Sunday, January 18, 2015

Animal Print Pencil Holder - Pop Bottle Recycled

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Hi again. I thought I'd try another recycle project for the Creative Challenge.

My last creation was called Magical Transformations which you can see HERE.

It was whimsical, sparkly and pretty. Just what every princess needs.

This week I'm making something I need. I know I can go out and buy something but what fun would that be. Besides I can make exactly what I want in a few minutes and say it only cost pennies.

So here it is. My animal print pencil holder made from a pop bottle. And my granddaughters old skirt. And hot glue.

It turned out perfectly. Exactly what what I needed. All my pens, markers and pencils fit.

  • pop bottle
  • sharp blade
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • fabric - I used and old skirt.

This is how I made it.
  • First I started by cutting an opening in the side of the bottle about an inch above the height that I wanted my finished holder to be.
  • Then I used scissors to carefully make my way down the plastic bottle to the finished height that I wanted it to be. It just makes it easier to cut it this way rather than going straight to the finished line.
  • The skirt was actually a good size for the height. I just had to cut off the elastic band.

  • Now the fun part. The hot glue gun. I'm not sure what it is about the glue gun that makes it such fun. Anyway. I put a dab of hot glue on the bottle then pressed the fabric in place. Be careful. That is hot glue. Ouch.
  • Once the top was completed, I glued the material to the bottle of the bottle. To make it even, I glued it into place by alternating sides back and forth instead of just working my way around.
Lucky me, I didn't have to add the ribbon. It was part of the skirt and it fit perfectly in place near the top of my pencil holder.

And look. My granddaughter approves. Her little stuffy came to visit.

What do you think? Easy enough? 

Now what can I make?

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  1. Great minds think alike, Darlene. Just this week I shared soda bottle and washi tape organizer ideas. Can't wait to see what we come up with next! :)

    1. I don't think this is the first time this has happened. LOL.

  2. Visiting you from the Happiness is Homemade Linky! What a cute project and a good way to upcycle both the skirt and the bottle!

  3. oh this is too cute! how fun and easy to make your own wild side pencil holders or organizers!!

  4. How cute! Thanks for your submission to the HomeAcre hop. Feel free to stop by or any of the hosts again this week to submit another :)

  5. How very adorable! I need to get myself a glue gun!

    Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup and hope you join us again this weekend! Pinning to our linkup board.

  6. I think we might just have a pop bottle laying around! Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Monday. I look forward to you sharing again!