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DIY Christmas Decorations From Recycled Water Bottles

  • diy christmas decorations from recycled water bottles, christmas decorations, home maintenance repairs, ponds water features
I started with 2 empty water bottles and cut the tops off where they start to taper at the neck.
  • diy christmas decorations from recycled water bottles, christmas decorations, home maintenance repairs, ponds water features
Don’t throw these parts away as they can be used for the second project.
  • diy christmas decorations from recycled water bottles, christmas decorations, home maintenance repairs, ponds water features
On the body of one of the bottles I cut both sides to make 2 tabs. The cut is a little larger than the width of the bottle.
  • diy christmas decorations from recycled water bottles, christmas decorations, home maintenance repairs, ponds water features
Next I taped the “tabbed”bottle to the bottom of the second bottle to make a foot shape. At this point you could paper mache and then paint or perhaps wrap in bandages and decorate with spiders etc to make a cool looking mummy’s foot or superman or batman boots for a birthday party., It’s up to the imagination. But as I am doing Christmas and using things around the house, I used the sleeve of a red sweater.
  • diy christmas decorations from recycled water bottles, christmas decorations, home maintenance repairs, ponds water features
I inserted the bottle foot into a sleeve and tucked the cuff under and glued it. Then I stapled the top part of the sleeve and bottle. Staple flat side on the inside so as little hands cant be hurt.
  • diy christmas decorations from recycled water bottles, christmas decorations, home maintenance repairs, ponds water features
Using part of the left over side I cut and painted a buckle shape for the trimmings. I used black elastic for the belt and sole of the shoe as that is what I had on hand, but it can be done with many things.
  • diy christmas decorations from recycled water bottles, christmas decorations, home maintenance repairs, ponds water features
This is the finished product. I added some fur trim off of an old costume my daughter had and done!
  • diy christmas decorations from recycled water bottles, christmas decorations, home maintenance repairs, ponds water features
Fill with lollies, trinkets, decorations or plants etc and enjoy.Of course you could personalise it with a name tag for the kids or as a gift. 🙂
  • diy christmas decorations from recycled water bottles, christmas decorations, home maintenance repairs, ponds water features
Now back to the top parts of the bottle. First I taped the pieces together to shape a bauble.
  • diy christmas decorations from recycled water bottles, christmas decorations, home maintenance repairs, ponds water features
I punched a hole into each of the caps.
  • diy christmas decorations from recycled water bottles, christmas decorations, home maintenance repairs, ponds water features
Insert a ribbon loop into the hole on the cap and tied off to create the hanger. Then I decorated using paper and homemade mod podge, ribbons etc..
  • diy christmas decorations from recycled water bottles, christmas decorations, home maintenance repairs, ponds water features
  • diy christmas decorations from recycled water bottles, christmas decorations, home maintenance repairs, ponds water features
Here is one made from smaller bottles and decorated with twine and flowers.

Materials used for this project: HERE

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