What can you make with an empty plastic pop bottle? - Can we get to 100 things

September 10, 2008 4:51pm CST
I'll start the ball rolling ..... I grow my own herbs and use the bottoms of the bottles as little plastic plant pots when I am taking cuttings and trying to get them to root.
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@Wizzywig (7860)
10 Sep 08
fill them with sand as weights (for exercising)..or skittles; mini cloches to go over your seedlings odds & ends pots (decorated or not) cut the tops of and use them as funnels or put them in the centre of hanging baskets to make watering easier again using the top bit (with the lid on)catch spiders etc under them then slide a sheet of card under to pick them up and eject them from your house give them to the children to use in water play make rockets (can't recall how but i remember seeing it somewhere...)
@Wizzywig (7860)
10 Sep 08
Oh yes... if they're the right shape/size you can use them as rolling pins. If you fill them with cold water it keeps the pastry cool
11 Sep 08
When my kids were younger we used to fill them with different things and paint them and make musical instruments. The fun we used to have! I used to help run a playgroup when my kids were younger too and money was always tight so we used to use them for water play. We would cut lots of different sizes, for teeming and ladeling (have I spellt that correctly) or punch holes in them for the water to run out. The kids would spend hours of fun at such a small cost. And we'd hd to buy the squash in the bottles in the first place anyway!
12 Sep 08
Well we've got to number 12 Some of the uses were very similar so have counted them as 1. Shall I be unlucky no 13? My friend uses them for protection in packaging when she sells on ebay, she sells a lot of jewellery. Who's going to do number 14 then?
@palonghorn (5490)
• United States
10 Sep 08
In a pinch you can cut off the bottom and use as a funnel. You can also cut small holes around the bottom section, stick in some sticks, leave the ends sticking out about 2 inches and use as a bird feeder. When I worked for a lady in a craft business, we would use them for me to transport paint in to my home, since she bought her paints by the gallon and I was doing detail work for her.