Fun little carry all containers for storing just about anything that will fit! Another wonderful way to upcycle those plastic soda bottles.
- Plastic Soda Bottles, straight sides preferred. Aprox. 32 oz size is shown.
- X-acto Knife
- Goo Gone
- Pull string cord of some type.
- Glue Gun
- Sewing Machine to hem fabric. You could also do it by hand.
Remove the labels on all your bottles. After doing so use Goo Gone or something similar to get rid of the residue without marring the surface.
Measure and mark your bottle with a wipe off marker. Make it as tall as you wish.
Make a hem on the top of your fabric for the drawstring. You can also do a small hem the sides if desired though the ones I made I left raw. Make sure your fabric is cut to allow for the hems.
With the fabric inside out hot glue it to the open edge of the bottle. (This is not super strong but it will hold for lighter items.)
Flip the fabric up. The fabric should be cut large enough so that one side overlaps the other a little.
Attach a pin to your draw cord to help you pull it through the hemmed top of your material.
after you string the thread through it does not say how to close up the sides.
Hi Diane! I’m not sure what “sides” you’re meaning. Could you clarify?
Definitely hot glue is not going to hold very long on plastic! Sew it on or use a glue specifically for plastic
Yeah I actually mentioned that in the post. These would be for holding lightweight stuff. You’d need to sew for heavier items for sure.
Such a smart idea! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity on The Inspiration Board at homework.
Have a wonderful and creative day!
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You bet! Thanks Carolyn for commenting!
Have you considered using a long stick on your sewing machine to attach it to the bottle? I love the idea. My grandoughter has so many craft items to store. It would be perfect. Thanks
That would definitely make it sturdier. I was trying to make it as easy as possible but gluing it means you can’t put heavy stuff in it. So that’s a great idea for those who have the ability to do it!
A stick on sewing machine? How would this work?
Wow these are so clever. I love recycled projects and the pretty fabric is perfect! I’d like to invite you to share this project or any of your projects on The Inspiration Board at my blog homework.
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Thanks Carolyn. I’ll check out your site!
So cute and very creative! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
Your very welcome Angela!
How cute and practical. I love green projects. Thanks for sharing.
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