Looking for some things to do with empty water bottles? Recycling is always the best thing to do, but if you have a few empty water bottles floating around that you hate to just toss, here are some nifty ideas you can try out on a rainy day! Many of these ideas are perfect for crafting with kids or even making party favors or small gifts. Keep reading if you want to learn some things to do with empty water bottles!
1. Bird Feeder
One of the neat things to do with empty water bottles is make a little bird feeder! You can sit it outside your window to attract birds. Take an empty water bottle, and poke a few holes into it. Insert two wooden spoons into the holes, and then fill the bottle with birdseed. Make sure the holes are big enough that birdseed can slowly spill out onto the spoon, making easy access for the birds to snack on it!
2. Desk Organization
Do you have difficulties keeping your desk organized? Well, no need to pay for expensive plastic containers anymore! You can cut a water bottle in half at any length you desire, and make separate storage cups for pencils, pens, scissors, and other office supplies that clutter your desk! Cover the bottles with pretty contact paper so they look attractive. Don’t forget about soda bottles for bigger sizes!
3. Pretty Vases
Here’s a cute idea for a small gift or party favor. Cover an empty water bottle in yarn, felt, or even paint, and embellish it with rhinestones or some other novelty of your choice. These little vases make cute additions to windows, offices, and even bathroom shelves!
4. Homemade Funnel
When you’re in a pinch and need a funnel that you can just toss after you’re done, consider using a water bottle! Cut the top off at any length you desire, and flip it upside down. I’ve used this tip to do anything from changing the oil in my car to transferring granola into a storage jar!
5. Candy Dish
For moms and grandmas who want to keep candy accessible to little hands without worrying about breaking a pretty candy dish, try this method! Cut off the bottom of a water or soda bottle, and wash it out. Once it’s dry, you can tie or glue some pretty ribbon around the top for embellishment. These little dishes can be filled with candy and kept in easy-to-reach spots for your little ones!
6. Science Project
On a warm summer day, what could be more fun than a cool science project? Grab a couple of kids, a two-liter of soda, and a roll of mint Mentos. Head outside, drop the Mentos into the soda, then step back and see what happens!
7. Re-fill Them
Here’s a handy way to save money and not worry about keeping track of your kitchen glasses. Refill used water bottles with beverages of your choice and stash them in the fridge. Then, when you need to grab breakfast on the run, you have a bottle of OJ ready to go. This tip is also great for families with kids who like to play outside during the summer!
With these top-notch ideas, you could whip out a unique craft that can be put to good use with something you would have otherwise tossed in the trash or recycled! I love finding nifty uses for things I have lying around that I no longer need. What are some of the things you would make with empty water bottles?