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« on: October 29, 2013 11:13:37 PM »

I have always had a thing for camo, and I used to drink energy drinks. I saved a bunch of these bottles and I hate to just recycle them but I can't think of anything to make with them. They are much stiffer than a standard soda pop can. Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013 08:50:47 PM »

A friend of mine makes flashlights from them. He buys a durable flashlight, takes the components and uses them to make the new flashlight. Mind you, there's some cutting & drilling involved. Pretty cool, I must say....

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013 01:42:04 PM »

Paint them, put ribbon or something else around the neck and use them as single-flower vases?
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013 07:48:51 PM »

I would be tempted to use metal shears and cut sections out to make into
jewelry, or other small accessories like keychains, bookmarks, coasters, tie clips, ornaments, etc.  I made star ornaments from beer cans last year, and soldered them together to make puffy stars. 
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2014 06:27:02 PM »

Party lights!  fill with water and freeze.  Drill/poke a bunch of holes all over the sides (a pattern would be nice).  Thaw and empty (the ice was just there to keep the bottle from collapsing while you drilled), then use as lanterns with xmas lights.  Or cut off the bottoms (maybe while still full of ice) and wire for small bulbs.
Either paint or sand off the existing paint--unless you like the print.  If you're going to sand, probably do it before poking holes.

one or two could be used a caches--hiding places for secret stuff; you could even bury them!  Or for geo-caching; do people still do that? 

emergency flotation devices; seal each empty bottle, and store in your car.  If you ever drive into a lake, your car will float.  Right? Cheesy
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm thinking you could safely store water in these - and the water will stay "clean".  So, fill them 2/3s full of water, and place in the back of your freezer.  If power ever goes out, you've got extra "cool stuff" to help keep the freezer cold longer. If you need water to take in the car for a day-long trip or something, you'll have a useable container that's full of cold water for quite a while.
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