DIY Plastic String (from a PET Bottle) *UPCYCLING*

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Introduction: DIY Plastic String (from a PET Bottle) *UPCYCLING*

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Today I show you how to make 15 - 20 meters of plastic string from one 1-liter PET bottle.


At these days, we throw all the plastic bottles (deposit-free) away immediately. But some things can be reused easily, such as (deposit-free) plastic bottles.

WATCH my video on YouTube : DIY Plastic String (from a PET bottle)

or look at my photo gallery as shown below

It's so easy ... You will not believe it

Re- / Upcycling is the future !


BUT BE CAREFUL !!! The blade of the pencil sharpener is very sharp. DO NOT HURT YOURSELF !!!

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Step 1: You Need:

- a knife

- a screwdriver

- 2 screws

- 6 washers

-a pencil sharpener ( 1 blade )

and an empty PET bottle

Step 2: The Screws and Washers

Take 3 washers and one screw and screw them, as you can see on the photo, on a wooden plate.

Do it 2 times with a distance of about 5 mm

Step 3: The Blade

Take one blade from a pencil sharpener and put it between the 1st. and 2nd. washer (from TOP) as you can see on the photos. The sharp side away from you !!! Be CAREFULL !!! Don't hurt yourself !!!

Step 4: The Bottle

Take an empty PET bottle and cut off the end ( with a sharp knife) ! BE CAREFULL ! Don't hurt yourself !!

Step 5: Start to Make Strings

Take the PET bottle and put it with the cut-off end between the washer.

Push it a little bit down to get a "Start-String" and pull it CAREFULLY !!! Don't hurt yourself !!!!

Step 6: Result

...from a typical 1-liter PET bottle you can get 15 - 20 meters of string....

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65 Comments

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KaffkaK
KaffkaK

4 years ago

Your bottle cutter is brilliant by its simplicity !!!

A bit more complicated stuff from a Russian guy on the same subject. The most interesting thing about the guy - he is a lawyer.

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Furncycled
Furncycled

Reply 1 year ago

Wow amazing

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Lavoz24
Lavoz24

Reply 4 years ago

He made a bow strings from plastic string! Impressive!

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Dvini
Dvini

4 years ago

Amazing and really simple! good job.

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TeresaM7
TeresaM7

4 years ago

That's the simplest one I've seen yet. I'm going to do it!

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Lavoz24
Lavoz24

4 years ago

I have many plastic bottles I've saved (Gatorade,soda and detergent and water,etc.) in case I could find something to make with them. NOW I DO! I could use the strings for a million things in my home and my projects. Being I could heat them so they could melt into each other to have a stronger hold I WILL BE USING THEM FROM NOW ON! Thank you for sharing!

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VictoriaMo
VictoriaMo

4 years ago

I WANT TO VOTE FOR THIS BUT DON'T KNOW HOW! HELP PLEASE.

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bignail1954
bignail1954

4 years ago

I have seen several versions of these either here or on Youtube. Assemble was no problem. I used a brand new utility knife blade. I could not get the bottles to make strings due to the brittleness of the plastic. I would like to have some plastic string but what am I doing wrong?

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becker990
becker990

4 years ago

excellent work and idea!!

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Ehlers_TV
Ehlers_TV

Reply 4 years ago

Thank YOU :-D

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AngelinaG5
AngelinaG5

4 years ago

Is the string cut evenly?

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Ehlers_TV
Ehlers_TV

Reply 4 years ago

Yes.... it is ! Why ?? :-D

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Covo
Covo

5 years ago

Combine this with "Geared Rope Making Machine" ible and I wonder how strong it is?

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Mihsin
Mihsin

5 years ago

Real nice 'Ible, I'll go down to my shop and try it now, then I'll see it the wire is suitable for tree graft wrapping.

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Ehlers_TV
Ehlers_TV

Reply 5 years ago

It is. I have used it quite a few times in the garden for different things. If you make it hot after the wrap, with a flame, you get a non-releasable connection :-D

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lovekatz
lovekatz

5 years ago

has anyone tried this with a hand-held veggie spiralizer thingy?

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marcelosanjuan
marcelosanjuan

5 years ago

The thumbs up on the pic made me think this was a How To Basic video.

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Ehlers_TV
Ehlers_TV

Reply 5 years ago

:-D

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JasonE26
JasonE26

5 years ago

Enjoyed the video. Made much more sense.

cheers

Jason