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
[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
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
I am trying to do a project with plastic pop bottles. I have to make three cuts and am doing it with sissors. My hand is killing me!!! I have looked at the foam wire cutters but nowhere does it say that you can cut plastic using them.
I've been brainstorming Christmas ideas for my Dad. He's in the military, and is an avid hunter. I want to make something creative that can also be useful, and I keep coming back to these energy drink cans/metal bottles that I've been drinking lately. They look like this: http://swayzesghost.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/2-team-real-tree-energy-drink-aluminum-bottles_320632715918.jpg And I'm thinking it would be really cool if I somehow could mount a strap on them and find someway to make them useful as a holder for something... but what? My creativity is lacking here. Or maybe a lamp? What do you guys think? Any good ideas or links to similar projects?
Posted by thekho13 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I am a chef and i want to use it as plate for a dessert feature so the edges have to be smooth and the cut has to be straight i thought of freezing water in the bottle and then cutting it on a band saw, but i have never used one before and i dont want to invest money into something that wont work. any ideas i would love to hear them, thanks
Asked by hrgerken 9 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Asked by Medicnewt17 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hi there! I live in an area that I've got to buy bottled water because the water here isnt so good. So every week I go through like 12 bottles of water. We have recycling, but going down to the recycling bin every couple days is annoying. So I figured that there must be something I can do with them. I can do planting and such, so I'm looking into that. But in reality I cant plant 300 different plants! So what sort of things do you think I could do with all these bottles?UpdateThanks for the comments guys (gals)! Some of these ideas are really really good! I just either (a) lack the lake/body of water to build the rafts (b) have no desire to launch myself into the air (c) or live where it doesn't rain....Either way, I love these ideas. I thought this topic got buried! THANKS!!
Posted by The Dark Ninja 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I don't have a glass drill bit, is there another way to install the lights in a wine bottle either using another type of drill bit or a way that I don't need to drill?
Asked by DonnaMElb 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
This summer was especially hot and I ended up with about 20 or so plastic bottles. I want to use them for something useful around the house like maybe a chandelier or a lamp shade but am looking for other more interesting/creative uses for them. Any ideas or suggestions ? These are green half litre plastic bottles, the king that aerated drinks come in (see picture).
Asked by Mojo_JoJo 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
1). I would like to use PET drinking water bottles and polyethylene plastic bottles ( taco Sauce, mustard, plastic juice bottles)- for insulation in an attic? Choice 1). using a heat source like a heat gun and my air compressor can I inflate old PET plastic water bottles - into balloons to act as insulation spheres ? Each week I would spend time turning the plastic bottles into thin-walled spheres that would fill up the attic with light-weight spheres- maybe the size of a soccer ball? . 2). If Not choice 1). lets learn how to process plastic bags and packaging into a shredded stringy material to do the attic insulation job. The source of bottles is endless and I hate recycling these to the city and then purchasing expensive fiberglass batt insulation at $40 per roll. Any DIY wizards try this stuff? I could literally mega-insulate the attic. If treating the material with Sodium tetra-borate borax -to get a fire resistance that is doable too. They make clothes, blankets, molded items and padding routinely from old bottles: Why can't I? I would build a shredder or modify a branch shredder machine to do this and make it my recycling hobby over the long term.
Asked by KM6 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I'm doing a project utilizing old vodka bottles, and cannot find any info out there on removing the lettering.
Asked by BrookAnne 9 years ago | last reply 3 months ago
I have tried several different rods with my plastics welder, super glue, two part epoxy and bondo. Something to bond #5 plastic containers would be helpful.
Asked by mimsmall 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I would like to incorporate my stash of glass bottles into a greenhouse, but all the articles I've seen so far call for the bottles to be filled with dirt when being used to construct a wall. What about using them upright instead of on their sides?
Asked by jigsawinc 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Looking for ideas to repurpose M-6/8 oxygen bottles/tanks. I sure these can be used for something cool. Thanks for any ideas
Posted by Tygrant 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
The Plastiki is a boat that is held afloat by 12,500 plastic 2-liter bottles. Built by Adventure Ecology and captained by David de Rothschild, the boat will travel 7,500 miles from San Francisco to Sydney. Its mission is to create awareness about the vast amounts of plastic that get thrown into landfill or end up in the oceans. In addition to the wind power, the Plastiki will also be propelled by crew members bicycling along. Rain will be caught to provide water and sprouts will be grown in a vertical garden. Check out the link below for a lot more info. Plastiki via inhabitat
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I am cutting the bottom portion of a LOT 12 & 24 oz soda bottles (green craft!) and I am having problems getting a smooth edge. Right now I'm using a miter saw with a very fine plywood blade in backwords. I need something that would work quickly and not too time consuming.
Asked by terriradke 7 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I have a presntation for a business proposal, so i need 4 normal size model each of Carlsberg and budweiser beer bottles made of some sort of plastic for this. I also need 4 each made in plastic cans for the same product of Carlsbergs and Budweisers beer. I just want the bottles and cans to look like a real unopened beer.. where can i get this? can anyone help please? its urgent!
Asked by pumpie 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Asked by earthwalker 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am planning on selling facial cleansing oil on etsy.com and need to make professional, creative self adheasive, oil/waterproof lables for my cobalt glass bottles. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you in advance! Sue S.
Asked by beegirl70 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have some plasti-kote enamel brush on paint and I was wondering if it's transparent? I want to paint it on some bottles, but I want it to look like stained glass and not a huge block of paint, if that makes sense. I have tried the tinting trick with the mod podge, water and food coloring, but after i baked it, it still peeled off and I need something that will be a little more durable for the project I have in mind. I had these and found them when I was cleaning up my crafting area and though why not try them, but I don't want to waste a bottle since i sort of need all of them for the project I'm working on. Any help on this would be great.
Asked by taria 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Asked by macky171 8 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
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
Specifically mountain dew. is it styrene or a type of pvc?
Asked by castothomas 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have 2 champagne bottles, old keyboard, 2 altoids tins, a ton of baseball topps coins, 2 sets of old computer speakers.... i dont have soldering skills or any fancy cutting thingamajigs.... help? >.<
Asked by BarginsTech 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I was recently working on This Instructable when I realized something. I was pumping up soda bottles to very high temperatures, and then shooting them with guns to make them explode, you know, for the lulz. I tried to set the targets off with an array of powerful Airsoft guns, and they would simply not explode, or leak, or dent, or really do anything but go *plink*. These bottles were pressurized at about 80 PSI, and I was shooting at pretty close range (okay, closer that was really safe, but let's just disregard that right now) and nothing happened to the bottles. This got me thinking. I depresssurized the bottles, and went after them at a range of about half an inch with all of my Airsoft guns. Not a scratch. The plastic in these bottles is clear and flexible. My basic question is this: do you think it would be safe to make these bottles into goggles for Airsoft? I have been wanting to build some different masks for a while, to my own design, but the lenses have always been a problem, because they are expensive, inflexible, and cannot be easily cut or shaped. This bottle material is clear, practically free, appears to be just as tough, and can be layered without any visual distortion. What say you, Instructables?
Posted by ilpug 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I'm checking to see when the next weekly contest begins and i see a thing for Recycled bottles so i click on it. The start date for it is from November. How is it a weekly contest when it's from last week?
Asked by N1K1_1NC. 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
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