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25 Easy to Make Water Bottle Crafts

If you're interested in making crafts with plastic bottles step by step, this is the collection you need.

By: Rachel Bernstein, Editor,
Updated February 08, 2018
Easy to Make Water Bottle Crafts

There are so many ideas for crafts made from recycled items, it's sometimes hard to decide which ones to try. We've rounded up 25 Easy to Make Water Bottle Crafts that are so fashionable, handy and fun, you'd never guess they're plastic bottle crafts! 

From trendy water bottle bracelets to bottle caps crafts that double as wall art, this collection offers ideas for recycled water bottle crafts that you can use in your everyday life.  So if you're going green and want suggestions for crafts using plastic bottle caps, take a look at these 25 Easy to Make Water Bottle Crafts, empty your recycling bin, and get to work on one of these eco-friendly projects!

To get things started, here's a fun way to reuse an old water bottle.  Kids and adults alike will love this DIY Bubble Machine, and you won't believe how easy it is to make!  With only a few easy-to-find materials, you can transform an old plastic bottle into a fun thrifty toy that's great for pool parties and bath time!

PLUS: One of our favorite plastic bottle crafts for kids is this timeout jar project. Check out our video tutorial below to learn how to make a "time out jar" for kids using an old water bottle! 


Jewelry Crafts with Water Bottles

  • Faux Felted Water Bottle Bracelets

    These funky, colorful bracelets are a fun way to spice up your wardrobe with wearable water bottle recycling crafts.  We love how the felt adds an element of softness and disguises the plastic.

  • Pink Flower Water Bottle Bracelets

    Who says you can't be fashionable and eco-friendly?  These Pink Flower Water Bottle Bracelets look like something you might find at your favorite accessories store, but they're really recycled plastic bottle crafts that you can easily make at home!

  • Water Bottle Jewelry

    Learn how to turn old plastic bottles into trendy accessories with this Water Bottle Jewelry tutorial.  From floral necklaces to dainty daisy bracelets, get creative and fill up your jewelry box with these adorable water bottle projects!

  • Plastic Water Bottle Pendant and Necklace Video

    Prepare to be amazed by this recycled plastic bottle crafts tutorial.  Watch the video to find out how to make one-of-a-kind water bottle crafts that you can wear every day, including a plastic water bottle pendant and a necklace made from recycled bottles.

  • Blue Bling Water Bottle Earrings

    Get inspired by everyday objects. Blue Bling Water Bottle Earrings can be created by combining a plastic blue drink bottle and copper enamel ink. Everyone will be shocked when they find out these earrings are repurposed from a water bottle!

  • Patriotic Water Bottle Bracelet

    Go green and celebrate the Fourth of July with plastic bottle crafts! Make a Patriotic Water Bottle Bracelet using an empty bottle and red, white and blue buttons. Wear it on the nation's birthday to show your patriotic spirit.

  • Water Bottle and Paper Bangles

    Rock an earth-friendly, fashionable look with Water Bottle and Paper Bangles. For this recycled craft project, you'll need metallic foil tape, scrapbook paper and empty plastic bottles. Customize each piece to create the perfect look.

Plastic Water Bottle Crafts to Help You Organize

  • Water Bottle Supply Organizer Recycled Craft

    One of our favorite easy to make water bottle crafts is this handy organizer.  Get your craft room in order with this clever storage solution, made from recyclable materials!

  • Water Bottle Storage

     Never pay for plastic storage containers again!  These instructions for recycled plastic bottle crafts will have you organized in no time!

  • Upcycled Containers

    Water bottle crafts can be useful and cute, all at the same time!  You'll love to display these adorable upcycled containers, decorated with colorful scrapbook paper.

  • Plastic Bottle Bathroom Storage

    Transform an old plastic bottle, either a water bottle or even a shampoo bottle, into this convenient bathroom storage idea.

  • Secretly Cheap DIY Flower Vase

    Reader Favorite! Check out this plastic bottle craft to learn how to make a DIY vase that looks like a million bucks.

Plastic Water Bottle Decoration Ideas

  • Plastic Bottle Lid Art

    For a fun and inexpensive way to decorate your home, you might want to consider artistic water bottle crafts.  Your friends will be amazed that you created this contemporary wall hanging using recycled materials!

  • 3 D Canvas with Silk Flowers

    Instead of tossing that plastic bottle, why not incorporate it into your next piece of art?  Bring your painting to life using recycled plastic crafts.  We love how the water bottle vase makes the painting 3-D!

