Bottle garden

Design*sponge has a cool and beautifully shot tutorial on how to make your own bottle garden. Cut up some bottles and create a wicking system and you have some pretty objects to put in the windowsill. Nice. we like it wild: bottle gardens

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


deodorant bottles

How to dispose deodorant bottles ?or is there anything creative that i can do with them ?

Asked by nitsnhn 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


deodorant bottles.

How to dispose deodorant bottles ? Or is there any thing creative that i can do with them  !!!  

Posted by nitsnhn 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Plastic Bottles?

I would like to melt them in an oven,and have them slump around a mold. At what temp should the oven be set ?

Asked by jlrf5of7 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Clueless Bottles

[Location: Buea, Cameroon | Central Africa] I buy a local fruit juice that is sold in glass bottles about 6 inches high and that can hold about 310ml of liquid. Funnily enough, the company that fabricates these drinks does nothing to recollect used bottles and neither is there some company set up here for recycling of glass or anything like that. Business-wise, this tells me a lot I could benefit from. However I am now in possession of about 100 of these bottles and I have no clue what to do with them.  Any suggestions? -Cheers Attached: Image of Bottle

Posted by Code Six 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


cleaning soda bottles?

What is the best way to clean plastic bottles so they can be repurposed? (Hanging planters, bottle-bottom flowers, etc) Thanx! Y'all are AMAZING.

Asked by fought piranhas 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Coke Bottle Caps

What can I make with a bunch of coke bottle caps?

Posted by grimfig 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Hanging Bottle Lamp

Hello! I am try to make a pendant bottle lamp, but want to do it as professionally as possible. I found this picture online with a great polished cap and a bushing for the wire at the top of the bottle but cannot figure what or where to get it from. Any help?? Thanks Paris

Posted by PM Glass 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


plastic bottle mold

 iv been growing stuff in plastic bottle and i notice that i get mold growing inside  has anyone else had this problem?

Posted by joeymmeezz 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Bottle roller help

So i have bottles ranging from 60ml to 500ml that i'd like to make a roller for mixing. The issue is that the only mixers like this are in the $1,000 and up range, it's honestly criminal. see here http://amzn.to/2h6gHYG Anyone have ideas for parts to make a super cheap version of one of these?

Posted by Jollyriffic 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Pop bottle caps?

I have been saving pop bottle caps for a short time now.  But with the amount of pop my wife and I drink I am going to have them coming out of my ears in no time.  So anyone have any crafting ideas to do with pop bottle caps?  One thing I thought of was to make a computer case out of them.  But maybe I have watched that video of the guy making an 8-bit Zelda case out of wooden blocks too much.

Posted by jcaresheets 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


DIY Bottle Filler?

I fill, cap and label my own small paints (craft/ceramic).  The bottles range (in volume) from 1/2oz - 8oz.  The most common, and the one I'm most concerned about speeding up, is the 1/2oz bottle size. I currently use large ketchup/mustard bottles, which means I'm continually re-filling those bottles for any given batch I'm filling. I've been trying to figure out how I could create my own DIY bottle-filler, as a commercially-available, bench-top filler is several thousand dollars. What I've envisioned up to now is some sort of air-tight container to hold the paint with an air-compressor (at a very low pressure, but enough to push  the liquid through when gravity won't) connected at the top and a tube connected at the bottom.  At the other end of the tube (to be held by the user) would be a nozzle with a release valve of some sort. Anyone have some more technical thoughts on how I might achieve this contraption?

Asked by jchonparadise 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Soda Bottle Skylights

I love ingenuity, so I wanted to share this link to an article on a Brazilian machinist who makes skylights from water filled pop bottles. I'm not sure if these would classify as a budget solatube or a twenty first century deck prism.There's also a video, but it's in some obscure foreign language. Portuguese i think.I might add one to my shed...

Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Bottle Cap Beads

Ok....  I have literally exhausted every avenue I can.  All I can find are already done bottle cap beads and their finished jewelry.  NO WHERE have I found the instructions on how to actually make the beads themselves.  I need help.  This is driving me INSANE!  Basically you take to bottle caps(and MAYBE you round em out with a ball peen hammer)  Then you weld? glue? them together and drill holes thru them.  I have hundreds and hundreds of bottle caps for this project.  All I need are the instructions to do this project.  I am begging anyone out there who knows of, or has made these please, please...  Write me here, communicate with me telepathically....  Something..  Anything!  I am begging my fellow Instructians for assistance! Thank you in advance!! Johana P.S.  I am posting a picture of what the finished things look like.  Some have the wavy edges and some don't   I don't care if they have one of the other.  I just need to make these guys!!

Posted by JosiePosie76 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Glass Bottle Ring

Years ago a friend of mine showed me an easy way to pop the top off a glass bottle. The bit with the threads just snapped off. Now I can't remember how the heck she did it. I think she used two bottles and rubbed them together somehow. Does anyone know this trick? or another, also easy trick?

Posted by Gwenhwyfar 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


automatic spray bottle?

I'm looking for a way to trigger an intermittent misting spray of water (indoors). Any ideas?

Asked by brandegor 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


shaping plastic bottles? Answered

I need to find a way to shape a rolled  finishing edge with a 14"wide top plastic bottle. I actually thinking about a stainless steel cone that I could heat up to reshaple the edge ....any idea how I could find...make/ do  such a thing?? 

Asked by terriradke 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Bottled light in the Philipines

There's a novel, simple idea spreading in the Philipines - using bottles of water as skylights. The concept is staggeringly simple - slum dwellings are dark, and need light, even in the daytime. Though they have electricity, it is the most expensive in the area, so they can't afford to use powered lights. Instead, they use water. A two-litre bottle of water, with a little bleach to prevent algal growth, is set into a section of metal sheeting, which in turn is set into the roofs of dwellings, workshops, even chicken-coops.  The water-bottle refracts the light in all directions, instead of letting it shine through in a single beam, and provides as much illumination as a traditional 60W bulb. OK, so this is old news to some people, but it's new to me. For more information, have a look at the Litre of Light website, or just have a poke around Google and YouTube.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I need a good material to level the bottom of a bottle.

I'm using old beer bottles to make lanterns. The main problem I encounter is that the bottom of the bottles are kind of domed. When I put the tealight candles in them, they want to slide to one side and sit at an angle. I thought about hot glue, but I was hoping for something less susceptible to heat and a little more classy. Any suggestions?

Asked by NunchakuMan 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



will plastic bottles explode from bottling primed apple cider?

Asked by macky171 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Is it possible to grow a plant in a bottle? Answered

I just got a great idea that I would like to try. I tried searching the web for similar ideas, but found nothing. So, I have decided to try it and post an instructable. My idea is to insert some garden soil into a 1.5 liter plastic bottle then drop in a seed and cover it lightly with some more soil. Then, I will punch a few holes in the bottle cap and screw it on. Will the seed germinate and grow? Thanks.

Asked by j0rd4nkzf 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Soda Bottle Change Purse

Store your change in this recycled plastic bottle change purse.  Throw this environmentally friendly accessory into your bag.  What a great conversation starter!

Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Plastic Soda Bottle Prosthesis

Prosthethic arms for land-mine victims, etc. War, land mines, and natural disasters create far too many amputees each year, especially in the developing world.  Worse, prosthetic limbs are expensive and hard to come by.  The Center for International Rehabilitation, posting under Instructables username CIRNetwork, has been working to find sustainable solutions:  locally available materials worked by local craftsmen.   Their plastic soda bottle prosthesis is one clear, simple solution to this problem:  a plastic bottle is heat-shrunk to cover a plaster cast of the limb stump.  Different devices can be attached to the end of the bottle, enabling the wearer to perform basic daily tasks.  This type of thing can really make a difference.  Check out the video below, and see more on the CIRNetwork YouTube channel. Want to help?  CIR is seeking donations of mobility aids to support ongoing rehabilitation relief efforts in Haiti.  You can also make general donations to assist people with disabilities worldwide. This post has been sponsored by Pepsi. The Pepsi Refresh Project celebrates the people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive effect on our world.

