Butterflies from a plastic bottle
To make butterflies you will use a bottle of light transparent plastic. Draw a butterfly stencil on a piece of paper or print the finished one on a printer. Cut the layout out of the paper along the contour and attach it to the side of the bottle.
Round the butterflies with a marker, then cut the workpieces with scissors. Pull out the wings. Put a pattern with a pattern that will be on butterfly wings, under the plastic. Circulate the pattern with a stained glass outline. While the outline is still raw, it can be removed with a cotton wand if the line has strayed. Cut the dried contour with the corner of the blade.
All lines circled by the contour must be closed. Pick the pattern on the wings correctly.
Paint the pattern with stained glass paint. Accelerate it inside the contour with a brush so that there is a uniform distribution within the designated area. Since the wings are shaken, paint one first, only then move on to the other so that the paints don’t flow.
Twist from a thin wire of the effort for your crafts. Taurus of the insect with beads. Stick them with “Moment” glue or use a hot glue gun. Wings can be decorated with fine sequins, pebbles or beads.
A butterfly from a plastic bottle can be supplemented with a gift box, used as a toy for a Christmas tree, planted it in a flower pot or made a decoration for a bouquet.
Zippered plastic case
To create a plastic case, a bottle of any color comes in handy. Choose its volume depending on what you plan to put in it. With a sharp knife, divide the bottle above the middle into two parts. Come to each part of the zipper halves. Zip it up by getting the case.
Make a hole in the bottle lid. Put a thick drawstring in the hole and tie the noddle. If necessary, you can tie the case in the right place or hang by making a loop.
In this case it is convenient to store cutlery in the cottage, small stationery, nails, screws and other small building tools.
A crumpled plastic vase
Creating an original plastic bottle vase will require you to be neat. From the selected bottle cut the neck with a sharp knife or scissors. Clean the cut with coarse-grained sandpaper. While you’re doing the preparatory work with a plastic bottle, boil the kettle in. You’ll need cool boiling water.
Put the bottle in the sink. You’ll need two pieces of pliers or two forks. Grab the neck of the bottle with the other hand pour boiling water from the kettle. From hot water the plastic softens and will lend itself to moulding. Make dents and folds on the bottle with a fork or pliers. At the same time, press your product tightly to the bottom of the sink, so that the bottom of the future vase is sustainable. Drain the water.
The cooled workpiece of a vase made of crumpled plastic must be painted. With dark acrylic glass paint cover the vase in two to three layers with intermediate drying. Carefully paint all the collages and folds. Apply small patterns if desired.
On the tip of the dry brush, type some gold or silver paint. Cover all convex parts of the vase with light smears. Paint will give volume and nobility to your creation.
The vase is suitable for dry flowers. If you plan to put live flowers in it, cover it on top with a protective layer of varnish.
Adapter from the bottle for watering flowers
The volume of the plastic bottle is selected taking into account the size of the flower pot in which you have it will adapt. Make a few needle punctures in plastic, placing them below the middle of the bottle. Bury the prepared container into the flower pot for up to half and pour over the water. Now your plants will get enough moisture in dry times, and you can safely leave for a few days.
Flowers from plastic bottle
Wash the bottle from labels. While it dries, draw on paper a mock flower of four or five petals. Place a pattern on the wide portion of the bottle and cut several blanks out of the plastic. The more there are, the more lush your flower will be.
Now it is necessary to give volume to each petal. This can be done over a gas stove or over a candle, meaning you will need an open flame. Hold your blanks over the fire, gently turning each petal towards it so that it is slightly melted and curled.
Collect your work. Pick each workpiece in the center. String all the prepared elements on the wire, forming a flower from them. Round pliers make a loop in the flower’s earling so that the blanks don’t pop out. Wink the wire with green tape, which is applied in floristry and has adhesive effect. You get stems similar to real ones. Corrugated paper can be used instead of a tipetape.
Paint the resulting flower from aerosol spray or acrylic paints on the glass. On the center of the plastic flower, stick one large or several small beads.