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« on: September 23, 2006 12:15:23 PM »

I got this idea thanks to Molendrix: http://www.molendrix.com/homeengl.html  She makes wonderful dolls costumes just for the joy of making, lets others view them on the internet - and she mentions that she used this technique to make sequins for one of them. I was curious about it and now, when I got nice blue bottle into my hands, I tried it. It seems to be quite easy, though time consuming - but you can get lots of sequins almost for free!

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So cut the upper and bottom parts of the bottle, that are too molded and stiff. (BTW, bottom part of this bottle looks like a flower when cut - I think it could make e.g. wonderful Christmas tree ornament.) Cut the rest as needed (depending on shape of your bottle), to create relativelly flat pieces of plastic material (they still keep turning). Don't forget to cut it in vertical, if you don't, you'll keep the cylindric shape. Grin

Now it's hole puncher's turn. I strongly recommend you, if you can take off the bottom part, do it! So you can controll, whether you cut circles or halfcircles (not desired, of course), and also keep the new holes as close to the older ones as possible, so you can get as many sequins as possible.

Very helpful is also pressing it at first only partly, so the puncher holds the material, and press your thumb to the hole from bottom - the new sequin will probably stay on your thumb (they do when I do it.)

Some sequins don't have perfect shape and sometimes I have to help them with knife, but generally it's really good way. Anyway, it's my first try and maybe I'll get better and better. It didn't take me too long to get used to it.

The last thing is to make holes in the sequins - I haven't done it yet, but any pointy needle or a pin should work.

This is only a bit of what you could get from a 1,5 l bottle!

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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2006 12:16:36 PM »

Pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2006 01:10:10 PM »

Wow! What a wonderful idea! I can imagine whole buckets of different colored sequins... Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2006 08:15:07 PM »

GREAT way to recycle!!!!  I'll be trying that!

Way to go!

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2006 02:09:21 AM »

GREAT way to recycle!!!!

Oh yes, it is! I'm not a big recycler, but still I love reusing things, so this is something made for me. Wink There are still some leftovers, so those can go to that nice yellow container behind the corner...
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2006 11:56:02 AM »

Cool idea! Pity they don't recycle PET bottles around here (have to get my sister in law to drive the bottles to a plant!) we use mainly plastic milk bottles and they're ugly as can be  Undecided but next time we get a nice bottle I'm getting out my hole puncher!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2006 09:48:59 PM »

Hmm... could we spray finish a milk container & then punch it?  Hmm...hmm...hmm.
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2006 10:04:18 PM »

Hmm... could we spray finish a milk container & then punch it?  Hmm...hmm...hmm.

I think it could work. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2006 12:27:11 AM »

Ooh tell me how, I'll go through about two of the bottles today with these milk obsessed munchkins!  Cheesy

But then I'd have so many sequins, and not much to do with them lol!
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2006 02:43:39 AM »

Innovative! I really like it!
As for making wholes, I think they would be great for non-textile crafting as well, attaching them with the help of a hot glue gun could be a good idea.
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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2006 06:11:22 AM »

Brilliant really. I think it would be neat with those shaped punches to make sequins you could crochet or bead into things, I'll have to try that.
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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2006 08:24:16 AM »

Ooh tell me how, I'll go through about two of the bottles today with these milk obsessed munchkins!  Cheesy

But then I'd have so many sequins, and not much to do with them lol!

I cannot tell you, I never tried it, I thought you had some experiences with spray finishing...
Oh yes, I will have lots of them, but I already got some ideas where to use them...

Innovative! I really like it!
As for making wholes, I think they would be great for non-textile crafting as well, attaching them with the help of a hot glue gun could be a good idea.

Actually, as I wrote, it was Molendrix's idea... Because she shared that idea, I thought it's OK to try it and write it here, with link to her. Really visit her site, she's great craftster, very imaginative concerning techniques in my opinion. And she's also very kind, ready to answer you if you ask her by e-mail about something.
Father also got this idea about hot glue gun, but I'm not sure whether we have it. Wink But anyone who has it surely could try it.
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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2006 08:27:59 AM »

Too fun. I will have to try this.
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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2006 12:30:03 PM »

Nah not me I aint got a clue about spray finishing that twas the other crafty lady <points>  Grin I might have a crack at it though! I'm sure I could cover something in em
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« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2006 12:18:05 AM »

Nah not me I aint got a clue about spray finishing that twas the other crafty lady <points>  Grin I might have a crack at it though! I'm sure I could cover something in em