Posted by canida 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


In need of plastic bottle tops

In need of plastic bottle caps and the tops off the bottles. can not be the thin waterbottles. The caps from Coke bottles like in the picture are best, as well as any sports drink like Gatorade, Powerade, Vitamin Water, etc. the last picture shows what I mean by the tops of the bottles.

Posted by crichards5 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


10,000 bottles of beer on the wall

Here we go keep it going 10,000 bottles of beer on the wall take one down pass it a round. 9,999 bottles of beer on the wall

Posted by nanor11395 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Is it safe to plant in plastic bottles ?

Although i havve a garden at my house, i would like to make a mini garden on my balcony and i was wondering if it was possible to plant in a plstic bottle..

Asked by whoisthis 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


household bottles to hold gasoline? Answered

I need a sealable bottole that i kind find around my house,water bottle,detergent bottle,etc that can safely hold gas for about a day

Asked by mman1506 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


What are the skills of bottle design?

Hello, I'm working on the bottle design,could you give me some advice on it?

Asked by JackYan09 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


RC bottle rocket launcher

Hello instructables users. I'm wondering if anyone has ideas of how to make a revolving bottle rocket launcher with an igniter. this will be going on an rc car. any ideas will help. Things I'd like to see in your idea -hopper -igniter that will turn on/off simply -place for bottle rockets to launch from Thanks for the help

Asked by fire_drakon117 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Glass Coke Bottle Candles?

Hey all,  I was trying to think of a good gift for my mom's birthday, and I had an idea.  While in my basement, I found an old Coca-Cola crate from a restaurant her aunt owned and my mom worked at when she was younger.  I also always keep the bottles whenever I get a "Mexican Coke" (Glass bottle, cane sugar instead of corn syrup, made and bottled in Mexico), and had the idea to make candles out of the bottles and present them in the crate.  I had a few questions though.  The first one, and the biggest is whether or not the candle would burn well in the bottle, and would it get enough oxygen?  The second is if anyone knew a good place to get a Coke/cola scent and coloring for candles.  Any help would be appreciated!  Thanks!

Asked by nlaluzerne 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


70-note "Bottle Organ"

Here's one for you... I'm looking to create a 70 note bottle organ, inspired by this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzucpFgi7Xk Except I'm wanting to build mine in a more "automatic" state - played via MIDI notes, an arduino and lots and lots of solenoids making spoons hit the bottles.. That side of it I've got covered thanks to other excellent instructables which have taught me a lot about micro electronics. What I am currently trying to work out is if there is a way to change the pitch of bottles in any way except simply adding water. Would another liquid achieve the same results with less "spill risk"? Does it even need to be a liquid? I'm guessing it needs to be a liquid as I believe the physics of the noise made when a bottle is struck is based on the water absorbing vibrations, making them slower and lowering the pitch. If anyone has experience tuning multiple bottles to be struck as an instrument then please do reply! Alternatively if anyone has any novel suggestions for things which would be easier to persuade 70 notes out of then please also reply! End goal - be able to play flight of the bumblebee at full speed with chords and out-nerd the guys in the video. Ideally on bottles. Many thanks! Leo

Posted by frag_me 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Fermenting HOME BREW in the bottle?

Hey all, i am a complete newbie to home brew and wanted to know if anyone knows if you can ferment in the bottle. i only want to make a small batch to see what it's like before lashing out on a full kit

Asked by furby 8 years ago  |  last reply 10 months ago


Recycled Vitam Water Bottles

        One of my teachers at school used to drink a lot of Vitamin water, and she would leave the bottles on her desk.  My enviromentally concious friend took the Vitam Water bottles home, and built a side table out of them.  She made the side table so that it can varry in height.  It's pretty sweet looking, I'll post pictures if I get the chance.  I just wanted to know what you guys (and girls) think about the idea etc.

Posted by Kidz_Creator 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how to fuse pet bottles?

