Monday, November 26, 2012

Make Colorful Holiday Garland Using Recycled Plastic Lids And Bottles

Making Art From Recycled Plastic Lids And Bottles 

I loved this idea of slicing up plastic bottles and reusing plastic lids to make colorful holiday garland.  

Recycled art 3
Recycled art
I believe this recycled art was photographed at a flea market in Cape Town, South Africa. I'm inspired to try this project and will never look at old plastic bottles and lids the same way anymore.

If you are like me, you probably have closets filled with containers of orphaned lids and bottoms. Or maybe even a box or two in the basement of plastic storage containers that are somewhat deformed after they melted in the dishwasher  or on the stove top. Now is your chance to give them a new beginning.

I wish I had the details on  how to slice the old plastic bottles or punch holes in these plastics to be able to thread them onto the wire or string that creates the garland.  If any of my readers would like to offer some ideas, please post a comment.


Photos courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/vilseskogen/3022165610/in/photostream
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

1 comment:

  1. Good idea. That would make an awsome patio screen.

    For quick cutting you could use a jig saw or a band saw.

    I would probably just drill out the holes and use a heavy string.

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