How to Make Hanging Flowers Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles

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Reuse your plastic bottles by turning them into beautiful hanging flowers.

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Thread Banger Tracy Hepler: Hey everyone, hope you had a great week-end, back for another episode of Eco-Curious, were today we are going to teach you one of my favorite crafts making lovely flowers from recycled plastic bottles. For this project, you'll need variety of plastic water bottles. This shape, the soda two liter bottle is my favorite, jute or another string, I like jute because it's made from renewable resources fiber or bio-degrades, so it's great, a box cutter, hole-punch, and spray paint. You can use both the top and the bottom of the bottle. Simply get your box cutter and gently start to cut, be very careful when you cut this. Once you get a good cut, you can just finish it off with the pair of scissors. If you want, you can smooth it out just really even up any uneven pieces. Remove the top cut little petals kind of in a V-shape. Start to -- just bend them out a little bit. You can also do the same thing with the bottom, cutting pieces down the -- between the little grooves just make sure you cut in as deeply as you can, try to fold it out. On the bottom ones you're going to have to use the hole-punch, to punch a hole so that you can fuse a string. As close as you can get it to the middle as possible, it's great. Make sure when you use spray paint or any kind of paint that you are not wearing clothes that you care about because chances are they are going to get ruined. Make the little test spray first. If you want to get you little drops like that you can do little that or you can get more in and just get a little more concentrated. So after your flowers have dried just grab a piece of jute, I like to put one that you can kind of tie at the bottom to be the base. Check it out, we have a got a beautiful little plastic flower recycled window art display. We hope you enjoyed today's tutorial on "how to make flowers from recycled plastic bottles." We look forward to seeing you next week on another episode of Eco-Curious. And anytime you need green living tips, check this out at yourdailythread.com. Take care.
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