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I'm still continuing my fascination with what can be done with plastic bottles and lately I have been experimenting with making a wall hook out of the handle of an Odwalla bottle.


Step 1: things you need

A plastic bottle with an included handle, like an Odwalla bottle or vinegar bottle.
Small soda bottle cap
drill for hanging
drill bit for a pilot hole
three longish screws
polymer clay (or something else to fill the inside of it for strength)
  some commenters suggested using concrete instead - which is inexpensive and an interesting alternative
vapour mask and hot knife (or you can use scissors though I find the hot knife easier to control)
microwave
largish glass or plastic container
water
(optional) plastic paint



Boiling clay!?! What a great tip.
isn't that great! No fumes! I think that is the best part of this idea
I like it the best, too. Thanks!
It looks so strong that even few extra pounds of me wouldnt hurt. Great work !
thank you! I want to test it out and see just how much it can hold - maybe soon I will try heavier things and see how long it holds up
Love the idea and the look of the hook. I think I might try to pour a bit of concrete reinforced with wire and see how that turns out. Also read about this plastic you can purchase pretty reasonably that mixes with a cataylist and hardens right up. The guy uses it for submersibles so it has too be awfully good. http://www.dascarplastics.com/ <br> <br>Here's a link to an amazing site on many levels and full of information if you want to pay a visit. http://www.submarineboat.com/index.htm Well worth a vist! <br>
Yes, yes, concrete with a piece of flexible iron -- great upgrade idea! Need to prepare the holes up front (or half-cured?), though, as drilling afterwards could be a depressing experience, I guess.
Thank you. Concrete is a good idea - and cheap too. I would be the wire wouldn't be necessary.
I love this the only problem I am having is the cost of the clay. It is quiet expensive here. <br>But great Instructable thanks I will keep this in mnd.
Very neat! <br>I've not come across 'Sculp[ey' yet but can't help wondering ... would a bought hook be cheaper? I still like the idea though.
Well, if you just want to buy a hook, this is the wrong website! =)
So true - Fortunately, like you, I'd rather make one!<br>In fact when my wife wanted just such a hook out in the gee-gee's yard a few weeks ago I used the 3D printer and about four hours of my life (after one - possibly two - failed attempts) to print one for her!<br>
Hopefully if I ever get a 3d printer, they'll be faster by that time.
Don't count on it!
ok whatever
great!
Another fantastic way of reusing old plastic HDPE bottles :) MAy I just suggest something though? How about, instead of using a hot knife to cut the handle out, just mark with something like a 'Sharpie' and cut it out with scissors. No fume hazard that way. It's how I always cut these bottles. I use them for all sorts from scoops to funnels (great for pouring motor oil into the car engine) or just the lower half of the bottle as a basin for when I strip down small things for cleaning. Well done :)
Sure you can do that, I find the hot knife easier to control
Great! Thanks for sharing.
thank you!
Great idea, looks like it works really well! I like the different material suggestions in the comments. That's how you know you've got a good instructable, it's easy for other people to &quot;plus&quot;.
It is a nice idea, and well executed, but way too much work and cost for a coat hook. You could make an attractive serviceable sustainable hook out of a tree fork with a saw and a knife in about 10 minutes for free. Another approach if you really want to use the plastic might be to make a plaster or concrete mold and fill the mold with melted/softened plastic instead of expensive sculpy.
This looks very professional I almost thought it was 3D printed for a second Great Job!
thanks! :)
Amazing idea. I want to make a batch of these just to have handy. Sculpty can be somewhat expensive. I might explore other materials...
cool, if you find something that works, let us know - sculpey is expensive, you're right
brilliant use of the old bottle. do you think filling it with hot glue would work as an alternative?
I think that might work, yes
Very well done. Bravo.
yay, thanks!
I like DIY! ;-D
me too =)
Very creative. I admire the fact that you were able to look at something as useless as an empty juice bottle and were able to repurpose it into something useful. Bravo!
thank you!