Don’t you love creative reuse and up-cycle?
When I set out to gather a few ideas on how we can reuse plastic bottles, I did not expect to find so many amazing and useful things to make for our home and garden!
Proceed at you own risk: you may never look at plastic bottles the same way again!
1. 2 Liter Bottle Fruit Picker
All the peaches, apples and pears are no longer out of reach with this easy picker made from a 2 Liter bottle and a 1×1 shaped into a handle. According to Allan, it takes only 20 minutes to make, and works great! ( Grit | Allan )
2. Irrigation Reservoir
Learning from a failed strawberry tower last year, we made several improvements. This built-in plastic bottle reservoir made a huge difference! ( A Piece Of Rainbow )
3. Shampoo Bottle Garden Light
Cut a translucent bottle, pop in a LED tea light. We get an elegant garden light in under 1 hour. ( Instructables | Ruud )
4. Plastic Bottle Charging Station
Love this organization hack and the gorgeous fabric added onto the bottle with [easyazon_link identifier=”B001IKES5O” locale=”US” tag=”apieceofrainb-20″]Mod Podge ![/easyazon_link] If you are concerned about hanging it directly on the plug, just hang it on the wall next to an outlet. ( Make it Love it | Ashley )
5. Soda Bottle Bird House
I don’t want to use this over used word … but just look at those “roof tiles”, so CUTE! ( Cool2Craft | Heidi )
6. Instant Mini Greenhouse
This super quick “greenhouse” can effectively raise the temperature about 10 degrees! There are 3 tips on how to use them well. ( A Piece Of Rainbow )
7. Soda Bottle Cat Planter
I will never look at a soda bottle the same way again! Ingenious! ( Bru DIY )
8. Painted Bottle Passive Heating System
I LOVE the use of old jugs that have been spray painted black in this greenhouse. They are filled with water. During the day the water warms up, and at the night, they radiate extra heat inside the greenhouse! ( Heather | How Does She )
9. Plastic Bottle Watering Can
I have this love for watering cans…. one can never have too many of them, right? ( A Journey To A Dream | Astra )
10. Plastic Bottle Sprinkler
Squeal! How much fun is this?!?
11. Soda Bottle Zipper Pencil Case
Imagine going on a field trip, this would be perfect for keeping an art journal! ( Doodlecraft | Natalie )
12. Chicken Waterer
The basin type waterer can get contaminated quickly by these active little cuties. Heather used sturdy plastic jugs ( like juice or vinegar jugs) and these easy to install [easyazon_link identifier=”B004NEIS1M” locale=”US” tag=”apieceofrainb-20″]Poultry Chicken nipple – Waterer [/easyazon_link] to make some great hanging waterers. ( Scratch Cradle | Heather )
13. Hanging planter
So many ways to make hanging planters from plastic bottles. We may have to make all three versions!
14. Plastic Bottle Greenhouse
15. Soda Bottle Canopy
OK, most of us may not be ready to do this : 1,500 recycled bottles with a bit of colored liquid in each bottle – but the magnificent canopy sure inspires us to see new levels of possibilities! ( Treehugger | Garth Britzman )
16. Plastic Bottle Kayak
Merrily merrily… life is a dream. Plastic bottles and [easyazon_link identifier=”B000BO9PA6″ locale=”US” tag=”apieceofrainb-20″]Liquid Nails PolyAdhesive[/easyazon_link] are all we need for a carefree day floating on a lake! ( Instructables | Jake )
If you don’t want the up-cycled magic to end, check out 18 inspiring ideas for upcycled glass bottles and jars!