Introduction: Plastic Bottles Make Great Piggy Banks!

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And the fun just keeps on comin'... When I came up with the idea of using plastic cold drink bottles for tea, coffee and sugar cannisters, so many other ideas popped into my head that I just had to give them all a try. This one repurposes plastic bottles into piggy or cow saving banks.

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There are two different designs shown. On the left is the cow bottle and for this one the lid fits over the top of the bottom section and can easily be removed. The piggy bank on the right has a lid that also sits on top of the bottom section, but it is a much tighter fit and is not as easy to remove.

Both the above designs were painted with Rust-Oleum 2X satin spray paint and then the details added with acrylic craft paint. There is no limit to the designs you can put onto your bottles... go crazy with your imagination or let the kids decorate their own.

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I am busy making a plastic money box which is being sprayed with chalkboard paint, and on this one you can see better how the lid fits on top.

The piggy bank is made in a similar way to the tea, coffee and sugar cannisters, but the lid sits on the outside rather than on the inside.

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Start off by cutting the plastic bottles with a sharp craft knife and then use a sharp pair of scissors to trim them down to the required size.

I am sure there are still many ways to repurpose plastic bottles like these into other useful items, and if you come up with any ideas, please drop me a line with your project.  You can contact me via


MaliM (author)2015-05-26

Clever I have a day centre for adults with learning difficulties.They will love this. thank you.

greenpoodlecreations (author)2015-02-18

Really Cute!

bikinanjari (author)2013-01-23

so cute...

drwebster (author)2012-11-23

nifty and cute

emilyvanleemput (author)2012-08-06

These are soooooo adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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