Wednesday, July 27, 2011

#184 Sprite Bottle Turtle

When I made my Coke bottle turtle the other day, what I ended up with was not even close to what I had envisioned in the first place.  Both of my kids started their bottles of pop at the same time but my youngest can turn having a pop into a week-long event.  She finally  finished hers so I was able to try to make the turtle I had originally thought of.  The green bottle worked pretty well.
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  1. Awesome, Ange! Very creative. How did you think of this? You know what else you can do with the bottoms of plastic bottles? I just saw this project idea in a book on upcycled crafts to cut out the bottom like a flower shape, then use some kind of dowel to hold the center down on an inflammable surface (a brick or cement) while you use a heat gun to curl the edges up. You can drill holes through the center to add some beads for adornment and then either make the "flowers" into pins or string them onto a necklace.

  2. Great one Ange! And thanks Atomic Rose, I wondered how people where curling the plastic for recycled jewelry. I think this is very cool!

  3. Hmmm... I think I will 'google' that Atomic Rose. I wonder if I could incorporate that technique into a turtle. I think the kids still have a Coke left to split. And I don't know how I thought of it. I was just looking around for turtle-y ideas, and the bottle was on the counter waiting to go out in the recycling bin.
    I used to think I wasn't very creative, just an instruction-follower. This project is making me realize that I do have some creativity. Hopefully by the end of the year, my techniques will have a little more polish!

    Thanks for the kind words!

  4. Ange - your turtles are getting more and more innovative! To see a turtle in something like a plastic bottle is really cool!

  5. hey! i was browsing blogs and found this, and thought of you!

  6. That is awesome Heidi! Thank you. I now have it bookmarked. :)

    Thanks Tricia!