Bottle Bottom Pendants

31 Oct

When we were on vacation we picked one of our favorite posts from last year to re-post.We have a lot more visitors now than we used to, so many of you might not have seen this cool craft.

From: 29AUG 2010

I made these with my friends.

My mom found a cool blog (http://knit1slip1.com/jewelry/) that showed  how to make beads out of plastic bottles.  We were going to recycle the bottoms of the bottles, but I liked the designs and decided to try making pendants out of them.  They turned out cool. But you need an adult to help with this craft!

Materials

  1. Plastic Recyclable Drink Bottles
  2. Sharpie Markers
  3. Candle
  4. Jump Ring
  5. Scissors
  6. Needle Nose pliers

*We used a Dremel drill to put a tiny hole in the plastic for the jump ring.

 Directions

  1. Cut bottom off of a plastic drink bottle.
  2. Use Sharpies to color inside of bottle bottom.
  3. Grip edge of bottle bottom with pliers.
  4. Carefully hold it over flame until cut edges curl under.
  5. Set on a heatproof surface (like a trivet or a ceramic plate) to cool.
  6. Use drill to put hole in pendant for jump ring.
  7. Thread jump ring through hole.

Note: Work in a well ventilated area.  The plastic will give off some fumes when melting and we can’t know for sure, but you probably shouldn’t inhale them!

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2 Responses to “Bottle Bottom Pendants”

  1. Lisa October 31, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    What an awesome idea!! I will have to share with some of my creative friends!!! THANKS for POSTING!!!
    (Have fun on vacation!!)

  2. christmas decorations November 9, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    beautiful use of old bottles. thanks a lot for sharing il probably use this in the future would be good to do with my kids

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