Party favour containers from plastic bottles
At the DIY Divas upholstered ottoman workshop yesterday we were discussed recycling. One of the ladies (thanks Bettina!) mentioned how to make party favours using the base of a plastic bottle. Not quite understanding what she meant, I experimented with different ways and lo and behold, you can make fantastic party favour containers with a plastic bottle. Here's how...
Here is my first attempt. A bright candy pink party favour with a black butterfly.
You can use any size of plastic bottle depending on whether you want small or large party favour containers.
I am using a 2-litre plastic bottle. You need to cut off the top section of the bottle as shown left and you can use the marks on the bottle as a guide.
Some bottles have vertical indents and you can use these to cut lines down to the base. If your bottle doesn't have any indents, divide into 5 equal sections.
Keep your cut a distance of 3cm away from the line that marks the cup shape at the bottom of the bottle. Don't worry if you get it wrong the first time - you can use the base for another project.
Use a pair of scissors to curve the top corners of the five cut sections.
Before you carry on, close the top to make sure the cut is in the right place.
You can still make adjustments if the cut is too short.
Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint comes in beautiful colours and can now be sprayed onto plastic. Only spray on a light, even coat to prevent runs and then let this dry.
Once dry, fold over the sections and add your desired embellishment - attaching on the top of one section with hot glue.
Spray your party favours in any colour with Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint. I chose Gloss Apple Red and then added a couple of green leaves cut from card.
You can even decoupage your party favours with fabric or wrapping paper.
These containers are also perfect for home-baked goodies and gifts of unusual shapes that are difficult to wrap. I spray the container with Rust-Oleum Universal pure gold and popped on a shimmering ruby red ribbon.
You will find the full range of Rust-Oleum products at your local Builders Warehouse and I'm sure that you will be saving plastic bottles from now on...!