Plastic bottles have become a common feature of our lives and are used for various purposes, from your favorite soda bottles to your shampoo or laundry detergent containers.
They are hardy and convenient but unfortunately, these bottles can take up to 450 years to decompose (hear that? 450!). Recycling these plastic bottles helps the planet by conserving resources, reducing pollution, and saving energy.
In our bag of fun DIY projects, we have ten unique ways to recycle your plastic bottles to help the planet while making those bottles useful again as containers, watering jugs, and even a footstool!
If you have a garden and you want to be an environmentally conscious plant parent, you can totally make your own watering jug with any large empty plastic bottles you may have lying around your home. It’s really easy too!
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A vertical garden is a great way to get into the gardening hobby, especially for beginners. Now, the end of the year may not be the best time to plant flowers, but you can try your hand at growing something easy you can actually eat like beans, cabbage, or herbs and vegetable sprigs. It’s good for the environment and is as chic as any Toast Creative Studios design.
To make a garlic planter, start by buying fresh garlic, and breaking the cloves (seeds) from it. Next, fill the bottle you got with soil and use your knife to cut out small triangular shapes on the sides. Push the cloves into these open sides and add a bit of water. You will have garlic plants sprouting in no time.
If you want a fun-looking yet useful DIY project, you can make a piggy bank. Kids especially are really gonna love this one. All you need is a plastic bottle, some paper for the ears and feet, googly eyes, and some paint.
It’s actually an ‘anything’ holder but at Toast, we like snacks so an eco-friendly snack holder it is! You also don’t have to make just one, you can make as many as you need.
One great thing about plastic bottles is that they are very resilient and that means they make great containers and ‘holders’. Whether you want to hang it or stand it, here’s a way for you to make a utensil holder.
Another way to deftly recycle your plastic bottles in a practical way is to make a no-sew pencil case with two plastic bottles, a zipper long enough to cover the circumference of your bottle, and some glue. Let’s get crafting!
Now, this is a more challenging DIY craft. It’s also going to require a lot of glue and many plastic bottles but on the bright side, is a great way to upcycle plastic bottles and help the earth go greener.
Wanna know how to use plastic bottles to store your dry foods? Read on! You don’t need many materials for this project just your bottles, a cutting tool, and stickers or labels to decorate with
Have you ever needed to charge your phone while you were out but your cord was too short? Or you just don’t like putting your phone on the floor? This DIY project is for you and the best part? It’s so easy!
We would *love* to see all the different ways you have recycled your plastic bottles at home. If you make anything from this article, post it on any social media platform and tag us! Use the hashtag #InspiredByToast