This October Challenge Theme is Zero Waste! I love to upcycle things, give them a brand new life and turn them into something beautiful and useful. This time I get my idea from my own previous project. I used a plastic bottle to make DIY Cute Animal Pots. Now, the project is DIY Vase with a Zero Plastic Bottle which use up an entire plastic bottle. But before I move on, let me explain a bit about The Sustainable Pinterest Challenge.
The Pinterest Challenge has had a bit of a reboot for 2022 and is now the Sustainable Pinterest Challenge. Each month I join a group of creative bloggers and we select a pin or two that we feel inspired by and give it a go. Starting in January 2022 the Pinterest Challenge has a sustainable, eco friendly twist to it. All the projects shared will have something about them that involves recycling, upcycling, a general ethos of reducing waste and using what we have. It’s not about beating ourselves with a stick, it’s just about giving thought to how we can make small changes in our lives just a little more sustainable and reduce our impact on the environment.
Last month’s theme challenge was “Nature” and I made an DIY Pinecones for Fall. For this month theme “Zero Waste” as sustainable as a base to any of our challenge projects, I used an entire plastic bottle for vases which go well with Fall theme decor. One plastic bottle will turn into two vases; one hanging vase and a pot.
Things To Prepare
Super easy to make and easy-to-find supplies, so this DIY Vases from a plastic bottle is just great for Fall Decor. Let’s see what are the complete super short list supplies that are used to make this DIY Vases with a Zero Waste Plastic Bottle :
- Big plastic soda bottles
- Acrylic paint (white)
- Gold Paper
- Black flat nylon rope
How To Make
This surely a super easy project, I’m sure. Just cut and paste job. Anyway, if you wanted to make the same animal as mine, just follow these easy steps on how to make DIY Vases with a Zero Waste Plastic Bottle :
1 . Make sure your plastic bottles are cleaned. Cut a bottle into two, about half from the bottom bottle. Actually the height is up to you to decide, a shallow pot or deeper pot. Don’t forget to make holes on the bottom of one of the plastic pot (the bottom bottle part). But if you need it as a pot for a water pant, then you don’t need to make holes.
2. Start with painting the two vases. Leave it until dry.
3 .Install a hanger to the hanging vase by using a black flat nylon rope.
4. Followed by cutting some gold paper into small pieces which used to make some mosaic finishes on both vases.
5. When you finished with the cut and paste work, both of your vases are ready for planting!
One plastic bottle became two lovely vases, not bad, right? I use the hanging vase to plant some plants that survive with only water. The other gold mosaic vase I use for succulent pot. They both look pretty for my Fall decor.
Now, let’s take a look at what the other Sustainable Pinterest Challenge participants have made for their “Zero Waste” challenge.
Here’s the list of participants :
Julie | Sum of their Stories
Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Julie | Treasures Made From Yarn
T’onna | Sew Crafty Crochet
Niki | Life as a LEO Wife
Mel | Decor Craft Design
Christine | Christine’s Crafts
Vicky | Vicky Myers Creations
Here’s the list of projects :
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