Recycled Water Bottle Washi Tote tutorial

We try not to make a habit of buying bottled water, but on occasion found ourselves in need. When that happens, I cannot bring myself to get rid of the bottles. So I made them into handy totes!

Recycled Water Bottle + Washi Tote tutorial

To make this recycled water bottle washi tote, gather these materials:

Recycled Water Bottle + Washi Tote tutorial

  • Empty clean water jug/ bottle
  • scissors (not your good sewing scissors!)
  • hole punch
  • decorative tape (I used washi. you could use any tape: duct, washi, masking, cloth. etc)
  • rope (I used laundry line from this project. You can use any rope, ribbon, string you would like)

Recycled Water Bottle + Washi Tote tutorial

After removing label (if there is one), decide how large you would like your container, and then cut your bottle in half.

Recycled Water Bottle + Washi Tote tutorial

It should look something like this.

Recycled Water Bottle + Washi Tote tutorial

It will be sharp, so take your tape, and go around the outside of the rim. Make sure to leave some to fold down to the inside. Cut off  the excess.

Recycled Water Bottle + Washi Tote tutorial

Pinch it down, so the tape is enclosed around the edge.

Recycled Water Bottle + Washi Tote tutorial

Punch holes (I did two on opposite sides).

Recycled Water Bottle + Washi Tote tutorial

Thread a piece of rope/ string through the two holes, and knot them. Repeat with other side and another piece of rope/ string.

Recycled Water Bottle + Washi Tote tutorial

Fill with whatever you want! Really they are great for holding all sorts of things, from wash cloths to….

Recycled Water Bottle + Washi Tote tutorial

possessed hamster toys.

Recycled Water Bottle + Washi Tote tutorial

Really, anything that needs to be organized.

Because they have handles, you can hang them from hooks, or just tote around.

What have YOU made today?

2 thoughts on “Recycled Water Bottle Washi Tote tutorial

  1. that is cool! How do you think of these things?!?! 🙂 I gave my cereal boxes to our co-op, they made targets out of them for their mini weapons of mass destruction class. (how to make catapults and shooters out of pens, paperclips and such!)

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