The 12 Best Ways To Upcycle Plastic

We use plastic bottles everyday, and they almost always end up in the recycling bin, or worse, in the trash. But did you know there are actually a bunch of cool and useful ways to "upcycle" those plastic bottles? We've compiled our 12 best plastic upcycling hacks that'll help you reduce your plastic footprint, and make your life better in the process. Are you ready? Let's go!

12. Hair Styling With A Plastic Bottle

Any woman who has ever used curlers or a curling iron before knows just how time-consuming, frustrating, and downright difficult it can be the get the perfect look. If you want fast results, this is the trick for you. Try it out and you'll love the way you look! Get the instructions for Beachy Waves in Just 5 Minutes.

Hair Styling With A Plastic Bottle

11. Plastic Bottle Camping Hacks

Camping is a whole lot of fun, and if you've never spent a night or weekend in the great outdoors, there's no better time than the present! Whether you're a complete novice and have no idea what you're doing or a wilderness master who thought they had done and seen it all, these plastic bottle hacks will take the entire experience to a whole new level! Get the instructions for the Plastic Bottle Camping Hacks.

Plastic Bottle Camping Hacks

10. Plastic Bottle Telescope 

On clear nights, far from the glow of the surrounding street lights, the evening sky comes alive with the glitter of distant stars, planets and, of course, the moon. It's hard not to want a closer look, and if you're not aiming for a career as an astronomer, this DIY telescope is an affordable way to have some fun with stargazing without breaking the bank! Get the instructions for the Plastic Bottle Telescope.

Plastic Bottle Telescope

9. DIY Dog Charms

Want to jazz up your dog's collar with a personalized pendant? Or do you want to keep a homemade picture of your dog close to your heart and always nearby? Thanks to these personalized shrinky dinks, you can easily make your own charms! Get the instructions for the DIY Dog Charms.

Dog Charms

8. Green Plastic Bottle Hacks

One of the best ways for you to help out the planet is to reuse or upcycle empty plastic bottles. So we've come up with some green DIY hacks to help guide you on this journey. For example, did you know that you can turn 3 empty plastic bottles into a vertical herb garden? Have a crack at these tricks! Get the instructions for the Green Plastic Bottle Hacks.

Plastic Bottle Plants

7. Butterfly Crafts

Did you know that there are 160,000 different species of butterflies? And because they're so beautiful, butterflies are a popular theme for decorations. But before you head to the store and buy a bunch of expensive products, check out these cool butterfly crafts you can easily make yourself with plastic bottles! Get the instructions for the Butterfly Crafts.

Butterfly Crafts

6. Cherry Blossom Painting

Delicate pink blossoms on dark branches on a white background: the motif of Japanese cherry blossoms is just as popular now as it ever was. If you feel moved to walk through a perfumed sea of flowers and also want to create a tasteful work of art for your home, then you're in the right place! Get the instructions for the Cherry Blossom Painting.

Cherry Blossom Paintings

5. Garden Fairy House

Are you looking to spruce up your backyard, garden, terrace, or balcony with a magical decoration? Would you also like to upcycle some old supplies you have lying around? This DIY project will let you kill two birds with one stone by turning an old plastic jug into an enchanting fairy house! Get the instructions for the Garden Fairy House.

Garden Fairy House

4. Ways To Reuse Plastic Bottles

Plastic bottles may not have the best reputation, especially given their effect on the environment, but here's your chance to turn a negative into a positive! Instead of just throwing out your old bottles, you can make further use of them with these handy tricks. Get the instructions for the Ways To Reuse Plastic Bottles.

More Plastic Bottle Hacks

3. Iron-On Decals

A lot of us have a plastic bag stuffed with other plastic bags, tucked away in a closet somewhere. If we remember to reuse them, fantastic. But you'd be better off taking the particularly colorful bags out of the heap and saving them, because you can transform them into something truly special! Get the instructions for the Iron-On Decals.

Iron-On Decals

2. Phone Charging Station

Most electrical outlets are located very low on the wall, which can make it difficult to find a place to put your cell phone when it's charging. But there is a very simple solution to this problem and you can make it yourself. All you need is an empty plastic bottle. Try it out! Get the instructions for the Phone Charging Station.

Phone Charging Station

1. Plastic Bottle AC

We're all agreed on one thing — hot weather is the worst. Sure, summer is over, but there's no reason not to prepare for the future! To make the heat somewhat more bearable, the following tips will help you keep cool and save the planet! Get the instructions for the Plastic Bottle AC.

Plastic Bottle AC

Before you throw away another plastic bottle, think about these hacks and projects. Which one was your favorite? Whichever one you like best, try it out, and let's save the planet one step at a time!


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