Upcycled Crafts: How to Make a Plastic Bottle Flower

November 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm Leave a comment

Hello everyone, welcome to another edition of our crafting blog. This week starts off our special edition of Upcycled Crafts since November is Recycling Month. We’ll be widening our scope to include upcycled materials that we don’t normally work with, such as plastic. Today we will be using a plastic soda bottle to make flowers!

Plastic Bottle Flower 1

Supplies

Plastic soda bottle

Scissors

Sharpie

Hot glue

Twig or pipe cleaner

Paper

Step 1:

Cut off bottom half of soda bottle. This bottom portion is what makes up the flower petals. You can try to cut in between the “petals” or just make the outline curved to give the flower shape. Some of the bottles are made of heavy plastic, so it can be difficult to cut!

Step 2:

Make a hole in the center of your flower using either the scissors or an Xacto knife.

Step 3:

Cut a small rectangle out of the paper you have for the stamen, ours measured ½” by 2”. Cut thin strips 1” long, leaving the other 1” intact. Wrap the intact portion around the tip of the twig or pipe cleaner and affix with glue. Curl the strips with scissors. Then, take the pipe cleaner or twig and thread it through the hole you made in step 2.

We put our flower in another plastic bottle filled with dirt, but you’re welcome to display it however you like. Enjoy!

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