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Plastic Bottle pen/pencil/paperclip/nut/bolts etc. holder

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Reuse a plastic bottle to make a stable yet tasteful holder of any 2 types of things, e.g., pens and paperclips, nults and bolts. The bottle in the middle is gatorade.
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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96 oz. plastic bottle, razor knife, drill with 5/32 bit, 5/32 pop rivet and rivet gun

Step 2: Cut bottle into these parts (unscrew cap)

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cut bottle into these parts (unscrew cap)

Step 3: Drill

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drill hole in center of cap and bottle bottom

Step 4: Attach

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rivet the cap to the bottle bottom with the inside cup of each facing the same way. I usually insert the rivet through the bottle bottom then the cap. A small nut and bolt would work just as well. I did not have much luck with the glue I tried.

Step 5: Screw it

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screw the bottle top back into the cap. The result is remarkably stable. The smaller you cut the diameter of the bottle top relative to the base the more stable it is.

Step 6: Use

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A driver behind this was the need for a cup for pens where I could see the contents at a glance. And its very hard to spill.
hogzilla6 years ago
DEE-luxe project!!!! Thank-you
johnbaloney6 years ago
This is great it reminds me of a bottle cutting kit my dad got in the early 70s. He turned every beer and wine bottle into a glass, cup or holder thingy. Link to the kit is herehere.
whitish6 years ago
oooooooo tastefull!
codester6 years ago
I'll definetly try this. I just need to drink that 2 gallon bottle of cranberrie juice.......
Sunbanks6 years ago
Is there any other way to attach the two peices other than using a rivet?
andyboy (author)  Sunbanks6 years ago
Step 4: "...A small nut and bolt would work just as well. I did not have much luck with the glue I tried."
Whoops! I didn't see that. Thank you.
Most any two part epoxy works great on plastics like these, you can get it at any department or hardware store.
kirkland signature. you go to costco dont you.
sickdog746 years ago
Very nice!
zazato6 years ago
thanks a lot
Gjdj36 years ago
Good idea. I could store electronic components in this.
Firebert0106 years ago
Way cool idea. It's a shame I don't have more desk space or I would use this to store the excessive amount of capacitors lying around...
xtank56 years ago
You should sell these. I can think of a few people who would buy them. Namely, secretaries and teachers. Really cool!
bumpus6 years ago
did you know those little pop rivets fit perfictly into a legoman hand, they make pretty cool swords..
Cool! Well Done! Looks great!!
Wow! These are amazing! They actually look like store-bought items. Great job! Will definitely do this, instead of wasting money on small cases and stuff. +1 rating. (added to favorites.