Projects so far

Saturday, 19 March 2011

11th project completed - plastic bottle flower brooches

Good evening all!
Here they are, the 11th project that I have completed in the challenge:

Plastic bottle brooches

These are really good fun and very effective considering they are quite easy to do!

Materials needed:

  • Plastic soda bottles
  • Permanent markers
  • Beads
  • Plastic glue (super glue)
  • Brooch pin
  • Baking Tray
  • Oven

1. Wash out and dry your soda bottle, then with a pair of sharp scissors cut the bottom off.

2. Trim around the bottom of the bottle base to make a pleasing flower shape. How you cut around the flower will affect the final shape so it is worth experimenting!

3. Making sure the room is well ventilated, place the flower shapes on an old baking tray and pop in the oven at around 200 degrees Celsius for about 10 minutes. They will shrink to around 3/4 of their size and distorted slightly.

4. Once they have cooled, remove them from the baking tray and decorate as desired. I used permanent marker pens but you could use other types of paint.

5. Puddle some strong plastic glue (super glue) into the centre and fill with small seed beads, leave to dry then shake off any extra beads which have not stuck.

6. Attach your brooch pin, and there you have it - your own recycled brooch!

Join me tomorrow evening to see what is in store for me next week!


Vanessa said...

These look lovely. Great idea!

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