Make Recyled Water Bottle Garden Art

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

If you have leftover water bottles, you and your kids can turn them into pretty yard art with a few simple supplies. 

As an added bonus, it will help your kids with their scissor skills as well (you know, in a productive way).


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Find the step by step directions online at CBC Parents: Water Bottle Wind Spirals.

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

 Make Recycled Water Bottle Garden Art

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Carissa Bonham

About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. Her goal is to empower families to make easy projects and healthier choices that are beautiful and delicious! 

The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she is an award winning blogger and most recently won the ShiftCon Media "Best Green Lifestyle Blogger" award in 2019.

She is also the author of several books including Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017), Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens (Skyhorse, 2018) and The Little Green Book of Mothers' Wisdom (Skyhorse, 2020).

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