Recycled Craft Idea: Make Plastic Bottle Garden Art

While I almost exclusively use my refillable water bottle to drink from, I occasionally find myself with a leftover plastic water bottle one on my hands.

If you have disposable water bottles, I absolutely adore this gardening craft idea using empty plastic water bottles or plastic soda bottles from Happy Hooligans. 

This easy craft tutorial shows you how to turn an empty plastic bottle into pretty yard art with a few simple supplies. 

These pretty wind spirals will not only be a colorful addition to your backyard but I bet you could also pin the necks to stakes and use them as scarecrows to help keep birds away from newly planted seeds in your garden as well.

As an added bonus, it will help your kids with their scissor skills as well!

Put these wind spinners in a sunny spot to catch the light and then recycle the bottles when you're done.
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Wind Spinner Craft Supplies Needed:

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Wind Spinner Craft Directions

Find the step-by-step directions online at Happy Hooligans' Tutorial for Water Bottle Wind Spirals.

(or click the image below to go to the tutorial)

Make Recycled Water Bottle Garden Art

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Here are more great crafts you can make with plastic bottles!

25 ways to use plastic bottles in the garden from Creative Green Living

25 Clever Gardening Ideas Using Plastic Bottles

How to make a Moana inspired night light from an empty body wash or shampoo bottle

Make a DIY Moana Inspired Nightlight from a Recycled Plastic Bottle

Make a solar powered fairy house to put in your garden or use as a night light from an empty plastic bottle.

How to Make a DIY Fairy House for Your Garden from an Empty Plastic Bottle and Solar Garden Light

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About the Author:

Carissa B is the owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living as well as Creative Green Gardens. She has won multiple awards including the ShiftCon Media "Best Green Lifestyle Blogger" award in 2019.

Her projects have been featured in magazines like Urban Farm Magazine, Capper's Farmer and Kids Crafts 1-2-3. Follow her on TikTokPinterestInstagramor join the Creative Green Living Community Group on Facebook.

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  1. These are so darn cute and they'll help to keep the raccoon off my patio awning. Thank you so much! Love ya' Patricia B

  2. I haven't tried this kids craft yet, but its definitely on my to do list. We are making a wall hanging for the yard and I think this would be perfect.

  3. I made these a couple of years ago with my grandchildren. Beautiful, but the permanent markers faded after 3 days. Any suggestions to keep the color?

    1. I would try a sealer like Outdoor Mod Podge or a clear coat spray

    2. Yes i would do something like that on my outdoor so it would look cool


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