I would like to learn how to do it for a home based jewerly project. Thank you. Tucha ( from Portugal)

Asked by tuxa.glv 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Beer Bottle Lock on Quirky!

Hey Instructables, Due to an overwhelming "can I buy this?" response, I've put the Beer Bottle Lock on Quirky. Please spare 5 seconds and vote for it. If it gets a lot of votes, you'll be able to buy it through the site and I'll get a cut! And I'll buy you a beer... with a lock on it... Here's the Quirky link: https://www.quirky.com/invent/1529564/action/vote/query/view=trending&categories;=all Here's the instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Bottle-Lock/ Thanks! JON-A-TRON

Posted by JON-A-TRON 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


plastic bottle hydrogen bomb ?

Alright what the image depicts is a plastic bottle with two holes in its cap for two wires. The holes are then caulked hot glued etc. to be waterproof. Then you open up the bottle and fill up with water almost to top [farther than in picture]. Then you hook up wires to a battery. What will happen when you do this?A no more room for hydrogen bubbles bottle expands blows upB hydrogen bubbles find a way out C utter failureI have been thinking this over if anyone out there is good at science outhere please help. Also if this does work it would be an awesome time bomb. PS i couldn't figure out how to add notes i use firefox please help.

Posted by thejrb 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Recycling Soda Bottles Experiments

Test 1: heat gun, "high setting"  Plastic Coke bottle SOFTENS + shrinks                                                                  -  at about 250F * Test 2: Heat gun " low setting** " Plastic coke bottle MELTS enough to  make gooey threads , and bubbles   -   at 450 to 500 F *according to a cheapy harborfreight laser thermometer. Not sure just how accurate it is in the 250  to 500F range. This device seems to read 5 degrees high at the 100F range. ** ironically, the temp is higher on the "low" setting. When the fan is moving less air, that air is hotter. One of the tricks, I imagine, might be to fully melt the plastic without burning it.   Suggestions welcome. Further results will follow.

Posted by Toga_Dan 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Tips for finishing cut bottles

I bought my boyfriend a Kinkajou Bottle Cutter and Bottle Cutting Inc. sandpaper kit because he was interested in recycling bottles into drinking glasses, candles, etc. He was really excited about the handmade gifts he planned to make, but the sanding/ finishing of the bottle rim has turned out to be such a laborious process he's only finished one glass in 6 months. The sanding papers range from 80grit to 220, I believe. It just takes so long to get a nice smooth edge that your arm is killing you and it's difficult not to give up before achieving a truly professional result. Anyone out there have tips or tricks to make the finishing process faster or less tiresome? Any secret tools of the trade we should know about?  We don't have a garage or big power tools to work with, though I've considered seeing if maybe there's something we could rent for a day(?) I've also looked into BC inch's new "diamond' sanding pads but we're hesitant to drop more money into the project unless we hear those are totally amazing. I welcome your thoughts!

Posted by ashleyjlong 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Single Bottle wine tap

Hi Everyone.  I'm looking for help with finding the pieces I need to build a wine dispenser that uses inert gas (typically nitrogen).  I'm fairly certain I can come up with fittings and tubing, but the real piece I'm missing is a dispenser spout and a way to connect it to the bottle, without it spewing the wine while under pressure.  Once I get that, I'll have no problem building a box to mount it in.  Thanks for your help.

Posted by Fitchett 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Beer, brewing, bottling, and CO2

