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Plastic herb name tags

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I am always on the lookout for new ways to repurpose plastic bottles and have plenty of projects on Home-Dzine.co.za to share. One of my favourites is to use the bottom of a plastic 2-litre bottle for making herb name tags.
 
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Step 1: Cut the bottle

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Use a sharp craft knife to cut off the bottom of your 2-litre bottle. Most plastic bottles have the same basic shape, so you can also use 1-litre bottles or other bottles as well.

Step 2: Make hole for support

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Use a small drill bit to make a hole for the support or stick.  For my project I am also repurposing plastic straws, but you can use twigs or small branches, wood skewers, or anything else that might be suitable for supporting the name tag.

Step 3: Attach support

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Apply a small blob of epoxy glue to secure the support stick to the back of the plastic base, threading it through the drilled hole. Superglue also works well but I find that epoxy glue is more secure and stays stuck for longer!

Step 4: Spray paint

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Grab a can or three of your favourite Rust-Oleum 2X spray colour and spray the herb name tags.  I used a fineline permanent marker to write the names of the herbs onto the front of the flower.

As easy as that!
Pretty, simple and of course recycling. Quite cute! And it's great to see another South African (I assume, from the Pick and Pay bag in your shopping bag Instructable, and the .co.za site) on Instructables!
dezine (author)  flammaefata1 year ago
Definitely a boerjie based in Gauteng!
Hehehe, I'm a soon-to-join-the-working-force student living in a flat in Pretoria wishing for a big garden!
This is such a great idea - the bright colors look awesome. :D