How to Create Christmas Ornaments using Recycled Plastic Bottles

How to Create Christmas Ornaments using Recycled Plastic Bottles

Did you know that plastic takes around 500 years to degrade and 50% of it is used only once then thrown away?!  I've been thinking about these statistics lately.  It seems so unbalanced and I wonder if there is anything I can do to help.  In prepping for the holidays, I thought of a crafty way to recycle plastic bottles for Christmas decorations!

This is a super easy DIY! Make Christmas tree ornaments from plastic bottles!  


Supplies: 

 Self-adhesive rhinestones and gems

Self-adhesive rhinestones and gems

  • Plastic water bottles  
  • Self-adhesive gems, pearls and rhinestones of your choice. I purchased these from Michael's.  Here are examples on Amazon: here or here or here
  • Glue, if needed
  • Hole puncher
  • Ribbon or string

Steps: 

 1. Cut out the bottom of a plastic bottle

1. Cut out the bottom of a plastic bottle

 2. Apply gems, pearls or rhinestones in any shape or configuration you like.   Experiment with shapes and colors. Use glue if needed.

2. Apply gems, pearls or rhinestones in any shape or configuration you like.   Experiment with shapes and colors. Use glue if needed.

 3. Punch a hole at the top of the ornament and attach string for hanging.

3. Punch a hole at the top of the ornament and attach string for hanging.

 

Enjoy!  So, now what should I do with the rest of the bottle? Give me your ideas or thoughts in the comments.

Happy Holidays!

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