Introduction: How to Make a Sealed Container Out of a Soda Cup and Bottle

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You can make a sealed container from a disposable soda cup and a soda bottle. These small containers are stackable and good for holding small parts like nails, craft supplies, snacks or many other uses.

I got tired of knocking my brush cleaning bottle over, soaking everything when the water spilled. Repurposing a plastic soda bottle and a plastic soda cup I made a nifty art brush cleaning bottle with a snug fitting lid.

The lid can also be a small container to use for small parts, glue or paint.

Step 1: Materials Needed

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A 16 oz plastic soda bottle.
A 32 oz plastic soda cup.
Sharp craft scissors.

Be careful when using sharp scissors.

Children may need to be supervised when making this project.

Step 2: Prepare the Cup and Bottle

Rinse and dry the cup and the bottle. Remove the label from the soda bottle.

Prepare your work surface by covering it with newspaper.

Step 3: Cut the Bottle and the Cup

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Using a sharp pair of scissors, cut the soda bottle just above the lines, approximately 3 1/2 inches from the bottom. Cut just above the indent on the bottle. I used both a Coca Cola bottle and a Dr Pepper bottle. Other bottles may work as well.

Cut the soda cup above the line leaving a lip of about 1/4 inch.

Step 4: Put the Cup in the Bottle

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The cup becomes the bottles lid, it should fit snuggly into the top of the soda bottle.

The lid is a great place to put things like nuts, bolts, nails, beads, buttons,  glue or paint.

The bottle can be used as a storage container for many supplies or for water or other cleaning liquid for brushes. if you cut a notch in the lid, it can be a place to hold a brush with paint or glue on it.

When you are finished, snap the lid into place and the container has a snug top. These containers are stackable and you can see the contents.


rita_rkr (author)2016-01-25

Love it!

Mindmapper1 (author)2013-11-07

if you get the soda bottle cut the bottle as you have done, remove the screw top and invert the top of the bottle into the bottom of the bottle you will get a brush washer that wont spill!

dkrall (author)2013-11-07

an old tuperware container works just as good too. like one you get when you buy sliced lunch meat.

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