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DIY Advent 17: Beautiful Recycling - Bracelets from Plastic Bottles

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Bearing in mind that we should take a day at least 3 liters of fluid to us, a single human requires whole 730 1.5 liter bottles of water per year. The plastic bottles end up in the waste container and get melted under an enormous environmental impact, only to get very poor quality plastic. But with a little imagination you could tinker around 3,650 bracelets (5 pieces per bottle!) from this garbage. That would be so many bracelets that you could wear the next 10 years every day a new one! It would also save a lot of money and relieve the environment significantly. A nice idea, I think.

Under the slogan “Even with small steps we can progress” I will show you how to turn a plastic bottle to pretty bracelets. From plastic bottles (PET), some fabric and a little imagination you can tinker very pretty bracelets, which are also wonderful as a last minute own-Christmas present.

I made four different bracelets that you can use as inspiration. Elastic fabrics are the easiest to handle, as these are much more flexible. Solid fabrics should be at least twice as wide as the bracelet and be glued centered from the outside to the inside.

Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need

DIY Advent 17: Bracelets from Plastic Bottles (PET)

  1. Plastic bottle (PET bottle)
  2. Fabric (and, if desired sequins, buttons, ribbons …)
  3. Wide duct tape or adhesive masking tape
  4. Scissors
  5. Cutter (wallpaper knife)
  6. Hot glue gun (at the hardware store or from Amazon, about EUR 7, -)

DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions

DIY Step 1

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Wrap the duct tape around the plastic bottle. By this way you can easily cut and immediately fix the width of the bracelet.

DIY Step 2

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Carefully cut with the cutter into the bottle along the tape. Use a solid surface (such as a cutting board from the kitchen), so the work surface is not damaged.

Interim Result of the DIY Tutorial

DIY Advent 17: Bracelets from Plastic Bottles (PET)

Here is the cut-off plastic part. As you can see, as a bracelet it is still too wide.

DIY Step 3

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Therefore, cut the plastic bracelet with scissors. Now you can determine the desired size directly on your hand and then fix the ends with the duct tape.

DIY Step 4

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Now wrap the whole bracelet with the duct tape at least twice (from inside outwards). This step is very important because it will be wrapped over the sharp edges of the plastic and does not melt later under the hot glue.

DIY Step 5

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When you work with an elastic fabric, pull it gently in length before gluing, so that the edges curl, and thus disappear to the inside.

DIY Step 6

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Attach some glue on one side only and, with the tip of the glue gun do not press too much to the bracelet.

DIY Step 7

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Glue the double folded fabric diagonally and still wrap the band diagonally as well around the bracelet. Only at the ends some more glueing is required.

DIY Step 8

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Arriving at the end, you still should have enough material left to let the fabric band ending at the inside of the bracelet. Smear some glue on the last few centimeter and fix it to the inside. DONE!

DIY Tutorial – Final Result “Bracelets from Plastic Bottles”

DIY Advent 17: Bracelets from Plastic Bottles (PET)

DIY Advent 17: Bracelets from Plastic Bottles (PET)

Now you can add some spicing up to your finished bracelet as you like. Your imagination knows no boundaries. Here are some of my examples:

DIY Advent 17: Bracelets from Plastic Bottles (PET)

DIY Advent 17: Bracelets from Plastic Bottles (PET)

DIY Advent 17: Bracelets from Plastic Bottles (PET)

Copyright: fashion.onblog.at and Michael Punzenberger (Publications of photos or text are not allowed. Every illegal publication will be charged.)
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Comments

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by gizem

    gizem

    very sweeet =)

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by antonietta

    antonietta etta.jimdo.com

    Molto interessante il riciclo delle bottiglie di plastica, ma l’effeto finale, secondo me, un po’ meno. Comunque complimenti!

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by RINA

    RINA

    SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA TO DO WITH CHILDREN AND OLD
    THANK YOU

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by ecrin rabia platin

    ecrin rabia platin

    very sweet çok güzel bende yaptım ama güzel olmadı çünkü matkabım yoktu

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by Lynda from Australia

    Lynda from Australia

    These are beautiful, I think I’ll start saving some water bottles to use in making these gorgeous bangles. Thank you for sharing this great idea. Lynda :-)

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by Susan

    Susan

    don’t you mean bracelets? lol
    anyway, cute idea :)

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by Rita

    Rita

    That’s actually very smart :)

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by Kimberly Temple

    Kimberly Temple

    Adorable! I’ll have to make one or five of these. I have a tattoo that sometimes I need to hide from a certain family member and I haven’t been able to find a bracelet that I like that’ll cover it! This is a fabulous idea, and I can do it myself! <3

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by Jen

    Jen pinterest

    I love these bracelets! Great gift ideas, stocking stuffers or a fun thing to do at a slumber party!

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by Chrysta

    Chrysta

    I love love love these bracelets! I have been telling everyone to save me their plastic bottles…hopefully I’m making my mark on the environment! I give them to everyone for every reason…holidays for teacher, staff, neighbors, mailwoman, EVERYONE…love love love this idea! Thanks so much!!!!

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by doro K.

    doro K. handzuhand.blogspot.de/

    great idea.
    you can never have too much accessoires!

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!

    doro K.

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by Doğa Avcı

    Doğa Avcı

    Gerçekten harika bir fikir bunu deneyeceğim :)

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by Moira

    Moira

    Half-litres won’t work for an adult-sized bangles, but will work for child-sized bangles or small wrist adult-sized cuffs. Now we know!

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by Lousa

    Lousa

    Wooooooooww…LOVED the idea <3

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by Настя

    Настя

    Круто! я бы не догадалась! ХD

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by российская няша

    российская няша

    прикольно как раз для меня=)♥

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by Joanne

    Joanne

    This is a great idea and great for the environment.

    • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by Dana

      Dana fashion.onblog.at
      Dana, Author

      Thank you, Joanne

      And not to forget, it also saves money. Good luck if you plan to craft the bracelet as well.

      Nice greetings from snowy Austria
      Dana

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by Fresh Trash

    Fresh Trash freshtrash.blog.com/

    Hi! I LOVE your tutorial and idea! I linked it on my recycle-upcycle blog (http://freshtrash.blog.com/), I hope you don’t mind. I will sniff around in search for some other great ideas, and you are welcomed to do so “chez moi”.

    Have a nice day!

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by catherine

    catherine

    that is a very good idea.but i think it is too difficult to make it as good as picture.

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by ug

    ug

    Hi, very cool idea. A couple of questions though for the non-stretch, patterned fabric how did you handle the sides and how do you wrap it around your ‘bracelet’?

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Beautiful Recycling – Bracelets From Plastic Bottles by Missy

    Missy make-it-yourselfmumma.blogspot.com.au/

    Hey there,

    I seen your pic on Facebook but unfortunately the person posting did not leave a source. I was inspired to make these anyway and got started. Then I did a reverse google search and found this blog.
    I just wanted to let you know that I love this project and have posted it on my blog (crediting you as the original source of course). You can see it here: http://make-it-yourselfmumma.blogspot.com.au/
    I am just a newbie to the blog world so I would for you all to check it out.

    Thanks for the wonderful project, it is so clever and creative :)
    make-it-yourself mumma

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