All you need is a coke bottle. I haven't tried it yet, but plan to, as soon as I find a bottle. I'm not a coke fan, so will have to ask around. It does have to be a coke bottle, because it's shaped differently at the bottom than other pop bottles.
Anyway, with these bottles you can make neat candy containers - perfect for gifts. The top has flaps that easily open and close. This first picture is what it looks like when it's closed. The one I will make, will have a bright ribbon around it, just for a more festive touch.
And with the flaps turned up. So just by looking at this picture, you can easily make your own.
Here's a better look at the top...interesting how it looks like a star:
Your turn. Do you have a neat recycling idea for pop bottles? I know people make all sorts of beautiful/useful things with them: butterflies, birdfeeders.... If you so wish, you can share your idea by being a 'guest' on my blog. Just fill in the 'contact me' form on the sidebar, or leave a comment. But don't forget to add your email address in this format: linda[dot]maendel[at]gmail[dot]com.
Thanks! Looking forward to seeing your creative ideas!