With Instructables you can share what you make with the world and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
share what you made with text, photos, video, and files
gather your favorite instructables together
We have a be nice comment policy. Please be positive and constructive.
Nice little hack. I note that not only does it make a spoon that is as light and cheap (dumpster-dive at the recycling station for raw materials) as possible, but if you use one as the pattern on the other sides of the same bottle, you can make enough for the whole backpacking family and they will next together into very little volume.
DON'T put those in the dishwasher, though. That PETE (recycle symbol #1) won't take the heat. If you want a dishwasher-safe spoon, start with a HDPE bottle (#2) like those pint milk bottles or a lot of cosmetics/shampoo containers (run them through the dishwasher before use).
A related hack: The lightest and cheapest possible backpacking plate/bowl is the bottom 3 inches of a half-gallon or gallon HDPE (milky white plastic) milk jug. Mark, cut, you're done. And you can stack several of them together.
Great idea, made myself a spoon from a ginger beer bottle in forty second with a multi tool I keep on my keyring. Surprisingly durable, have left it in my rucksack and used it a few times.Thanks!
Spoon Lampby moormon_adair
Plastic spoon pendant lightby bisozozo
A table lamp from plastic bottlesby dezine
How to Make a Homemade DIY Air Conditionerby ApexTV
Quick and easy homestead uses for Plastic Bottles (PET)by velacreations
plastic bottle Crabby chaitanyak
Plastic Pop Art Posterby katanderson
Upcycle it! Plastic Bottle Zipper Change Holderby MCLD- Guadalupe Branch Library
Bottle Gardenby NaturalCulture
Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trapby Darthorso
Download our new apps for iOS, Android and Windows 8!
© 2014 Autodesk, Inc.
By clicking "Create Account" you are indicating that you have read and agree to the Terms of service.
Already a member? Login »
Enter the email associated with your account and we will send you your username and a temporary password.
Not a member? Sign Up »