Learn how to recycle plastic bottles? The weather is too hot… You could feel the real summer blaze this year with temperatures reaching 108 deg F… We desperately need some refreshing rain!!!
Today, I felt so bored and was watching a movie on Netflix, “The Boy who harnessed the wind”.
A decent movie with great thoughts! It was so touching… How different parts of the world struggle to meet their basic needs… How climate change affects the livelihoods of farmers… It has beautifully depicted life in rural villages and how they overcome every struggle they face in their lives. They don’t even have electricity, a proper school…
How lucky are we? We’re living life in our own comfort zone yet we find it a difficult space to live!!
DIY Recycle Plastic Bottles:
Coming back, what’s the best way to recycle plastic bottles? Turn them into a planter or a name plate or how about both? Ever since we moved into our new home, I had been thinking of making a name plate. I wanted it to be unique with a touch of nature! It’s the right time to create a name plate combining Dot Painting and Mandala art.
I was so excited about trying something with Dot painting. It’s also known as ‘Australian aboriginal dot art’ as it originated from Indigenous Australians. Combining it with Mandala art is trending in recent times.
Dot mandala art on bottle:
Painting dot mandalas needs a lot of patience and time to do it. Etching alphabets in dot mandala art is quite interesting!! All you need is some acrylic colors and different sized tools. I had a few empty surf excel bottles lying in the store room which could now be repurposed as a planter and a name plate. I’ve used a pencil and crochet needle as my tools to do dot mandala art.
If you’re wondering what to make with empty plastic bottles or how to use plastic bottles for decoration, then here’s the deal. It’s the best way to recycle plastic bottles into something amazing!!
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Here’s how to create a name plate…
- Cut the openings into a desired shape in the plastic bottle.
- Make holes at the bottom for air circulation and to drain water.
- Prime the bottle using Gesso. Apply two coats and allow them to dry in-between coats.
- Dab two colors in a sponge brush and create a textured effect. Allow it to dry for a while.
- Draw the design using a pencil and create a dot pattern along the design using different sized tools.
- When it’s dried, add soil and some plants. I prefer hanging plants like baby tears, string of hearts vines, wandering Jew and purple hearts.
Dot Mandala art on a bottle is ready to deck the wall!
Have you done any crafts with plastic bottles? Do comment below about how you have recycled plastic bottles…