How to Make a Container From Plastic Bottles




Introduction: How to Make a Container From Plastic Bottles

About: Bobamosys stands for Bottle Based Modular Systems. It's an approach that recognizes that plastic bottles are a piece of engineering that are composed of different elements that can be processed to a new produc…

This beautiful container is called a Klikety Klik Box and is from a group called All Women Recycling ( Cape Town South Africa. It recycles a 2 liter bottle into something beautiful. You can make this multi-purpose container from a plastic bottle with just a couple of supplies.


  • 2 L plastic bottle
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Retractable blade (I used a scalpel for this one)
  • Marker (optional)

Step 1: Preparing Your Bottle

First step is to rinse and dry your plastic bottle. Next remove the labels or the sticker.

Step 2: Cutting the Base for Your Container

Create the main body for your container by measuring your bottle about 5.5 inches from the bottom of the base and marking it. Next, you can cut around the bottle and keep the upper part with the neck and cap. Those can be used for other projects. However, what you really need is the bottom part of the bottle.

Step 3: Cutting Lids for the Container

Use the ruler to measure the circumference of your plastic bottle and divide it by five to make five lids. For my specific bottle, after dividing the circumference I ended up with five lids each 2.5 inches in diameter. You can use a marker to make marks around your bottle; I used a blade to make small incisions every 2.5 inches.

Once you've made your marks, you can start cutting down the bottle to make five lids. I ended up making lids that has a diameter of 2.5 inches and a height of around 3 inches.

Step 4: Making the Lids a Rounded Square

You can cut the edges of the lids to prevent you from getting cut by the sharp edges when you open and close the container.

Step 5: Folding in the Lids

Finally, you can fold in the lids to have your finished product. You can place anything in this container such as spare coins, sweets, etc. You can decorate it, add a ribbon and use it as a gift box. It's all up to you and your imagination.

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    2 years ago

    Cool upcycle! It would be fun to collect different colored bottles for this project!