Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Estimated Cost

Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafts
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Clay & Sculpting
  • Nature Crafts
  • Wood Crafts
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Painting & Coloring
  • Food Crafts
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media/Miscellaneous
Time to complete

Select One (optional)

Primary Technique

Select One (optional)


Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Age Group

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens


Latest Comments

How to Recycle a Soda Bottle into a Pin Cushion

By: Gail Griffin from Purple Hues and Me
How to Recycle a Soda Bottle into a Pin Cushion
How to Recycle a Soda Bottle into a Pin Cushion
This image courtesy of

"Unfortunately, discarded plastic soda bottles usually end up as litter, in landfills and sadly in seas. And there are lots of companies trying to do their best to recycle plastics into additional useful products. I'm all for recycling plastics into fun craft ideas! It's amazing what can be made from discarded soda bottles! And making a pin cushion from a soda bottle was shared with me by my sister-in-law several years - a craft she picked up while visiting her hometown in Brazil."

Primary TechniqueGreen Crafting


Materials List

  • 2 liter empty soda bottle
  • Craft knife/scissors/black marker
  • Nail polish remover (acetone)/cotton balls
  • 5/8" trim/bias tape
  • Fabric scraps (2-12" x 12")
  • Poly-filling
  • Needle and thread
  • Quick grab and dry glue
  • Circle templates


  1. Wash bottle with dish detergent and let dry.

  2. Cut soda bottle in half just below the label.

  3. Draw a pattern outlining a chair using a black marker.

  4. Cut out the pattern and use a cotton ball dampen with nail polish remover.

  5. Glue on trim or bias tape around the edges using a quick grab & dry glue.

  6. Trace the outline of the circle templates on the wrong side of the fabric and cut out.

    Note: click image for larger version.

  7. Starting with the larger circle, make a running stitch around the folded inside edges of the fabric going around the entire circle, pulling the thread to gather the fabric into a circle. Make a few extra stitches where the threads meet, and knot to secure.

  8. Stuff filling into the fabric circle as tight as possible, making it fluffy and even like a pouf. Secure gathers with a few more stitches, cutting off excess thread.

  9. Cut a circle of fabric, folding edges under and glue in place over the cushion opening to complete the bottom cushion.

  10. Repeat the same steps using the next size circle to make the smaller back cushion.

  11. Make three yo yo's by sewing a running stitch along the folded edge around the smaller circles and gently pull the thread to gather the fabric toward the center. Secure by stitching close to gathers and knot. Had press yo yo's flat with gathers in center.

  12. With needle and thread, attach top cushion to plastic back through center of yo yo, making a recess in front center of cushion - then sewing back and forth several times and knotting to secure.

  13. Fold over side arm flaps sewing back and forth several times securing through the center of the yo yo, and knotting in place.

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Boho Crochet Shawl Pattern

Stay warm and fashionable this spring with these easy crochet projects. The Boho Crochet Shawl Pattern has a gorgeous earthy design… Continue reading: "Boho Crochet Shawl Pattern"



Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts


Sponsored Content

Connect With Us

Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----