People don't realize that it does cost a lot of money and energy to recycle plastic bottles. There are many ways to reuse the bottles without recycling them. This instructable teaches you in just a few steps how to create abstract plastic bottle wall art.
Please be careful when working with the plastic, since cut plastic can be sharp.
Step 1: Step 1
scissors or a knife
Step 2: Step 2
Now that you have the bottles you need to take one and flip it upside down.
Then using a knife or scissors, I used a knife which turned out to be easier to use, start cutting from the middle and work you way down towards the cap.
Stop just above the cap, repeat the step above, creating strips of plastic that come from near the cap.
Finally all you do is bend in the plastic strips until they curl.
Step 3: Step 3
Take the bottle that now looks almost like a flower or an abstract piece of art and attach a piece of tape onto the bottle cap. The tape i used was duct tape but double sided tape might work better.
With the tape on the cap just take the bottle and place it onto the wall, thus creating wall art with plastic bottles and saving energy and money.
I made two different pieces of art by just cutting the strips a different way. Be creative there are endless styles that could be made from cutting the plastic a different way.
Participated in the
Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest