With California in a severe drought and the water companies enforcing strict water usage rules, recycling is a great way to both help the environment and decorate a backyard. In this tutorial you will learn how to make flowers out of plastic bottles.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
You will need the following materials:
String Lights (solar or plug in)
Step 2: Cutting the Plastic Bottle
Cut along the ridge that's right above the water label. Cutting along the ridge will allow you to cut in a straight line.
Step 3: Making the Petals
Cut 5 equally spaced vertical lines. The vertical cuts should be approximately 1 1/2 inches in length.
Step 4: Giving the Petals Shape and Form
Make curved edges between each vertical cut that was made in step 3.
Pull the petals back toward the bottle cap.
Step 6: Paint Your Flowers
Choose your favorite colors and paint your flowers with acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry and paint a second coat.
Step 7: Make a Hole OnThe Bottle Cap
Using a pen, make a hole on the bottle cap
Step 8: Decorating a String of Lights
Carefully insert a light into the hole that you made using the pen.
Step 9: Decorate Your Back Yard
Wrap the string of lights around a tree. Whether there's sunlight or moonlight, your backyard will have a beautiful display of reused plastic flowers.