The Simple Mans Shower Caddy From Recycled Water Bottle




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This I'ble will show you how to craft a shower caddy from a used Water Bottle.
Not only is this project functional, but more importantly it looks good too.

Organise and store your soap or razor, in this neat little shower caddy.

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.

Some Instructable members have already started making theirs!! Quick you don't want to be last!!!!

Step 1: What You Will Need

You will only need a few things to complete this project. They are

~ A water bottle.

~ Super glue.

~ Some cotton cord.

~ Scissors.

~ Nail.

That's it, Lets go!!

Step 2: Cutting the Opening

Take your bottle and cut a suitable sized opening, about 2.5cm / 1 Inch above the base of the bottle.

Make sure it is large enough to fit your items.

Step 3: Drain Holes

Take your nail and pierce the bottom of the bottle.

Do this in several places to allow water to drain.

This will stop our soap from going soft and dissolving.

Step 4: Creating Hole for Rope / Inserting Rope

Take your bottle cap and create a hole in the center which will accept your doubled over cord.

Take your rope. Double it over to form a loop.
Ensure the length will be correct for your shower.
Tie the loose ends into a knot.

Insert the rope through the hole and then screw the cap back on the bottle.

Step 5: Binding the Lid

Take another length of rope and wind it around the cap.
You may wish to use a drop of your super glue to start and finish the bind.

Step 6: Your Finished.

Once you have completed the cap, you are finished.
Your shower caddy is ready to be hung.

Every time you reach for the soap you will be reminded of these valuable bottles and what we can create with them.

I hope you are all inspired to create your own bottle piece of ingenuity. Good Luck!!

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.

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    12 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

     that soap in the first pic looks like a boner
    and yes im kinnda a perv


    10 years ago on Step 6

    Neat and practical would probably work good for camping also as they do not give you much room in those small showers to hang up your stuff...Thanks and I'll make a few for my boys to try out when they go camping......Much luck, hope you win!!

    Here is my caddy. I used hot glue instead of super glue. I used some twine for a more rustic look. It would be cool if you added to your instructable putting hot glue around the edges of the hole and laying rope or twine on it to soften the edges, as it really helps.

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    Hey nice job. I made one myself today with a plastic peanut bottle. Great simple instructable. Thanks a ton.

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    WoW!! Any chance you could add some pics? I would really love to see how it turned out. Yes, I like how neat and simple it is. The problem with bought caddies are that when they become scummy you don't want to use them anymore, wasting money. This little caddy can be recycled when done and another only takes minutes to make. Thanks for your comment.

    I like it and i shall post back soon with pictures. Is there any way that one could soften the edges of the hole in the bottle?

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    You could continue with the cord work or alternatively use some 240 grit sand paper on the edge. Do not sand the surface of the bottle or it will turn opaque.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for your comment. Yes it is rather appealling for such a basic design. I didn't want to make it too fancy just simple and neat.