Having too many plastic drink bottles around your house would make you think twice about throwing them away. For one, it’s not good for the environment. And when you take a second look at them, they are still in great condition, so you might as well recycle them.
However, it’s easy to run out of ideas on how to recycle these plastic water bottles. Don’t worry, we got a few ideas here on how to reuse plastic drink bottles.
Have a homemade juicer
You could spend upward of $2,000 on a juicer. Or, you could cut up two recyclable water bottles, layer them over the glass you want to drink out of, and squeeze out your favorite fruit’s juice right on those plastic bottles.
They’ll catch all the juice and make sure that you get a cost-effective fresh juice.
Protect your food using plastic drink bottles
If you want to keep your food hot or keep any potential bugs away, simply cut off the top of a nearby plastic bottle. It will cover your bowl of food entirely and make sure that nothing damages it.
An on-the-go drying rack
This one is perfect if you have a big plastic water bottle.
All you need to do is cut some slits in the side of it, and a little circle on top, just enough to fit some dishes and cutlery.
Make a homemade sprinkler
This may be one of our favorite garden ideas using plastic bottles. When the summer gets really hot, why waste your time and money driving to the store to get a water sprinkler?
Instead, cut a few holes in your bottle and attach it over a hose. Voila, you have an excellent sprinkler for your kids to run around in.
It will also be great for your grass.
Organize your yarn
If you love to knit, you know the struggle of trying to knit something while also keeping your yarn organized and not knotting up.
With a plastic bottle, you can cut it in half in order to fit the yarn in, reassemble it, and then pull out the yarn through the top hole. It’ll make the knitting experience much neater.
Create a storage space for your umbrella
So often people leave their umbrellas lying on the floor and lose track of them. But if you also have a shoestring lying around, you can create a hanging hook for your umbrella in between uses.
A paint palette
One smart water bottle uses is to create a paint palette out of it.
Cut off the bottom of your water bottle, so that you can easily access the curvy part. Then, you can put different paints in each hollowed-out part and easily mix paints with little mess!
It can help you pour water more easily
If you ever need a quick way to wash your hands while you’re camping, or if you want to make it easier to rinse something, cut a small hole at the bottom of big water bottles.
The water will only flow out of the hole when the cap is unscrewed, so you have control over how much water you are letting out.
Easily separate your eggs
No modifications are needed for this one! When you crack eggs into a bowl, simply place an unscrewed bottle opening right over egg yolks.
The pressure will suck the yolk right up the bottle, leaving the egg whites behind.
A finger shield for chopping food
If you worry about a sharp knife slicing your fingers, get one of your plastic water bottles and cut a piece out!
If you thread a rubber band through two holes in the plastic, you can create an area to hold your fingers and keep them protected from your knife.
Now you know what to do with those plastic drink bottles lying around. You can recycle or upcycle them. But the best solution? Reduce your purchase of drinks that use plastic bottles. For now, recycling is already a big help to the environment.