A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 303,808
Currently Running With Scissors:
393 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Water Bottle Bookends!  (Read 4764 times)
Tags for this thread: tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: February 13, 2006 08:25:28 PM »

I drink lots of water, and I have empty bottles all over my room most of the time because I have a tiny trashcan.  I hate throwing them away, and I never feel like going to a recycling center, so I figured I'd think of something that I needed to make with them.  I have a bookshelf, but most of it is filled with clunky VHS tapes, so I have extra books sitting around.  I only put the books I'm planning on reading on this shelf.  It's right over my bead, so I don't want books falling over and knocking things off onto my head.  Roll Eyes Cheesy

Both of them are made up of 4 empty water bottles.  I filled them with regular tap water, then put food coloring in them.  Then I sealed the lids on with hot glue.  Then I attached them all together with TONS of hot glue.  I think I went through at least 8, if not more, sticks of it.  (they were the baby sticks, though  Cheesy)  I hope ya like them!  Thanks in advance for any comments! :-)  also, if you have any other ideas for empty water bottles, feel free to throw them my way.  I still have lots.  Wink

PeeEss.. that's not glitter in some of them.. a couple of them got bubbles in them for whatever reason (I think it was because that water ended up being a little warm), so when I took the pictures, I guess the flash made it look sparkly.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2010 10:14:24 PM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed picture(s) » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Offline Offline

Posts: 1000
Joined: 02-Aug-2005

overly-excited crafter of all trades

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2006 09:26:07 PM »

that is brilliant!  i think i'll try it with the loads of glass starbucks bottles i have.
Glittery Macabre
Offline Offline

Posts: 3854
Joined: 13-Oct-2004

Nat 20! Woot!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2006 09:27:54 PM »

That's a good idea, although I'd be paranoid about them breaking or leaking. Great way to recycle!

~*My Etsy Shop*~
I'm a level 9 rouge, b***h!
I do personal swaps!
Offline Offline

Posts: 10
Joined: 08-Dec-2005

Scale is more important than you think.

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2006 06:48:29 AM »

Oh, how awesome-adorable!  Your mention of glitter made me wonder if you could put glitter or some of that white snowflake stuff for snow domes in the bottles, to create water bottle-snow dome-bookends!

People would admire them at rest and you could say, "Turn it over," and they'd be so entranced that they'd stay in you home for days...  Shocked  Interactive bookends it definitely the Next Big Thing!  Great job!
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2006 07:07:57 AM »

I thought of putting glitter in them, but I thought it would just be a waste because it'd just settle to the bottom.  I never thought of it that way!  Nice.. I'll have to make more then invite some cute boy over!  Wink Roll Eyes
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1104
Joined: 07-Jul-2004

my arms are too short to box with God.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2006 09:16:33 AM »

that's cool.  i've been struggling with what to use as bookends in my new apartment. i may have to try this.  also, the kitten in your icon is the teeniest, cutest ever.  have any more pictures you'd be willing to share with me?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2007 05:21:35 PM »


business card collector
I call her Vera.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1620
Joined: 15-Feb-2006

The hero of Canton

View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2007 06:22:20 PM »

Perhaps you could use that sand one sees at fairs and such rather than water as a filler - lots of colours and less chance of spilling... Plus I'd say sand would be heaver.

(\__/) This is Fat Bunny.
( o.o ) It has taken over, and eaten the unbelievers.
( > < ) Copy Bunny into your signature or be EATEN!

www.rattleheadgames.com - for all your gaming needs!

http://www.wists.com/shewolf I wish, I wish, with all my heart.... Smiley
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011 02:55:28 AM »

Hi there... If you worry of wet books when it breaks... you can use sand to fill the empty bottles or pebbles perhaps...
Dark Foe Of The World (Part-Time)
Offline Offline

Posts: 813
Joined: 17-Sep-2014

Sex, Crafts and Silmarils (Best of 2014 Winner!)

View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2015 03:22:10 PM »

Just had to comment because I saw all those Robin Cook books on your shelf Cheesy Yay for medical thrillers!
I also really like the idea of filling old water bottles to use as bookends (though the thought of actual water near my books has me a bit uneasy)

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Salmon Wasabi Sandwich Recipe
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto Makes Asian Tacos
‘Top Chef’ Host Perfects Stir Fry
Cooking With Miso
Japanese Salad Dressing Recipe
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Felt Basket
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kindling Bundle
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kitty Coasters

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.