Oh, sorry, I confused it!
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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2006 03:48:14 AM »

Don't worry I confused my sentence it was meant to read could cover the bottles with something  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2006 11:55:22 AM »

that's a fantasitic idea!

i think i'll have to borrow that one!
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« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2006 01:15:12 PM »

I never would have thought of that myself but I am so glad someone did because everyone needs sequins...or maybe that is just me...thanks for the idea.
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2007 04:13:44 PM »

Ooh this is fantastic. I just tried it out and it worked great, my only problem is I have a ton and not a clue what to use them for.
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2007 05:49:26 PM »

i love it....the recycling is creative...takes a bit of time though ..
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« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2007 08:28:09 PM »

what about that spray paint from Krylon that is supposed to stick to plastic lawn furniture, wouldn't it work on a milk container? It's worth a try.
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« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2007 10:43:00 AM »

LOVE this idea. You could even use those shaped paper punches to get shaped sequins! Oh man. I want a set of punches now...

I don't know that I'd want to drink the kinds of things that come in nice shiny bottles, at least not in this country - they are mostly fizzy and revolting. I'm thinking two sheets of plastic could be glued to tinfoil to get shine (one either side of the foil). Though it might make rather thick sequins, and might not fit in the hole punch...
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thanks for the idea! awesome way to recycle this stuff!
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« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2007 04:23:55 PM »

Aw, they're great... now I'm sat here mentally going through my house trying to think if I have any coloured plastic I can use Cheesy
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Aw, they're great... now I'm sat here mentally going through my house trying to think if I have any coloured plastic I can use Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2007 12:36:30 PM »

I'm thinking two sheets of plastic could be glued to tinfoil to get shine (one either side of the foil). Though it might make rather thick sequins, and might not fit in the hole punch...

I think it wouldn't work. Even the just a little bit thicker upper part of the bottle is already too thick for my puncher. Moreover, even if it would work, I think the foil would detach easily.
But in proper light even these simple sequins create nice shine... especially when you have many of them.
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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2007 05:40:27 AM »

This would be cute for my detergent bottle planter, I plan to paint the bottle but will plastic stick to plastic? especially one that will have water poured into it every  now and then to preserve the plant. Will super glue work? Ok i need ideas, thanks.
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« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2007 05:44:39 AM »

That is so nice.
I just got rid of most of my sequins and you make them. lol.
I really like the colour.
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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2007 10:31:07 AM »

That is so nice.
I just got rid of most of my sequins and you make them. lol.
I really like the colour.

So if you have all the needed things, you can do them, too. Wink Yes, the colour is very nice - I expected a bit darker seeing the bottle, but these are better!
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« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2007 10:47:08 AM »

Brilliant idea...and a great way to recycle!  I have a little flower punch that I've been neglecting!  It would be perfect for making flower sequins Cheesy
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« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2007 11:52:33 AM »

Brilliant idea...and a great way to recycle!  I have a little flower punch that I've been neglecting!  It would be perfect for making flower sequins Cheesy

I'd love to see them when they are finished. Wink
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I just get an idea in my head and go with it!Like the plastic bottle-beads!I try all kinds of stuff and if it don't work I have still learn' t something from it!I didn't work with THAT!!!!
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« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2011 07:02:32 AM »

This is an amazing way to use all the scrappy little bits of plastic bottles that I have been chucking out.  I use pretty much every bit of it (or so I thought)  If you scroll down through my gallery you will see some flowers that i made from old plastic bottles. Ignore the other stuff in there. I am a craftaholic  :-)
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« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2012 08:00:25 AM »

I'm thinking two sheets of plastic could be glued to tinfoil to get shine (one either side of the foil). Though it might make rather thick sequins, and might not fit in the hole punch...

I think it wouldn't work. Even the just a little bit thicker upper part of the bottle is already too thick for my puncher. Moreover, even if it would work, I think the foil would detach easily.
But in proper light even these simple sequins create nice shine... especially when you have many of them.

You could try mylar, it comes in lots of shiny foil colors and I believe you can get it in different thicknesses.

I love this & will be saving/hole-punching any green soda bottles from here on out. I think the light green would shimmer well too, maybe even with regular clear. Love the recycling aspect. And hand-punched sequins? So couture.  Wink
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Great idea!
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This is a really clever idea I've never seen done before. I love reusing and recycling! Thanks!
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Just saw this...   I'm thinking great confetti
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