How to dispose deodorant bottles ?or is there anything creative that i can do with them ?
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[Location: Buea, Cameroon | Central Africa] I buy a local fruit juice that is sold in glass bottles about 6 inches high and that can hold about 310ml of liquid. Funnily enough, the company that fabricates these drinks does nothing to recollect used bottles and neither is there some company set up here for recycling of glass or anything like that. Business-wise, this tells me a lot I could benefit from. However I am now in possession of about 100 of these bottles and I have no clue what to do with them. Any suggestions? -Cheers Attached: Image of Bottle
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I have explored all your pages with regards to glass bottle cutting and i can,t find anything with regards to cutting a champagne bottle. Yes, the bottom How does one cut the bottom off the champagne bottle?? i have tried many ways, with the tapping from the inside to heating the outside and then rapidly cooling and all are unsuccessful.... Please could you help?
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I am trying to do a project with plastic pop bottles. I have to make three cuts and am doing it with sissors. My hand is killing me!!! I have looked at the foam wire cutters but nowhere does it say that you can cut plastic using them.
I've been brainstorming Christmas ideas for my Dad. He's in the military, and is an avid hunter. I want to make something creative that can also be useful, and I keep coming back to these energy drink cans/metal bottles that I've been drinking lately. They look like this: http://swayzesghost.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/2-team-real-tree-energy-drink-aluminum-bottles_320632715918.jpg And I'm thinking it would be really cool if I somehow could mount a strap on them and find someway to make them useful as a holder for something... but what? My creativity is lacking here. Or maybe a lamp? What do you guys think? Any good ideas or links to similar projects?
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I am a chef and i want to use it as plate for a dessert feature so the edges have to be smooth and the cut has to be straight i thought of freezing water in the bottle and then cutting it on a band saw, but i have never used one before and i dont want to invest money into something that wont work. any ideas i would love to hear them, thanks
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Hi there! I live in an area that I've got to buy bottled water because the water here isnt so good. So every week I go through like 12 bottles of water. We have recycling, but going down to the recycling bin every couple days is annoying. So I figured that there must be something I can do with them. I can do planting and such, so I'm looking into that. But in reality I cant plant 300 different plants! So what sort of things do you think I could do with all these bottles?UpdateThanks for the comments guys (gals)! Some of these ideas are really really good! I just either (a) lack the lake/body of water to build the rafts (b) have no desire to launch myself into the air (c) or live where it doesn't rain....Either way, I love these ideas. I thought this topic got buried! THANKS!!
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I have a lot of bottles i want to turn into differnt glasses. I liked tkhe idea of these stem holders but dont want to buy them. I'm thinking if using cutting and using the bottle bottoms so i need a way to attach them. Is there a food safe glue/epoxy to do this. Can i weld or melt the glass together. Yes, i can just buy the item buts thats not the point.
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I don't have a glass drill bit, is there another way to install the lights in a wine bottle either using another type of drill bit or a way that I don't need to drill?
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This summer was especially hot and I ended up with about 20 or so plastic bottles. I want to use them for something useful around the house like maybe a chandelier or a lamp shade but am looking for other more interesting/creative uses for them. Any ideas or suggestions ? These are green half litre plastic bottles, the king that aerated drinks come in (see picture).
Question by Mojo_JoJo | last reply
1). I would like to use PET drinking water bottles and polyethylene plastic bottles ( taco Sauce, mustard, plastic juice bottles)- for insulation in an attic? Choice 1). using a heat source like a heat gun and my air compressor can I inflate old PET plastic water bottles - into balloons to act as insulation spheres ? Each week I would spend time turning the plastic bottles into thin-walled spheres that would fill up the attic with light-weight spheres- maybe the size of a soccer ball? . 2). If Not choice 1). lets learn how to process plastic bags and packaging into a shredded stringy material to do the attic insulation job. The source of bottles is endless and I hate recycling these to the city and then purchasing expensive fiberglass batt insulation at $40 per roll. Any DIY wizards try this stuff? I could literally mega-insulate the attic. If treating the material with Sodium tetra-borate borax -to get a fire resistance that is doable too. They make clothes, blankets, molded items and padding routinely from old bottles: Why can't I? I would build a shredder or modify a branch shredder machine to do this and make it my recycling hobby over the long term.
