Intro: Small Storage-units From Bottlecaps
I was looking for a cheap and fun way to store matches, herbs for cooking, tinder etc in a dry way for when I was camping. There were a lot of ready solutions at hand in many outdoor-stores, but I wanted a cheap easy container that I could make myself with simple materials en a bit of effort to make them.
The bottlecaps I took are from small PET bottles from the Lidl. The size of the bottleneck rim is exactly the size of the diameter of a pvc pipe you use for your drains under the sink.
Step 1: The Materials and Tools
The materials and tools you need are:
two bottles, pvc piping, epoxyglue and sandpaper.
a hacksaw, a vice and a file.
Step 2: How To...
First you have to cut of the necks of the bottles. Try to saw close to the rim in order to have less filing and sanding down the remaining edge.
Then start flattening your bottlecaps with the file and sandpaper. Be sure to have a flat rim to put the glue on later on.
Then cut of a piece of PVC tube at your desired length. Be sure it is a straight cut ore else the bottlecaps wont fit. (oval to cirkel....)
After sanding the edges, mix your epoxy glue thoroughly. Then apply the glue to the bottleneck rims an place them on the end of the PVC piping.
Wait for this to dry and wash the inside with detergent.
Have fun making and using the units in any way you like!!
Ploopy made it!