Intro: Flowers Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles. Before and After
I love to give a second live to plastic bottles.
I am working on a project related with a garden made out of recycled plastic bottles.
I do not know for sure how it will be. Meanwhile, I'm working on small prototypes.
I've made plants, trees and several different types of flowers. This one is a kind of rose. The bottles determine the color. I made them red, pink and white.
Step 1: Step by Step. Before and After. How to Make a Flower - Red Rose
Step 2: We Will Need:
- 1 Plastic bottle
- 1 Clothes hanger or wire (green if possible)
- Kitchen torch
- Glue gun
Step 3: Cutting the Bottle 1
We will have to cut the bottle and remove the top and bottom of it.
Step 4: Cutting the Bottle 2
After cutting the top and the bottom of the bottle, we cut again in order to obtain a rectangle
We will cut a circle, and we'll make a spiral with it
Step 5: Shaping the Flower 1
With the pliers, we will roll up the spiral from the outside towards the inside
Step 6: Shaping the Flower 2
With a cooking torch, we will apply heat to the plastic.
Be careful, do not burn the plastic. The material will take shape and become hard
Step 7: Putting the Stem to the Flower
The stem of the flower is a green wire. We can use a clothes hanger.
We will put the wire in the inside part of the flower, and apply glue with the glue gun
Step 8: Before and After of the Plastic Bottle
The plastic bottle was not so big (33cl), and we could make two flowers out of it.