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20 Reuses for Plastic Drink Bottles

11. Fill them with tap water and drop them in your toilet tank instead of a brick. You’ll save gallons of water each day!

12. Make a DIY lava lamp! So fun!

13. Make a super cute piggy bank.

14. This is NOT just another boring old “plastic vase”. This idea from Dollar Store Crafts for a DIY flower vase is a most elegant-looking use of a plastic drink bottle!

15. This is a pretty boring, but very functional, plastic bag dispenser. You could totally paint or decoupage it to spruce it up.

16. Make custom fashion, like these fun water bottle bracelets.

17. Make a coin purse. Amazing.

18. These “flower garland” hangings look so modern and so chic.

19. Save them for the holidays and make strings of stars (WOW) or icicle ornaments.

20. And finally, for the pros, you can set up a hydroponic window garden (double WOW).

Got any other ideas? Leave them in the comments!

Sayward Rebhal writes about landscaping and gardening in the Pacific Northwest for Networx. Get more like this on Networx.

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4:27AM PDT on May 5, 2013

Sorry to be negative but this article made me shudder. Please don't buy plastic water bottles and pleassse don't drink from them. I hope people don't get the idea that it's o.k. to be a little bit bad and buy these awful health and earth destroyers sometimes.....(sigh)

1:08PM PDT on May 29, 2012

Thanks for sharing

12:50PM PDT on May 29, 2012

Thanks for the tips

1:12AM PDT on May 17, 2012

Thanks for the tips.

2:18AM PDT on May 16, 2012

Thank you what a great article.

10:15PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

recycle the plastic bag the corn came in of course...the bottle will just keep the corn fresher for longer and store better on your shelf!

10:13PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

Buy popcorn in bulk bag, make funnel out of wax paper, pour and store in plastic drink bottle! Great for air popper pop corn!

6:16AM PST on Feb 20, 2012

These are some great ideas!! I am going to make the Lamp, the plastic bag Dispenser, and the Fly Trap.

My cousin bought a Fly Trap last summer and paid a pretty penny for it. I will make her one this year, and be reusing at the same time.

Thanks for the cool ideas!!!

1:02AM PST on Feb 16, 2012

Wow! Lots of great ideas here.
I, too, wish we didn't use them at all.

5:09AM PST on Feb 13, 2012

awesome, thanks

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