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

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.
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients
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)

Picture of cut bottle into these parts (unscrew cap)
cut bottle into these parts (unscrew cap)

Step 3: Drill

Picture of drill
drill hole in center of cap and bottle bottom

Step 4: Attach

Picture of attach
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

Picture of screw it
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

Picture of use
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.