On Wednesday we talked about an awesome new roofing concept that could improve quality of live in the developing world and tackle some of the plastic bottle pollution, but what about those empty plastic bottles we're generating over here? Recycling plastic is OK, but reusing is always more efficient. Check out these plastic bottle crafts to keep some of that single use plastic out of your bin!
1. Self-Watering Containers
You can use plastic soda bottles to create your own self-watering herb garden! What a great way to keep growing some of your own food through the chilly months without having to worry about watering too much or too little.
2. Candle Holder
Grab a pair of scissors and a few other common supplies and turn an old plastic bottle into a cute candle holder! This tutorial calls for a batter-powered candle, but you could also use this same concept with a tea light. Just make sure the tea light is nestled securely, so the flame doesn't get too close to the plastic and melt it.
3. Ribbon Dispenser
I love anything that helps organize my craft room, and I also love storage that lets me see what's inside, so things are easier to find. These ribbon dispensers made from plastic bottles are a great way to organize your ribbon collection and upcycle a plastic bottle or two at the same time!
4. Blow Some Bubbles
What a fun way to get the kiddos involved in upcycling! It's super simple to turn a plastic bottle into a bubble blower. You can get the instructions here.
5. Bag Sealer
Still got the top and cap from making that candle holder above? You can use the rest of the bottle to seal bags in your pantry!
Have you guys made anything fun from reclaimed plastic bottles? Tell us your favorites in the comments!