This started as an unrelated comment thread on a post about freezing blueberries. It seems like such a great topic I created this forum for it. Brewers? Ideas? Beergnome: I do it for a living ;) we force carbonate as a rule. we only naturally carbonate for special order casks. our economy of scale doesn't allow otherwise.. fezrock it is possible to create a counter pressure rig for judging bottles for your homebrew, I'm sure there is an instructable for it,, if not there should be. it requires you creating an envelope of CO2 in the bottle, then having a T rig that will take the beer under pressure in the bottle with counter pressure of CO2 to keep the dissolved CO2 in the beer in solution. Its a bit of work, but if you care about competition at all. a clean bottle always bumps up the score. Fezrock: Nice career! I'm still quite the novice, but practice makes better! As to your question, I haven't seen anything like it. Topping the bottle out with CO2 would help the end product, but wouldn't do much for pressure loss. Nitrogen would be similar, but whichever is the heavier gas (not sure) would be marginally better for this lo-tech solution. On a small scale, if a sealed environment could be created to fit your capper around your cap, more gas pressure could be applied. I imagine an upright lever capper would be needed to work that out. Thanks for that idea seed! On a larger scale, if you could cap in a larger chamber, you could set the CO2/N2 pressure in the chamber to whatever you needed it to be. This would also give you space to insert your brew without introducing air. Or just overcarbonate the brew to make up for carbonation loss to outgassing. Crazy idea: add a small amount of dry ice without freezing the brew. (you don't need leftover yeasts anyway!) It sounds like a fun experiment, and could be adjusted to suit your pressure needs.

Posted by fezrock 8 years ago


Bottle Rocket School Project!

I managed to snap a picture with the camera on teh Macbooks we use, and upload it here, We launched it yesterday, although the payload didn't deploy, our rocket still went the highest. Approx. 100-200m. We're working on the exact height at the moment. I'll update this as the week progresses. :D BTW, FCREM stands for Freeking Coolest Rocket Ever Made.

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


battery powered water bottle

Hello,  I'm interested in possibly modifying a water bottle with an attached battery and some heat coils, so that it could slowly melt snow in to drinkable water.  When I hike during the summer I carry little water because I'm refilling from streams regularly, and I'd like to do the same thing during the winter.  I don't normally build things on my own, but in this case I can't find any product like this.  I recognize that doing this requires quite a bit of power, so I'm not sure if it will end up being feasible or not.  I'm willing to carry quite a few batteries, however.  For a big mountain ascent, it's not uncommon to carry 4-5 liters of water, so we're talking about 10 lbs of water.  So even if I had to swap out batteries a few times, it would still be worth it to do that.  Any thoughts on the feasibility of this idea, and if so, how to proceed with it?  thanks, Chris

Posted by thaycw1 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


HOW TO DO GLOW IN THE DARK BOTTLES WITH LETTERS IN IT?

Using like a coke plastic bottle or something. Inside the bottle has a colored fluid with letters floating around.

Asked by Sheric 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Wine Bottle Garden Lights - Help?

I am building  retaining wall and am considering adding built-in lighting by using empty wine bottles that have an LED light inside, and a cork or silicone to seal the bottle shut. Optimally this set up would be solar but I could arrange for power if needed. I'm thinking of lights about 2 or 3 feet apart, lying horizontally embedded in concrete except for the bottom. The neck of the bottle would be buried in the retaining wall. It would look like a large glass blob in the concrete. Can someone help me figure out the best way to make this? Thanks in advance! Rhonda

Posted by oddartist 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How do you make an improvised water bottle for hamsters? Answered

 How can you make a water bottle for hamsters? Preferably using recycled plastic bottles.

Asked by romer_872 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


how do i build a glass bottle wall? Answered

HI there, i'm in hopes of kind of a walk through for making a multi color, multi bottle privacy wall in my back yard out of concrete and various size shape and color bottles. I could probably muddle through and come up with something, but my big hangup is the back side where all the necks of the bottles are sticking out, what is the recommended way of constructing the wall?

Asked by jake84 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How can I measure the pressure inside a bottle of soda? Answered

I'm wanting to know the internal pressure of an unopened bottle of soda.  I'm thinking that I can cover it with an empty balloon and seal it off, then slowly open the bottle letting the balloon expand. Then by approximating the volume of CO2 in the balloon and bottle I'll be able to calculate the pressure of the soda that was in the bottle.  Would this work and any other ideas for this would be appreciated! 

Asked by tomatoskins 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


where do I find the BCV quick bottle cutter?

Asked by jlb12751 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how can i melt a hole in a glass bottle without breaking it?

I hawe a few normal drill bits and a propane/mapp gas torch.

Asked by 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 months ago