for some lifting once you’re inspired by these amazing DIYs!

1. A Stylish Cinder Block Nightstand

Searching for a nightstand to complete your bedroom? Look no further! The bold shapes of the concrete blocks are softened by flowers and books in this chic DIY.

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2. Concrete Block Succulent Planter

Stay on the succulent trend with this attractive, tiered planter. concrete blocks Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

3. Basic Bench

Give yourself a comfortable place to rest after all that heavy lifting with this simple bench.
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4. Edge Your Beds

Neatly edge your beds with concrete blocks and use the holes to add a few smaller plants for a riot of colour. concrete blocks Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

5. Chic Shelving

If you need a quick shelf fix, cinder blocks and planks of wood come to the rescue. Adorn your new shelves with your favourite plants and knickknacks to really bring the room together.
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6. Completely Concrete Blocks

If you don’t fancy cutting up any wood for a bench, you can simple stack your blocks. Add a few cushions afterwards to keep things comfy. concrete blocks Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

7. A Minimalist Table

Complete your concrete furniture set with a simple table.concrete blocks Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

8. A Portable BBQ Pit

Now that summer is just around the corner it’s almost BBQ weather. Give yourself a head start with this easily constructed, and deconstructed, BBQ setup!concrete blocks Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

9. Stairway To Concrete Heaven

Use concrete blocks to make an attractive and long-lasting staircase in your garden.

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10. Just Add Water

Although this DIY is a little more complicated, it is possible to create a swimming pool with little more than concrete blocks and water.concrete blocks Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

11. TV Stand

Make your TV the centrepiece of the room with this modern TV stand.
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12. Stylish Storage

Lift your bed off the floor and find some extra space for your favourite shoes with this easy DIY.concrete blocks Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

13. Working Hard

Give your home office an industrial upgrade with this easily-constructed desk. Bonus, it’s height adjustable for those days you want a standing desk!
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14. Bright Benches

Bring a pop of colour and comfort into the garden by giving your concrete block bench a splash of paint.concrete blocks bench Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

15. Plaid Planters

Give your potted plants a smart new home with these stunning concrete planters. Just add paint!
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16. Crafty Kebabs

If you can’t wait to construct an entire BBQ before you eat? This simple DIY gets your kebabs on the table in a jiffy. concrete blocks grill Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

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Ikea furniture is a wonderful staple, from students dormitories to first flats, these simple designs are the building blocks of many initial attempts at interior design. But the ubiquitous designs are instantly recognisable and their simplicity doesn’t bring much character to a room. These easy Ikea furniture hacks will take your furniture game to the next level, and give your rooms the polish feeling they deserve.

1. Shiny New Legs

Whip those boring, boxy legs off the Karlstad sofa and replace them to create an entirely upmarket look.

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2. Bold Brackets

Upgrade your Ekby shelf brackets with a touch of gold spray paintIkea Furniture Hacks shelf brackets paint Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

3. A Boozy Transformation

Turn the Vittsjo laptop table into a handy bar cart with some paint, wheels and added storage.

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4. Marbled Marvel

Give the Klubbo coffee table a new lease of life with some marble contact paper.
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5. Somethings Afoot

The Bekväm footstool is barely recognisable after a walnut stain and paint job. With this smart new look it can easily become a side table or nightstand.

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6. The Perfect Bedside Manner

Save yourself another exhausting trip around Ikea to find a nightstand, just pop legs on the Expedit shelving unit and enjoy!
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7. Floating On Cloud Nine

Give your dining room that perfectly polished feel using the Akurum cabinets. With the addition of new knobs and a plank of wood on top these cabinets, it’s the perfect addition to any room.
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8. A New Nesting Look

The Vittsjö becomes a high-end designer piece with the addition of gold spray paint and some faux marble finishing.Ikea Furniture Hacks Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

9. The Midas Touch

In another transformation courtesy of gold spray paint, the Bygel utility cart becomes a gorgeous bar cart. Ikea Furniture Hacks bar cart Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

10. Leather Look

Add interest to the simple Malm dresser by nailing on smart leather pulls.Ikea Furniture Hacks leather pulls handles Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

11. Tufted Tweaks

The versatile Karlstad sofa features again, this time adding tufting to the cushions gives it an entirely different, but gorgeous, look.Ikea Furniture Hacks tufted cushions Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

12. DIY Dip Dye

Although plain wood can be beautiful, this faux dip dye paint makes this side table an interesting element in any room.

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13. All Strung Out

The Foto pendant light is becomes softer with the addition of some jute twine around the string.Ikea Furniture Hacks rope light Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

14. If you like a challenge…

If you’re really looking for a challenge, you can create this children’s dream bed by combining multiple different Ikea units!