Question by KM6 | last reply
I'm doing a project utilizing old vodka bottles, and cannot find any info out there on removing the lettering.
Question by BrookAnne | last reply
I have tried several different rods with my plastics welder, super glue, two part epoxy and bondo. Something to bond #5 plastic containers would be helpful.
Question by mimsmall | last reply
Hello! I am try to make a pendant bottle lamp, but want to do it as professionally as possible. I found this picture online with a great polished cap and a bushing for the wire at the top of the bottle but cannot figure what or where to get it from. Any help?? Thanks Paris
Topic by PM Glass | last reply
Okay. So I told my girlfriend i could make my laughter come out of a bottle if she opened the cap. Is there anyway at all that this could happen? For instance putting a speaker and battery on the inside and have a circuit wrap around and work when the bottle is opened? I am new to this kind of things and help is greatly appreciated. Thank You.
Question by teh xypher | last reply
So i have bottles ranging from 60ml to 500ml that i'd like to make a roller for mixing. The issue is that the only mixers like this are in the $1,000 and up range, it's honestly criminal. see here http://amzn.to/2h6gHYG Anyone have ideas for parts to make a super cheap version of one of these?
Topic by Jollyriffic | last reply
Years ago a friend of mine showed me an easy way to pop the top off a glass bottle. The bit with the threads just snapped off. Now I can't remember how the heck she did it. I think she used two bottles and rubbed them together somehow. Does anyone know this trick? or another, also easy trick?
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I have been saving pop bottle caps for a short time now. But with the amount of pop my wife and I drink I am going to have them coming out of my ears in no time. So anyone have any crafting ideas to do with pop bottle caps? One thing I thought of was to make a computer case out of them. But maybe I have watched that video of the guy making an 8-bit Zelda case out of wooden blocks too much.
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I need to find a way to shape a rolled finishing edge with a 14"wide top plastic bottle. I actually thinking about a stainless steel cone that I could heat up to reshaple the edge ....any idea how I could find...make/ do such a thing??
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I fill, cap and label my own small paints (craft/ceramic). The bottles range (in volume) from 1/2oz - 8oz. The most common, and the one I'm most concerned about speeding up, is the 1/2oz bottle size. I currently use large ketchup/mustard bottles, which means I'm continually re-filling those bottles for any given batch I'm filling. I've been trying to figure out how I could create my own DIY bottle-filler, as a commercially-available, bench-top filler is several thousand dollars. What I've envisioned up to now is some sort of air-tight container to hold the paint with an air-compressor (at a very low pressure, but enough to push the liquid through when gravity won't) connected at the top and a tube connected at the bottom. At the other end of the tube (to be held by the user) would be a nozzle with a release valve of some sort. Anyone have some more technical thoughts on how I might achieve this contraption?
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I love ingenuity, so I wanted to share this link to an article on a Brazilian machinist who makes skylights from water filled pop bottles. I'm not sure if these would classify as a budget solatube or a twenty first century deck prism.There's also a video, but it's in some obscure foreign language. Portuguese i think.I might add one to my shed...
