So, while I am being called a hippie prepper, let's just remember I am constantly trying to get people to think how to use what is around them. This skill gets you ready for the day when there is short supply of conventional raw material.
Here to the left, we see a great use of the old soda bottle. I have one of these high in a tree. Mine can only be seen if you sit in the patio chair and look up. The birds like it and the cats can't get to them. My wooden spoons came from a yard sale buy. I got ten for fifty cents. Maybe you have some that are so old, they have been stained and burned and need to be repurposed. You can put an eye screw through the cap, place the spoons in first, fill it with seed and hang it with twine. I also use a seed mix that creates a ground cover under the shade of a large oak tree where grass will not grow. So, even the seeds that are cast off have a purpose.
This jewelry stand struck me as a little too cute until I thought it would be great for my projects to sort screws or nails into when I am making things in the shed. The web link for this project has a step by step tutorial for anyone who has never used a little all thread, nuts and washers.
Soda bottles make great green houses for tender young seeds, terrariums, wind and cold. You can start seeds in them on the window sill, transplant the plant into the garden, then put the top back on them if the weather turns foul.
If you have looked at any of my other posts, you will know that these are basic steps and there is always someone out there who has taken one idea to the next level, so, here we go:
|Soda bottle Greenhouse|
Recycle bin made of recycled bottles!
Soda bottle skylight, just add bleach to keep the inside mold free.
Bottle Light cover craft
Plastic bottle votive or candle holder
Build a boat
Build an island, start small
THE SODA BOTTLE GAS MASK