Wednesday 23 October 2013

Don't Throw out that Coke Bottle

It's time for another neat recycling idea. A few days ago one of my Kindergarten students brought a cute homemade candy container for 'Show and Tell'. He told us that it was a gift from his aunt at another colony. I loved it! And knew right away I want to not only try this, but share it with others.

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!


  1. What a neat idea! We hardly ever drink any soda, but the next time I get a plastic bottle I'll have to save it and try this.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Thanks, Mrs. Pepper, glad you like this idea. Yes, it is pretty neat.


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