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« on: September 05, 2011 08:06:50 AM »

First attempt at this project, but more in the works.  This is soooooooo. Easy to do. You simply cut out the bottom bottle, hack saw is the easiest. Then shape the bottom into the shape you want, remembering it will curl and shrink.  Then put in a craft oven 200 degrees but watch closely (don't leave it).  Or use an embossing heat tool. (Also use carefully and know it will shrink quickly)  Try not to get too close to item.  You'll have to practice.  Then after item cools you can add beads etc. or decorate however you like. Have fun!  Working on making beads next.  Smiley
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011 11:40:50 AM »

I saw a tutorial similar to this.

It was an article that showed you how to use the whole bottle for beading. The woman cut the entire length of the bottle in strips and colored them (scribbled so it looked awful when she did it) with a sharpie or marker then rolled them and baked them. It looked so cool with the messy scribblings of the marker plus the melted plastic.

Looks like I'll be saving my water bottles from now on!

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2011 07:01:33 AM »

This is really neat! Thanks for sharing.
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2011 07:34:33 AM »

Love it. How about making a set of them into napkin rings?

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011 12:32:39 PM »

Yes napkin rings are also a possibility  Smiley  I would say the more you experiment with plastic, the more designs and ideas will come forward. I am am working on making beads too.  Good luck with your ideas.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2011 01:35:10 PM »

I just recently saw an article on this- I love yours Smiley  I think I will try this now.

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2011 02:11:04 PM »

First attempt at this project, but more in the works. 

This is really nifty , Definitely will try this for fun.

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