5+ Impressive Plastic Bottle Hacks You Should Know About

Diply 14 Aug 2018

It's no secret that we humans create a lot of unnecessary waste, especially when it comes to plastic. And if you're someone who is always looking for ways to reduce your plastic output, the collection of clever hacks below is something you should definitely consider looking through.

1. DIY Plastic Bottle Yolk Separator

Chelsea Choi | Spoon University

For those who are into cooking and baking, you know that some recipes call for egg yolks and whites to be separated. This can be a messy, tedious process, but if you turn to this handy hack for help, it can be easy as pie!

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All you have to do is squeeze a plastic bottle and place its opening over the egg yolk.

Chelsea Choi | Spoon University

When you release the pressure from your hand, the bottle will suck up the yolk, leaving you with two perfectly separated parts.

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2. DIY Plastic Bottle Sandblaster

Instructables | Withered Perception

This bottle hack is pretty impressive, and while it may not be something everyone needs, you have to admit that this person's creativity is applause-worthy.

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Instructables user Withered Perception jimmied an empty plastic bottle and turned it into a sandblaster.

Instructables | Withered Perception

As you can see, the results it produces are just as good as a store-bought machine. Bye-bye rust!

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3. DIY Plastic Bottle Rose Cloche

Hometalk | Sue Purdy

Believe it or not, plastic bottles can be used to create beautiful things. Hometalker Sue Purdy came up with the coolest way to upcycle a standard soda bottle into something every Disney fan will love.

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Guys, it's the Enchanted Rose from Beauty And The Beast!

Hometalk | Sue Purdy

Who knew a plastic bottle could be so pretty?! Hands down, this is one of the most impressive hacks I've ever come across.

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4. DIY Plastic Bottle Bag Dispenser

Hometalk | Ariel

Just as plastic bottles are a huge problem for the environment, so are plastic bags. In order to cut down on the number of bags that go to waste in our home, we have a dispenser under the sink where we store them.

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If you don't have something like this in your home, why not take inspiration from this simple bottle hack by Hometalker Ariel?

Hometalk | Ariel

Even if you're not a fan of the purple paint, you can still apply the basic concepts of this hack to a design of your own.

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5. DIY Plastic Bottle Zipper Container

POPSUGAR | Sarah Lipoff

If you're feeling extra crafty and want to be super creative with some of the plastic bottles you've accumulated, look no further than this fun and useful idea.

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It's a small canister for change!

POPSUGAR | Sarah Lipoff

Something like this would be perfect to keep in your car or purse so that you always have quick and easy access to small amounts of cash.

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6. DIY Plastic Bottle Self-Watering Herb Garden

I Think We Could Be Friends | I Think We Could Be Friends

Dawn of I Think We Could Be Friends decided to get her kids interested in upcycling and gardening at the same time with this awesome DIY.

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She simply cut soda bottles in half and turned the top portion upside down before inserting it into the bottom section.

I Think We Could Be Friends | I Think We Could Be Friends

She then added small collections of string to each of them and had her children plant some seeds. Voilà! A self-watering herb garden.

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7. DIY Plastic Bottle Vertical Wall Garden

Hometalk | GoBuildIdeas

Speaking of gardens, you can also use empty plastic bottles to create a vertical wall display for your outdoor space. This hack is perfect if you live in an apartment or condo and don't have any green space to enjoy.

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GoBuildIdeas used nothing more than some water bottles and zip ties to create his very own outdoor oasis.

Hometalk | GoBuildIdeas

To see it come together from start to finish, check out the tutorial over on Hometalk.

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8. DIY Plastic Bottle Funnel 

Family Handyman | Family Handyman

This hack is extremely simple but also super useful, so the next time you find yourself tossing away a plastic bottle with a sturdy handle, hold on to it instead!

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If you cut away the bottom portion of this type of bottle, the other half can be used as a funnel.

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I know, how did we not think of that — it's so obvious!

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