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