DIY recycling projects are always cool, especially when you can turn your trash into something new and useful. We’ve written posts about ways to recycle before, but it turns out there’s so much that you can do with recycle plastic bottles that they deserved their own post.
The PET plastic that most plastic beverage bottles are made of is a fairly useful material – it’s resilient, flexible, transparent and food safe. As such, there are probably countless applications for these bottles that will give them second lives. These 23 are a great place to start, but can you think of your own as well?
Beautiful Mosaic From Caps Left By Hurricane Sandy
Cherry Blossom Paint Stamp
Intricate Bottle Vase
Sci-Fi Rocket Jet Pack
Solar Light Bulb
Bottle Cap Decoration
Bonus. How about Books?
Take some blank white coasters or white tiles and turn them into something spectacular. Just cut some pages out of your favorite book. Then Mod Podge them to a blank coaster or tile.
Book Knife Block
Tie a lot of books together with twine. Stand them upright and just slide your knives in between the pages to create a knife block.
Stacked Book Planter
Stack and glue some books together or just use one. Cut out space for your potted plant inside your books. Pop your plant right in.
Secret Book Safe
Use books to hide your treasures. You can make an awesome safe with books.
Book Spine Bookmarks
Some book spines look really nice, especially the ones from older books. Just cut the spine out and put a hole punch at the top. Run a ribbon through it and use it as a bookmark.
Office Supply Organizer
Stack some books and glue them together. Cut holes in them big enough to place a tin can. Slip the can in and use it as an office supply organizer.
Book Page Votive Holders
Dress up your votive holders with book pages. Just cut your pages to size. Then glue paper to the outside of the glass votive holder.
Book Hand Bag
Get some extra use out of that book by using it every day. Turn it into a sweet purse.
Book Jewelry Box
Make a gorgeous jewelry box from an old book. All you need is some cardboard, glue, and razor knife.
Book Tablet Case
Do you read a lot of books on your tablet? Make it known with a DIY tablet case made from an old book. Learn how to make one in the video below.
Book Coat Rack
This is a really stunning project for book lovers. It takes some wood, a few books, and nails.
Vintage Clutch Purse
This is the cutest clutch ever. It was inspired by a Kate Spade clutch.
Book Page Jewelry
Keep a piece of your favorite book with you always by turning it into jewelry. They are super simple to make.
Cover Furniture or a Wall
Create an accent wall by gluing book pages to a wall. You can also spruce up your furniture with book pages. Just Mod Podge your pages to the furniture.
Book Table Lamp