Reclaim: Plastic Bottles

The Reclaim series is all about turning discarded old things into beautiful new things. It’s about making treasure from trash, reducing our waste and saving a little money along the way. Each episode features an everyday object and a variety of inspiring ways that object can be reclaimed.

This edition features plastic bottles!

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Have you got any other clever ideas for recycling plastic bottles? If so, please share!

Katie x

PS You can find previous episodes of the reclaim series here.

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Katie is a tea drinking, jewellery making, op-shopping daydreamer. Katie likes vintage dresses, Pictionary, doilies and colourful tights.

21 Responses to “Reclaim: Plastic Bottles”

  1. Fran March 10, 2012 at 12:26 am #

    Oh wow the bracelets are amazing! Such a good idea – I might have to investigate that one. They remind me of snap bracelets. Do you remember them? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slap_bracelet

    • Katie
      Katie March 10, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      Yes, I LOVED slap bracelets! We I was about 7 I had a sparkly one that was pretty much my favourite thing in the whole world! You are right, the plastic bottle cuffs are like lovely, fancy slap bracelets for grownups :)

  2. val gould March 10, 2012 at 12:31 am #

    ohhh I love these ideas so much!

  3. Melanie March 10, 2012 at 12:50 am #

    Such great ideas!!! So many of those ideas up above are so so cool. Makes me feel bad that I usually just recycle my plastic bottles (although I try to buy as little of them as possible) .

    Love this series.

    you guys truly rock! :)

    • Katie
      Katie March 10, 2012 at 9:35 am #

      Yes, late last night I actually found myself rummaging through our recycling bin looking for bottles! I love the first and last pictures especially. Oh and thank you! We think YOU rock!

  4. helsbells March 10, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    I love these beautiful ideas, It is hard to imagine anything beautiful coming from something as ugly as a plastic drinks bottle, but these crafty folks have proved otherwise, thanks for sharing.

    • Katie
      Katie March 10, 2012 at 9:32 am #

      I know, aren’t they clever?! Who’d have thought plastic bottles could look so lovely? :)

  5. Kristen March 10, 2012 at 6:11 am #

    that’s really neat! that list picture is so cute.

  6. Liz March 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    Oh my goodness, I love those ornaments! I would not have realized they were from plastic bottles! How adorable!

    I also love the cuffs! Great ideas :)

  7. Shinypigeon March 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

    I love the bottle bottom curtains…they look so beautiful! :D And and plastic bottle greenhouse! Getting on THAT!

    • Katie
      Katie March 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

      I know! When Reubs and I (one day! hopefully!) own our own place I would love a little bottle greenhouse at the end of the garden! So cute and thrifty! :)

  8. Suzanne March 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    BRILLIANT!! Thank you! I like to reclaim as much as possible but don’t know how to make things look good – these pics are so inspiring.
    Also, we are building a greenhouse. I would LOVE the walls to be made of plastic – wonder if I can convince the parental unit?? I’ve already forwarded your picture.

  9. Gramma G March 16, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    I love these ideas! I especially liked the flower curtain and the gardening shed. Some nice ideas. Thanks for rounding them up. I am featuring you on my blog’s Friday Friends! feature. Come on over and check it out.

  10. Deepthi March 16, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    Wow wow and wow!!!!!
    super liked all the projects!!!

  11. Karla March 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Omg. These are awesome ideas. Thanks so much for gathering them all and sharing. I’m your newest follower thanks to “By George you’ve got it”. :)

    http://bygeorgeyouvegotit.blogspot.com/2012/03/friday-friends_16.html?showComment=1331953672648#c7653884560390937631

  12. Kenavo March 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    I use half bottles to put oilbottles in, to keep my kitchenboard clean.
    In summer I use the upper half upsite down in the garten to water the plants.

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