Introduction: Bottled Christmas Tree

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A Christmas tree that is practically free!

Step 1: SUPPLIES

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  • Four 2 Liter Soda bottles
    • I got mine from a banquet(everyone drank the sodas and were going to toss the bottles)
  • One Pair of scissors
    • I had scissors at home
  • 3 sheets of scrap paper
    • This paper was from a health packet from my freshman year
  • Tape (I used a lint roller because I didn't have any tape on hand)
    • I had lint rollers at my house
  • Sharpies of desired color
    • Sharpies were found in my house

Step 2: COLORING

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  • Cut middle of the bottles out
  • Divide into equal length strips
  • Color with desired colors

Step 3: ASSEMBLING

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  • Roll the 3 sheets of paper so that it fits into the nozzle of the soda bottle
  • Use the nozzle as a stand
  • Cut the sheets of colored plastic horizontally
  • Tape on the colored plastic onto the rolled paper

Step 4: ASSEMBLING

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  • Continue same steps until you reach the top

Step 5: ASSEMBLING

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  • You may want to taper the tree for a triangular look.

Step 6: DECORATIONS

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  • Color the tops of the other 3 bottles with desired color
  • Cut it into one continuous thin spiral ring

Step 7: DECORATIONS

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  • Wrap around tree
  • Repeat with another color if so desired

Step 8: CHRISTMAS TREE

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  • Up-cycling: to reuse in such a way as to create a product of higher quality than the original.
    • Up-cycling can increase the value of the product from the original.
    • You can up-cycle by taking paper and making it into oragami, or taking bottles and making it into a Christmas tree.
    • Up-cycling is different from recycling because recycling is converting waste into a reusable material that is of lower grade. Recycling is prolonging the life span of a resource by making something of lower quality with the recycled product. Up-cycling however, is creating something new from the same original product. Up-cycling can be repeated in returning materials back up the supply chain while recycling degrades the material and can be used only for lower quality items.
  • Reduce: to make something smaller or use less, resulting in a smaller amount of waste.
    • An important part in reducing is conserving. Conservation is the act of using natural resources wisely and using it less in order to avoid waste.
    • A way to reduce is to purchase products with less packaging.
  • Reuse: to use something more than once.
    • Reusing materials in their original form to help the environment.
    • One way to reuse is to use washable cups and bowls instead of disposable ones.
  • Recycle: to convert waste into reusable material.
    • Many things such as cans, bottles, and paper can be recycled. By recycling, it will reduce the amount of resources extracted from the earth.

    • A way to recycle is to put recyclable items into recycling bins. A few things that can be recycled are: Aluminum cans, cardboard, glass, magazines, metal, newspaper, paper, plastic bags, plastic bottles, steel cans, copy paper, yard waste.

Step 9: Credits

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Comments

rissareecee (author)2014-12-13

I love this idea so much it's adorable and cute

Kozmicblues69 (author)2014-12-12

Very clever! And sooo cool! I'm living abroad and I haven't no tree here so, you have gave me an idea :) Thanks!

Jason_Pham (author)2014-12-11

OMG SO COOL DIANE SO COOL LOL, IT SAVE ME SOOO MUCH MONEY, NOW I CAN HAVE A CHRISTMAS TREE.

DucV (author)2014-12-11

k.

diane.lin.94 (author)DucV2014-12-11

brb dying. OH MY GOD. OHHHHHHHH MY GOOOOOOOD.

kbc2 (author)2014-12-11

that is pretty and cool! I have a bag of bottle at work that I can use.

peppypickle (author)2014-12-11

oh my gosh, absolutely lovely! and so environmentally friendly, too!

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