Introduction: Recycled Plastic Bottle Windsock

Why not make a windsock (or two) to decorate your porch for July 4th? They're really easy to put together and made from a plastic soda/water bottle, duct tape and a trash bag.

Step 1: Materials:

  • 1 liter plastic bottle
  • Masking tape
  • Duct tape (multiple colors)
  • Parchment paper
  • Hole punch
  • Filament or string
  • Trash bag
  • Scissors (use pinking shears to make fancy edges)

Step 2:

Remove the packaging from the bottle.

Dry the bottle and add a strip of masking tape at the top and the bottom of the bottle where the curve starts and stops.

Cut the bottle along the strip and trim it so it's straight and use the hole punch to add holes every 2" along one edge.

Step 3:

Add two holes across from each other on the opposite end of the cut "tube".

Remove the masking tape.

Step 4:

Lay strips of duct tape onto parchment paper and cut fun shapes and designs then add them the sides of the tube.

The parchment paper is a little trick that lets you cut duct tape easily without it sticking (too much) to the scissors.

Step 5:

Thread and tie a length of filament through the top two holes then add 1" wide strips cut from a trash bag to the bottom holes as streamers.

Step 6: Happy 4th of July!

...or make one (or two) anytime your porch needs some bling- get crazy and use different colors!

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