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Finished Project - https://www.instructables.com/id/Project_rRaft_Building_a_Raft_out_of_Water_Bottl/After thinking about Reishee and his island, I asked my mom if I could build an island from water bottles...the idea was rejected. I asked my mom if I could build a raft, and she said sure...so i've started collecting water bottles. Not only does the final result get me excited, but people's responses do as well. Of course there are those who think i'm crazy (as there are with any of my schemes), but there are so many more who just love the idea, and get enthralled in it. A friend in crew is going to empty the boat house recycling bin for me, a teacher told me that the recycling bin in the teacher work room is over flowing, many more offer to collect water bottles from their families, and bring in the 20+ bottles from their cars. I bring a bag to school to collect them, and collect bottles from people...just being a part of this great recycling project (I want it to be 98% recycled) excites people, so when they see one person donate a bottle, others will hurry to finish their water and donate it to the cause as well.The whole thing has just opened my eyes to how many bottles are thrown out, instead of being recycled...it's amazing. Just because people will probably be asking, this is my plan:Two large water bottle pontoons will be on either sideA wooden frame/deck will be clipped onto the pontoons via eye bolts and carabinersHomemade oarsThat's the basics...I hope to have some luxuries too:Big ole water tight cooler bolted onto the back for storageTwo stadium seats bolted onto the deck to sit onTo keep up with the raft, visit rraft.blogspot.com
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There's a novel, simple idea spreading in the Philipines - using bottles of water as skylights. The concept is staggeringly simple - slum dwellings are dark, and need light, even in the daytime. Though they have electricity, it is the most expensive in the area, so they can't afford to use powered lights. Instead, they use water. A two-litre bottle of water, with a little bleach to prevent algal growth, is set into a section of metal sheeting, which in turn is set into the roofs of dwellings, workshops, even chicken-coops. The water-bottle refracts the light in all directions, instead of letting it shine through in a single beam, and provides as much illumination as a traditional 60W bulb. OK, so this is old news to some people, but it's new to me. For more information, have a look at the Litre of Light website, or just have a poke around Google and YouTube.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Ok.... I have literally exhausted every avenue I can. All I can find are already done bottle cap beads and their finished jewelry. NO WHERE have I found the instructions on how to actually make the beads themselves. I need help. This is driving me INSANE! Basically you take to bottle caps(and MAYBE you round em out with a ball peen hammer) Then you weld? glue? them together and drill holes thru them. I have hundreds and hundreds of bottle caps for this project. All I need are the instructions to do this project. I am begging anyone out there who knows of, or has made these please, please... Write me here, communicate with me telepathically.... Something.. Anything! I am begging my fellow Instructians for assistance! Thank you in advance!! Johana P.S. I am posting a picture of what the finished things look like. Some have the wavy edges and some don't I don't care if they have one of the other. I just need to make these guys!!
Topic by JosiePosie76 | last reply
I would like to incorporate my stash of glass bottles into a greenhouse, but all the articles I've seen so far call for the bottles to be filled with dirt when being used to construct a wall. What about using them upright instead of on their sides?
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Looking for ideas to repurpose M-6/8 oxygen bottles/tanks. I sure these can be used for something cool. Thanks for any ideas
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I am planning on selling facial cleansing oil on etsy.com and need to make professional, creative self adheasive, oil/waterproof lables for my cobalt glass bottles. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you in advance! Sue S.
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The Plastiki is a boat that is held afloat by 12,500 plastic 2-liter bottles. Built by Adventure Ecology and captained by David de Rothschild, the boat will travel 7,500 miles from San Francisco to Sydney. Its mission is to create awareness about the vast amounts of plastic that get thrown into landfill or end up in the oceans. In addition to the wind power, the Plastiki will also be propelled by crew members bicycling along. Rain will be caught to provide water and sprouts will be grown in a vertical garden. Check out the link below for a lot more info. Plastiki via inhabitat
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I am cutting the bottom portion of a LOT 12 & 24 oz soda bottles (green craft!) and I am having problems getting a smooth edge. Right now I'm using a miter saw with a very fine plywood blade in backwords. I need something that would work quickly and not too time consuming.
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I have a presntation for a business proposal, so i need 4 normal size model each of Carlsberg and budweiser beer bottles made of some sort of plastic for this. I also need 4 each made in plastic cans for the same product of Carlsbergs and Budweisers beer. I just want the bottles and cans to look like a real unopened beer.. where can i get this? can anyone help please? its urgent!
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I have some plasti-kote enamel brush on paint and I was wondering if it's transparent? I want to paint it on some bottles, but I want it to look like stained glass and not a huge block of paint, if that makes sense. I have tried the tinting trick with the mod podge, water and food coloring, but after i baked it, it still peeled off and I need something that will be a little more durable for the project I have in mind. I had these and found them when I was cleaning up my crafting area and though why not try them, but I don't want to waste a bottle since i sort of need all of them for the project I'm working on. Any help on this would be great.
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