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Picture of Milk Bottle Quilled Clock
Well this is another one of our favorites, bit of a oldy but I think it is time that it was given another showing. To see more from us go to www.upcycle.co.za. If you are a big corporate and love our work sponsor us by ordering from us.

Step by step instructions showing how to make your own beautiful quilled clock by upcycling milk bottles.

For any questions contact: Winnie
With this project we collected plastic milk bottles which would have otherwise ended up in the trash and eventually on a landfill site.
Some brands of milk use bottles that have very sticky labels that are hard to remove, and others have bottles that have ridges up the sides. Look for the milk bottles have labels that are very easy to remove and a large flat central section in the bottle, which is what we primarily use in our upcycling crafts.


Recycling and making new and interesting upcycled products from waste materials is quite easy to do with just a little effort and creativity and helps relieve the enormous pressure on our landfill sites, and ultimately, our planet.

We reduced our carbon footprint by recycling used plastic milk bottles, turning them into this beautiful, upcycled clock - a great handmade recycled gift that makes a difference! follow our easy step by step instructions and see just how easy it is to make your own!

What you will need:

Sturdy table or work surface
Clock mechanism and hands
8x 2 litre used milk bottles, washed and ready to be recycled
Acrylic paint & roller, or spraypaint (we used black)
Round hardboard clockface
Metal ruler
Craft knife
Pencil
Acetone (for cleaning)
Old rag (for cleaning


 
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candilee472 years ago
Wow, so awesome and original!! I make clocks using LPs but nothing nearly as cool as this, well done!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Awesome clock idea!
marfru (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thank you !