Some of my readers are just too brilliant for words. Like this German lady, Wesen-Art, whose creative projects have become increasingly sophisticated and interesting over the years that I have been following her submissions to our linky parties. Look what she submitted the other day in our weekly linky party ‘Time for a Party’?
A fabulous idea on how to recycle an empty shampoo bottle into a small tag bag, for your keys, coins and perhaps a doggy bag. Fabulous!
She is not only original in her work. She usually includes a clear tutorial on how to make her projects as well. Yep. Free. She makes her recycling and other craft projects looks simple too. Like for this recycled bottle craft.
How to make a recycled shampoo bottle bag
Start with cleaning the bottle and removing the labels.
Then, cut off the top of the bottle into the shape as is shown in the picture. Essentially you’re cutting off the bottle top, leaving a ‘flap shape’ on on one side and a flat edge on the other.
Place the holes as shown: Place one hole in the flap section. Fold it over to determine the facing spot on the body bag to place the second hole. You’ll insert your push button or other fastener in these two.
Punch a third hole on the side. This hole is used to add a little chain and a fob tag.
DIY Recycled Bottle Bag Making
Just in case you want to do the order ‘your way’, be sure to tear off the ugly plastic layer with text before you put the fastener on. Otherwise it’s hard to get off, and none needs to know that you use a special shampoo for your dandruff, right?!
Where to get Snap Push Buttons for your recycled bottle bag?
You can get these snap push buttons on Amazon.
Photo credit | Project Source
The blog, Wesen-Art at Blogspot in Germany, for step-by-step photos.
Note: Just ignore that she’s not (yet) the best photographer in the world (although I’m sure if she’d put her mind to it, she’d be fabulous at that also). Just look at the DIY and craft projects she has made, and don’t be put off by the photos. We all have such outlandishly high photography standards in this digital age. Wesen-art’s projects are usually highly original, not too intricate, do-able with kids.
More recycling crafts
And, now that you know what to do with old shampoo bottles, be sure to check out all our craft projects using recycled materials. We have hundreds of recycled craft ideas on this blog!