Introduction: The Simple Mans Wandering Sandals From Plastic Bottles

About: I work in a D.i.Y style superstore. I am not sure if that is a good thing or not, but it certainly perpetuates my interest in such areas. I enjoy high powered devices of any kind. I do not give in, even…

Trying to tread lightly on this planet? This Instructable will teach you how to fashion some basic wanderers sandals from discarded soda bottles.

This is a entry to the "Keep the bottle" contest. Please take the time to vote if you think the idea, is worth me getting a prize for it. I would really enjoy the prize, so please vote.


Feel free to check out some of my other bottle projects.

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Step 1: What You Will Need

~ 2 X Soda bottles.

~ Scissors.

~ Some cord.

~ Duct tape.

~ Your choice of lining. I have used Astro turf.

Step 2: Cutting and Creating Cord Holes

Take your bottle and cut the base off. Make the cut about 1 inch above the bottom.

Now squash the bottle flat.

Mark three points for cord mounting. Position holes as pictured.
Cut small holes to feed the cord through. At the neck you will need two small holes to feed the cord through.

Step 3: Inserting Cord

Take your cord and tie a knot in one end. Start at one side and feed the cord through the points. Make sure it is secure, as you do not want it to come undone during your travels.

Step 4: Cutting and Positioning the Lining

Take your lining and using a shoe or thong as a template, cut out a rough shape.

Cut a slit to accomodate the cord.

Apply your duct tape to hold the lining in position.

Step 5: Your Journey Begins

Your finished now, it is time to venture. Try your snazzy new thongs out and about.

If ever you have an issue another bottle is not far away.
You shall get many a good road travelled in these.

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