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Bare wood furniture and accessories always feature heavily in design magazines, but the products themselves can be extremely expensive. If you want that bare wood look and are willing to get your hands a bit dirty, then these beautiful pallet projects could be the answer for you. There are a variety of projects to inspire you, some are more complex than others, but all of them will add some flair to your home.

1. Summer Swing

Get ready to absorb every ray of sunshine in style with this suspended bed. Find the step by step guide here!
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2. Pallet Cart

Update the organisation in your bathroom and keep everything in arm’s reach with this chic pallet cart. Get your wood stain here.
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3. Pallet Bench

Get outside this summer with a new set of stylish garden furniture, easily created at home for next to nothing!

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4. Kitchen Shelving

Got a collection of beautiful china that’s currently hiding from the light? Create a display case case for your kitchen with a few simple pallets.
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5. Simple Raised Bed

Treat yourself to a chic new bed frame and headboard courtesy of some simple, sanded pallets.

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6. Laundry Organiser

Store your cleaning products in plain view with this neat storage solution.
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7. Pallet Shelves

Display your precious photos and items in pride of place on this rustic shelving.
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8. Hallway Organiser

Tired of spending your mornings hunting for the keys that have managed to hide themselves down the back of the sofa again? This hallway organiser will keep your mornings on time and stress-free.

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9. Bathroom Storage

If your bathroom sink has been buried under a collection of brushes, bottles and tubes, this is the DIY project for you. Keep your surfaces clear and finally see everything in your collection with this simple organiser.
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10. The Ultimate Pallet Projects Patio Furniture Set

Want to invite your friends and family over for a barbecue? Build yourself this stylish set of furniture to ensure that everyone dines in comfort. Or if you’re not quit feeling up to the construction task, buy yourself a new set here.

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11. Pallet Toilet Paper Holder

Swap that boring plastic roll holder for this neat shelf-holder combo.Pallet Projects Toilet Paper Holder Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

Lighting influences the ambiance of a room far more than many people realise, but those beautiful designer lights are often outside the budget. Here we’ve collected 20 lights that, with a bit of creativity, you can DIY at home. This selection of lights focusses on wood-based designs. Not only is wood an easy material to source, but it’s natural warmth lends itself well to home furnishings. From driftwood finds to impressive chandeliers, there is a design for everyone. And this list is by no means exhaustive, so let your imagination go. Recycle, reuse, save and have the satisfaction of making one of these stunning lights by yourself. Let there be light!

1. A Single Slice

This stunning piece highlights the swirling textures and grain of the wood to brilliant effect.

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2. Natural Gothic Chandelier

Using branches to construct this gothic-inspired chandelier softens the design.
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3. Geometric Pendant

This geometric pendant light has a modern, fresh aesthetic.
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4. Lights with a Message

Tell your loved ones how you feel with this heartfelt design.
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5. Bare Bulb

Channel a more industrial vibe with this bare bulb lamp.
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6. Romantic Candle Holders

Up the romance in your house with these sweet, heart candle holders.stunning lights DIY Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

7. Branching Chandelier

Create a piece that that will really light up your life with this dramatic chandelier.stunning lights chandelier branch Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

8. Basic Beauty

Keep things simple with this stylish lamp.

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9. Stylish Lines

These large geometric shades will ensure that your house is full of light and throw stunning shadows across your walls.

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10. The Lone Tree

Why use a branch when you can have the whole tree? Highlight the natural beauty of a tree with this simple light.stunning lights Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

11. Throwing Shadows

Generate a warm aumbience with soft shadows by making this glowing design.

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12. Gathered Bulbs

Ensure that you’re well-lit and make a statement with this simple overhead lighting.stunning lights light feature Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

13. Brass and Wood

Highlight an unusual filament bulb by creating a lamp all about the light-source.stunning light bulb Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

14. Futuristic Floor Lamp

Turn a plank of wood into a modern centre piece by simply cutting it into pieces!
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15. Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars

Perfect for a party, these twinkling stars will light up any wall.stunning lights DIY Star Handy Mano ManoMano Mano Mano Handymano

16. Sculptural Lighting

The bold lines and dark colouring of this lamp means it serves a dual function as a lamp and a piece of art!
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17. Make the Most of Your Mason Jars

Once you’ve finished the delicious contents, upcycle your mason jars into one of these stunning lights.

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18.Woven Shades

These woven lights demonstrate how a simple material can be used in a huge variety of ways.
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19. Stunning Lights Centre Piece

Don’t want the ordinary flowers or candles on your table? Replace both with this bold fixture.
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20. The Guiding Light

Show your guests where to head or add a fun accent piece to your wall with this arrow design.
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Hopefully all of these beautiful designs have given you a lightbulb moment of your own. But if not, check out some of the beautiful light fixtures currently in stock at manomano.co.uk!