Original garden bottle craft ideas
Natural beauty is the best canvas for creativity. And it’s not at all necessary to buy decor for hundreds of dollars to decorate your piece of land. Nature is not a capricious lady; she is supple and benevolent; if one makes friends with her, a cheerful and kind company will come out. And, as you know, it is always interesting to spend time with like-minded people, come up with something new, and multiply beauty. You will be surprised, but simple crafts from bottles for the garden look no worse than the expensive jewelry bought in high-end stores. So why, as they say, pay more ?! And what a pleasure the process itself will bring you, you will see!
- Buildings and furniture from plastic bottles
- Flower ideas
- Zoo in the garden
- Other plastic masterpieces
Buildings and furniture from plastic bottles
Do you think that garden decorations from plastic bottles are flowers from the convex parts of empty containers placed along the hedge? And here you are mistaken. Some landowners from such an unusual building material erect terraces, gazebos and even houses. The main thing is to collect the right amount of containers and think through the progress of work in detail.
Inveterate summer residents argue that an ordinary plastic bottle is no worse than a brick. This idea was picked up by an engineer from Germany – Andreas Froes. The inventor has developed a whole direction of construction called “ECO-TEC”, which includes 50 different environmental projects that have successfully proved themselves “in action” in countries such as Bolivia, Honduras, Colombia and others. If the inhabitants of these states live in such houses, why don’t we take on “armament” an interesting technology that saves nature from harmful waste, and us from unnecessary construction costs? Moreover, buildings from containers are able to last at least 300 years, of course, with the right order of work.
So you want to take a big risk right away? Gather material and get ready to amaze everyone around! The German engineer says that the project will require about 8 thousand bottles, a lot of sand, some building materials from the store and, in fact, the desire to create an original masterpiece. Want to start small? Build to start a gazebo or a house for a playground.
By the way, bottles are actually universal material. They are suitable for the construction of monumental buildings, as well as for the production of furniture and home decor. So, having collected enough plastic containers, you will not only actually build a house for free, but also make original furniture for the needs of your family and receive guests. See photos, get inspired and start creating!
Colored plastic bottles in the garden are an excellent material for creating original flower beds. However, experienced summer residents say that transparent containers are not the best option for decorating flower beds. Firstly, they do not look as spectacular as multi-colored containers. Secondly, they quickly lose their appearance in contact with the ground. Only transparent bottles at your disposal? Do not rush to throw them away. Acrylic works wonders. Just do not forget to dry the unusual material thoroughly. To make a border for a flower bed, you need:
- Fill the containers with sand, pebbles, earth or other composition that will help keep the shape.
- Dig a shallow groove around the perimeter of the flowerbed (approximately to the middle of the bottles used).
- Place the container in the recess upside down so that the containers touch each other.
- Cover the remaining space between the bottles with earth.
Then you just have to admire your creation and wait for amazing reviews from guests.
But this is not all: after all, not only a border can be made from bottles, but also flowers that will never lose their petals and will delight you with their bright beauty even with the onset of cold weather. By the way, you can even make the fence for the flowerbed itself from plastic flowers or wonderful figures from free material. Entertaining fakes from bottles for the garden are made easy. For creativity you only need a knife or scissors and fantasy.
You can also use the fire, which will make the edges of the petals natural – wavy and elegant, and the stem – green. All elements (leaves, petals, buds) are easily cut with scissors. As the stem, you can use the old wire, which you will find in the barn. The wire should be wrapped with a green ribbon cut out of a plastic bottle and heated above the flame of the fire, then the materials will be firmly connected, they will have a great look.
How to make flowers? And as your fantasy tells you. From the bottom of the bottle you get a beautiful bell, from the top – a charming tulip, from the cap – the core of the flower, from the remains of the container you can cut many rose petals. You can use colored material at once, or cover already prepared artificial flowers with acrylic paint. Thus, you have the opportunity to make your garden blooming year-round, because bright plants will delight you with their flowering in early spring and dull autumn.
Zoo in the garden
Ever dreamed of having pets that do not require care, are naughty, but pleasing to the eye and decorate your possessions? Rejoice, creative landowners have already come up with an “animal” decor of the garden made of plastic bottles.
You can create your own “zoo”, and animals will not have to be fed, they will never fight, they will not run away and they will not get sick. From an empty container, you can make virtually any animal that you would like to “settle” on your site. Moreover, it can be both a decoration and a useful element of decor. Like this? It’s simple, because from the container you get a great pot for plants, which you can place on a flower bed or hang it in the gazebo, along the fence or near the house.
How to make a “bestial” pot? Find the bottle of the desired volume, move it to a horizontal position, cut one side, leaving the neck whole (you can make a charming muzzle with a nose in the form of a cap out of it). Holes should be made at the bottom of the tank (to avoid waterlogging of plants), and the newly made pot should be filled with soil. All! It remains to put in the container what you want and, having called, imagination, turn the container into a “beast”.
Ears, paws, tails, eyes, beaks, wings and other parts of the body of your artificial “inhabitants” of the zoo can be made from the same plastic or use improvised materials in the form of chestnuts, branches, pebbles.
As you know, from bottles you can make not only pots in the form of animals, but also complex multidimensional figures consisting of many elements. Gather a lot of material, call all the household members, call on imagination, “arm yourself” with a cutting tool and start creating. This is what can result in the birth of virtually debris. Amazing transformation of unnecessary containers, isn’t it?
Country pets that do not require food and care. Please your children:
Other plastic masterpieces
Our people have always been distinguished by their creativity, therefore, some summer residents are not limited to simply decorating their territory, they go further, creating useful things that replace expensive analogues that are not accessible to everyone on a budget. A river flows past your site, and you always dreamed of having your own “ship” to go down the water, admiring the surroundings? A lake is spreading near your garden, but is the fish pecking best in the center, where is your fishing rod out of reach? Then you can not do without a boat. No money? No problem. Collect bottles and create your own floating craft – even a boat, even a raft, even an island, even a Noah’s Ark.
I love to draw, but it is difficult to bring canvas and paints to the country? Do not be sad, create unusual paintings – from plastic. For this, both colorful caps and hand-carved other bottle parts are excellently suited. Canvas can serve as a fence, so the wall of the house, gazebos, verandas or terraces. Create an exclusive painting, perhaps it will lead the hit parade of your artistic creations.
Have you brought light to the site, but bare bulbs spoil the natural beauty? Why don’t you make fabulous flashlights? Empty containers, a knife, paints, a little imagination, and an unusual lampshade is ready! Using this technology, you can also make garlands that will become a wonderful decoration for a gazebo or summer terrace.
Unusual crafts from bottles for the garden will not only decorate your possessions, but also protect nature from harmful waste.