Small Items Organizer With Old Water Bottles




About: I like regular robotics and combat robotics. I also like just about anything that has to do with instructables.

In this instructable I will explain how to make a small items organizer.

These organizers are a great alternative to buying organizers from a store and also they are good for the environment because you are reusing the bottles

This organizer uses drawers to organize the items. The way it works is that two bottles are used for each of the drawers. On of the bottles is made into the part that holds the items and the other bottle goes on the outside of the bottle that holds the items or "drawer". So with that the "drawer" can slide open and close.

An even number of bottles need to be used because it takes 2 bottles per drawer thing

You will need-
8-14 water bottles of the same kind
hot glue

Step 1: Making the Outside Bottle

1- Poke a hole in the bottle below the part where it starts to come to a point (pic 1)

2- Cut the top part off (pics 2 and 3)

Step 2: Making the Drawer

1- make a bottle like following the the previous step

2- cut half of the bottle off so that the bottle is now open from the side, but don not cut the bottom off. If this doesn't make sense the look at the other pictures of just ask questions.

Half of the bottles should be "drawers" and half should be what the "drawers" sit in

You can also cut out from the plastic, that comes from cutting off half the bottle, and make an end for your "drawer" so that items don't fall into the "drawer holder"

Step 3: Use Caps As Handles

You can hot glue the caps on the end of the drawers to use as handles, this is very effective.

Step 4: Paint and Glue

Now just paint them the desired color and then glue them together into the way you think will work the best or look the best.



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    6 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Have you tried hot gluing a trimmed bottom you cut off from the outside to the back of the inside drawer? To keep stuff from sliding out the back?


    8 years ago on Step 3

    If you dont paint them, you can see whats in them, like screws, or bolts etc.

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Now that I think about it I should have not painted them, because they don't slide very well. I don't really use these much, because they can't store anything big. Right now they only have junk in them. It would probabl y work better with 2 liter bottles, because they are bigger. Thanks for your suggestion! AI


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I really like the drawer idea. I have an organizer made of square shape milk jugs, but didn't think of making drawers in them. I'm curious if square shaped jugs would make good drawers. Would they fit into each other? I must try it to find out. Thanks for the inspiration.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I could see this working quite well just mount about 15 on a wall in the workshop