The description of DIY Plastic Bottle Tutorials
There has been a lot of green crafting projects and trends popping up recently, which I think is very exciting! Taking care of our planet is important and as crafters, we take pride in gathering basic materials (sometimes used) and turning them into a unique creation. But using recycled products and materials can be challenging, especially when dealing with bottle plastic.
Bottle plastic are tricky because they're easy to forget about when it comes to recycling. I always mean to recycle my bottle plastic, but somehow they find their way into secret, hidden places - like underneath the car seat or in the trash. With something so small, it's easy to just toss them away without a thought. But it's never too late to change. Instead of tossing your bottle plastic away, create intriguing bottle plastic projects that you can wear all year round. If you can remember to hold onto your bottle plastic - both metal and plastic - there are a large variety of bottle plastic crafts that you can make!
Here are some of ideas:
You can create stylish necklaces using either metal or plastic bottle plastic. Plastic are particularly a good choice, since many recycling centers won't accept them. A Funky Reused plastic Necklace is a great way to turn what-would-have-been trash, into a beloved treasure. What's fun about that particular project is the painting. I have always been an admirer of bold jewelry, so if you are too, try painting each plastic a different color. Pair your bright necklace with a black dress to add some color and intrigue. Play with different sized plastic to create more unique shapes and designs. If you'd rather use metal plastic to fashion a necklace, try cutting out your favorite pictures from magazines and pasting them inside the plastic. This will make the necklace even more personalized and special to you.
Project could easily be turned into a cool pair of earrings, just add a small jump rings and hooks. In order to add the jump ring, use a small nail and a hammer to create a hole on the edge of the bottle plastic. If you prefer your earrings to be more plain, simply add the jump ring to the plastic themselves and paint them a classic color such as black or a dark gray. This way, they'll match whatever you're wearing.
Pick out your favorite ones and string them together on a metal chain for an easy bracelet. For a more looking bracelet, try embedding an old charm or broach inside a metal plastic. Once you find a charm that fits inside, pour resin over the charm and up to the brim of the plastic. Once it dries, you can sand it down to get rid of any unevenness. Attach the embellished plastic to any bracelet or chain of your choosing.