  • Adorable Clay Pig

    Water bottle crafts don't get any cuter than this!  The best part about this home decor piece is that no one would ever guess that the pig's body is made from a recycled plastic bottle!

  • Water Bottle Room Divider

    Add depth and dimension to any room with a Water Bottle Room Divider. This craft is extremely inexpensive to make and looks store-bought. Recycled plastic bottle crafts are a great way to reduce, reuse and recycle!

  • Soda Bottle Chandelier Plastic Bottle Craft

    Here's a great way to reuse all those water bottles that you have collecting in your recycle bin.  With some simple supplies and a little patience, you can create this Soda Bottle Chandelier, perfect for displaying in your craft room or a playroom.  You can use different colored bottles or lights to create a unique effect, and kids will love helping you create this amazing and artistic project!

  • 8 Ways to Craft with Bottle Caps

    Once you make plastic water bottle crafts, use the caps to make even more DIY crafts. These 8 bottle cap crafts are cute, simple, and great short-term projects to make in an afternoon.

Fun Ways for Reusing Water Bottles

  • Dog Bottle Bank Water Bottle Craft

    Anyone who loves water bottle crafts will flip over this cute Dog Bottle Bank.  Save some green with this simple green crafting project!

  • Cat Bottle Bank Water Bottle Craft

    Since you can never have enough water bottle crafts, why not make a purrfect companion for your Dog Bottle Bank with this feline version?  These recycled plastic crafts also make great gifts for any animal lover in your life.

  • Bottle Cap Snake Toy

    Looking for fun plastic bottle caps crafts that you can make with your kids?  This wiggly Bottle Cap Snake Toy is a great craft for little boys, plus it puts all of those used water bottle tops to good use! If you're wondering what things to make with plastic bottles for kids, this is a great project.

  • Recycled Tic Tac Toe Game

    It's easier than you think to make your own board game out of recycled materials.  This Tic Tac Toe game is one of our favorite crafts using plastic bottle caps because it's something the whole family can enjoy!

  • Plastic Bottle Robot

    Recycle plastic bottles and create your own eco-friendly robot! To create your own Plastic Bottle Robot, try a new technique and distress the bottle with acrylic paint. This gives the piece a very industrial-look edge. Watch your robot come to life!

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I actually never knew one COULD craft with water bottles until discovering this site. These are such great ideas and a lot of them seem simple enough for children. I might have to rope my little ones into this on the next crafting night )

Once again great ideas for crafts, ideas that keep plastic out of the landfill and reduce the recycling, and ideas that children can follow. Love it.

amazingggggggg ideas )

I never drink from water bottles because they create extra waste, but this gives me a great reason to start and turn them into fabulous projects!

These are super fun to make with little kids.

This is upcycling at it's finest. I love the Soda Bottle Chandelier. Thanks for sharing!

The water bottle bracelets look really fun. I never would have guessed they were made from water bottles

seems cool :D

Thankyou from the bottom of my heart.I am so poor and love to save.I will be making the t-paper roll art and the plastic bottle design room dividers..I have to start over with nothing everything I own and saved is gone! So this is the bare scraps..TY>..Take care and GodBless..

I have a lot of Soda bottles and I hate to throw them in the recycle...I now have a treasure of ideas to use and I especially like the organizing and home decor ideas!

Would love to do all of these wonderful things that you show but the Sissex,et al, are way out of my budget.

I have a friend who has all kinds of animals. She has some snakes, boas, this would be great to make for her! Have you got one for birds? She has beautiful parrots, but a nice bird would do. Thanks for the clear instructions and pics.

Good, sturdy construction instructions, but I don't understand the need for the cheese cloth. I wouldn't throw away the tops of the bottles. Cut off a few centimetres below the screw-on top. This makes an excellent seal for plastic bags containing, e.g. cat food, temporary supplies of coffee, sugar, powdered milk, etc. to take when you go camping, picnics, etc. Just insert the top of the bag through the top of the bottle from the bottom of the neck, fold over the bag tightly over the thread, and screw on the top. Keeps out moisture, ants, flies, cockroaches and any other undersirable goggas. Joyce

and the ideas keep coming! The water in this town is over-chlorinated and not fit to drink, hence a lot of water bottles lots of uses for the bottles and now a great use for the tops. Thank you.


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