At the DIY Divas upholstered ottoman workshop yesterday we were discussed recycling. One of the ladies mentioned how to make party favours using the base of a plastic bottle. Not quite understanding what she meant, I experimented with different ways and lo and behold, you can make fantastic party favour containers with a plastic bottle. Here is my first attempt. A bright candy pink party favour with a black butterfly.
You can use any size of plastic bottle depending on whether you want small or large party favour containers. I am using a 2-litre plastic bottle. You need to cut off the top section of the bottle as shown left and you can use the marks on the bottle as a guide.
Some bottles have vertical indents and you can use these to cut lines down to the base. If your bottle doesn't have any indents, divide into 5 equal sections.
Keep your cut a distance of 3cm away from the line that marks the cup shape at the bottom of the bottle. Don't worry if you get it wrong the first time - you can use the base for another project.