Introduction: Upcycle It! Plastic Bottle Zipper Change Holder

Make a plastic bottle zipper change holder using everyday household items!  Instead of tossing those plastic bottles in the trash, use them to make a change holder!  Lighten landfills, make something useful and be artistic at the same time with your change holder creation. 

Step 1: Preparation Upcycle It! Plastic Bottle Zipper Change Holder

Supplies Needed:

2     Clean, empty twenty-ounce bottles       1     11-inch zipper
1     Glue gun and glue stick                         1     Box cutter or craft knife
1     Pair of scissors                                      1     Single-hole punch (optional)
1     Craft needle (optional)                           1     Spool of thick thread (optional)
Various decoration items such as glitter, stickers, etc. (optional)

Step 2: Upcycle It! Plastic Bottle Zipper Change Holder

Using a box cutter or craft knife, cut bottle two inches from the bottom and use scissors to remove the top portion of the bottle.  Repeat step on the other bottle. 

Step 3: Upcycle It! Plastic Bottle Zipper Change Holder

Make the edges straight and clean with a pair of scissors.  Most bottles have a ridge you can use as a guide. 


Step 4: Upcycle It! Plastic Bottle Zipper Change Holder

Close bottles one on top of the other and make sure they touch and seal as close as possible.

Skip to Step 8 if you do not intend to make the change holder by stitching thread. 

Step 5: OPTIONAL Upcycle It! Plastic Bottle Zipper Change Holder

Punch two holes close together near the top of the cut portion of the bottle.  Repeat step to the other bottle. 

Step 6: OPTIONAL Upcycle It! Plastic Bottle Zipper Change Holder

Wrap the zipper around the edge of the bottle and support the zipper end with a piece of tape, if necessary.  Be sure to have a bit of the fabric from the zipper above the plastic and that the zipper faces out.   This will ensure the zipper fuctions properly.  Also make sure that the end of the zipper is in line with the two holes. 

Step 7: OPTIONAL Upcycle It! Plastic Bottle Zipper Change Holder

Thread needle and stitch zipper onto bottle from the inside to the outside the two holes openings.  Tie thread tightly when finished to secure stitches to zipper and bottle.  Cut excess thread.  Repeat step to other bottle.

Step 8: Upcycle It! Plastic Bottle Zipper Change Holder

If you skipped the optional steps, continue here from Step 4. 

Wrap the zipper around the edge of the bottle and support the zipper end with a piece of tape, if necessary. Be sure to have a bit of the fabric from the zipper above the plastic and that the zipper faces out. This will ensure the zipper fuctions properly. 

Step 9: Upcycle It! Plastic Bottle Zipper Change Holder

Open the zipper.  Add glue on one side of the fabric of the zipper and place on the inside of the bottle.  Continue until you wrap the zipper around the bottle.  Repeat step to other bottle.

Step 10: Upcycle It! Plastic Bottle Zipper Change Holder

Decorate your plastic bottle zipper change holder however you wish! 

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Cute! What a great idea!

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