After the complete tedium of the no go fabric/ plastic rugs, I needed a quick and easy for my soul to regain the feeling of accomplishment and control.
I had been saving plastic bottles for another project I had in mind, but since we have a collection center for plastic bottles near by, and they really are easy to come by in largish quantities, I decided to sacrifice 6 of them for my quick and easy.
The concept is the same as with my tuna can hooks except it is even faster and easier to do, and it has the added advantage of permanently removing some of the never-played-with little knick-knacks off the ever growing pile of toys on the floor. No doubt and all around win-win situation.
Making them is very easy. Just cut of the top of the bottle, leaving at least 2 inches and a tab you can use to hang it from, with a screw or nail, (depending what you will be using them for), Collect all the knick- knacks you need and go wild.
A few points to ponder:
Design wise the sky is the limit.
Because of the star shaped bottom most soda bottles have, it is a bit hard to see the details of the design face on. Make sure the sides look good too.
The deeper you make it, the easier it will be to hang stuff on it. As opposed to the tuna cans, the edges on the bottles are curved, so for some things to hang well and not slip off you might need some depth.
I don’t expect these to last as long as the tuna can hooks. Plastic is softer and weaker and it will probably break if abused to much.
I don’t think that that is necessarily a bad thing when it comes to décor in kids rooms.
Anyway, the kids love them, and I love the fact that they were quick and easy, with both a start and a finish.