Recently I have discovered a new material for my recycled craft projects. Recycled art and crafting is a great way to upcycle water bottles. You can make amazing handmade flowers from this material.
It takes about 5 min to make this blue flower, the stem and the leafs. All of it is made out of water bottles.
This while flower is also a part of my recycle craft box project and it is made out of plastic bottles.
This was my main recycle craft project of the week. It’s a jewelry box made out of plastic bottles.
It’s my first try in making something like this. Here is a quick step by step how to for this plastic bottle DIY box:
1. Cut plastic bottles to make sheets of plastic
2. Make a paper pattern of the box
3. Cut out the plastic (you should fold two sheets of it together. Each side of the box is made out of two sheets of plastic)
4. Make holes on the edges with a pricker
5. Crochet each of the sides over with yarn using crocheting hook.
6. Stitch the box together with the hook and yarn.
7. Decorate it.
I have to admit, my first box turned out to be a little crooked. That’s because I did not make a paper pattern for it and cut the pieces unevenly. But still I really like it. It’s a nice recycled craft project to start with.
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I have long thought about making a handmade vase. My recent interest in water bottle crafts has helped me to manage the task.
Here is what I used for this water bottle handmade vase project:
– a water bottle
– old crocheted baby dress
– Some blue yarn and crocheting hook
– handmade medallion I’ve made from a plastic bottle
Here is the step by step process of making this water bottle handmade vase:
I cut off the top part of the water bottle. Then I measured the baby dress against the bottle size and cut the piece out. Since the material is crocheted, the dress can be easily pricked with the crocheting hook.
I crocheted over the side edge of the material. I got a tube made out of it. Then I pulled in onto the water bottle. I pricked the holes with the pricker on the top edge of the water bottle to crochet the material to it.
Finally, I have attached the medallion and crocheted the chain handle for the vase. I have also crocheted together the bottom part of the material beneath the vase.
Presently I’ve decided to use this water bottle handmade vase to store my spices in. But it can be also used as a vase, it can hold the water in.
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