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!
To make this recycled water bottle washi tote, gather these materials:
- 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)
After removing label (if there is one), decide how large you would like your container, and then cut your bottle in half.
It should look something like this.
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.
Pinch it down, so the tape is enclosed around the edge.
Punch holes (I did two on opposite sides).
Thread a piece of rope/ string through the two holes, and knot them. Repeat with other side and another piece of rope/ string.
Fill with whatever you want! Really they are great for holding all sorts of things, from wash cloths to….
possessed hamster toys.
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?