WorkWith Water Bottles: Fully Recyclable Sun-catcher

Gooood Morninnng!

Backstory: This sun-catcher was actually a craft project that I created quite some years ago as an entry into an Earth Day contest ( That I did not win…but then I am not sure if I ever entered it : D ) but nevertheless, I wanted to recreate the craft to share it with you guys here to commemorate Earth Day as it coming up this weekend on April 22nd. For me, Earth day is a celebration of the creation that God put forth being the Earth; it is the only home that sustains human life and I am appreciative of him God, the one who predestined it for us.

What I Used:

7 Water Bottles ( more or less depends on how large you want your sun-catcher to be)

Paint ( You can also use markers, I used Sharpies previously)

1 Plastic Grocery Bag

Ribbon ( optional)

A strip of tape

How It’s Done:

Creating the pedals:

Step 1) Take your water bottles and poke a small hole with a pen into the top cap. * Please be careful doing this as the harder the plastic, the harder it will be to poke a hole into the cap.

Step 2) Paint the top parts of your water bottles * It does not need to be perfect

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Step 3) Now once the paint has dried, cut off the top of each water bottle * See where the mark is on my bottle 🙂

Step 4) In a curve motion ( S), cut around each of your water bottle. * It should resemble like a cross between a fan/pedal-like shape as you push back each S.

Creating the rope that your pedals will go on:

Step 1) Simply, take a grocery bag and cut off one side of the bag

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Step 2) Then cut the one side binding top/bottom creating a flat bag and cut into three strands

Step 3) Braid the three strands together by tying a knot at the top ( or bottom) and braid down.

Creating the suncatcher

Step 1) Place one flower pedal top down, down your braided rope through the hole in the cap

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Step 2) Add your other pedals facing UP all onto your rope. * Adjust your pedals spacing/the pedals themselves by just moving them around to your liking

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Step 3) Once to the top, loop the remainder of the braided bag rope into a loop and either knot it ( if you have enough bag-rope left) or just take a piece of tape and wrap it around the bottom of the loop.  *At this step, you can add and tie a mall ribbon through the loop and you are done…

 

Workwithit ♥ Just Because You Chose Not To, Did Not Mean You Could Not ♥

 

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