Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tool Time Tuesday...Recycled Soda Bottle Storage

Happy Tuesday everyone!! Today's Tool Time is recycling and storage all in one! We all need a little extra storage space and we all have items we recycle, so why not combine the two.

A while back, I did a similar storage post with french drain pipes. Click HERE to read that post.

Here is what we are using for today's project. A 2 liter bottle of soda.

If you do not drink soda, maybe a similar bottle size or ask friends and family to save bottles for you.

Peel off the label.

Measure the depth of the space where you will be storing the bottles.

Cuts easily with scissors

This project is a twofer...the bottle for storage and

the cap for a funnel!!

My husband took the whole stack of funnel tops to the garage for all his automotive needs. Funnel for the lawn mower, tools, cars etc. Great to funnel oil, gas and other things out in the garage. Lol

Now stack the soda bottles on the shelf or space you have. You can just have them in a single row or as many as your space can handle.

It helps to have a confined space like a shelf, where there are supports on both sides to keep the bottles contained.

Soda bottles are a little more flimsy than the french drain project, so be careful of heavy items. The picture above is stacked with spray paint cans and it was fine.

This would be great for...

  • yarn
  • quilt fabric scraps
  • small yardage pieces of a fabric
  • magazines
  • paper
  • pens
  • pencils
  • markers
  • craft supplies
  • canned goods in the kitchen
  • in the refrigerator for condiments
  • in a closet for gloves, mittens etc
  • etc, etc, etc

You can do anything with this project. You know my motto...always think outside the box or bottle in this case!!

Have a great Tuesday,

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  1. cool idea I can see many possibilities for those hard to organize items like pencils, crochet hooks, paint brushes etc. I just MAY get organized yet!

  2. Great idea!!!!! Thanks Karen!!!

  3. Those left over funnel tops can be melted (soldered) together, filled with fairy lights to make a fab 'sparkle ball'I ca send you instructions if you want.

  4. Thanks Karen! I just sent this one to my husband (no doubt wondering why I sent him an email with 'Sew Many Ways' in the title) for storing our many many spray paint cans, spray foam cans, caulk tubes and the like. It would esp. useful for the spray paint cans if he can nail/screw the soda bottles to a spare wall so that they can hang in the basement rather than take up floor/table/bin space. If not soda bottles, surly there is something as sturdy in our recycle bin!

  5. Another great idea from you! One for my sewing room. The one that is an absolute mess at the moment as I'm re-organising fabric into plastic roller boxes. thank you. xo

  6. Me encanta tu blog y tus proyectos.
    Un saludo

  7. As always, I love your organizational ideas. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Great idea and love the drain pipes too. Did you have to screw the bottles to get them to stay. Great idea for funnels too. I can use that for the kitchen.

  9. I just found your blog through Pinterest and loooove it. I'm looking forward to following you.

  10. Did you screw these bottles onto a vertical space? I can see a bunch of them together filling up one shelf.

  11. you could also drill small holes in the lids and screw them back onto the funnel part and put in your pots, add water and you got a waterer for when you are gone.

  12. Se você cortar rente ao rótulo na parte de baixo(como um copo)e depois uma marcação sim outra não,frisos do compriment e arredondar as extremidades e ir dobrando para dentro da garrafa,terá um porta-treco...

  13. This is a great idea! I think I might use it to organize my kids' socks and underwear their dressers.


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