With Earth Day just around the corner, we found ourselves thinking about creative ways to repurpose the everyday objects around us – and, as you can imagine, there are quite a few empty Eucalan bottles in our recycling bin. Recycling is great, but why not upcycle them into something fun & useful instead? Here are some ideas for creative ways to reuse empty Eucalan bottles in both our small 100mL and large 500mL sizes:
- Pencil holder (works best with the large bottle)
- Small flower vase
- Organizing office supplies such as paper clips, push pins, and binder clips
- Great containers for craft supplies, too – buttons, safety eyes, notions and other small items commonly used by crafters
- Starter for seedlings for your garden
- Flameless candle holder
…the possibilities are endless!
Follow these simple steps for making your washi tape containers with your empty Eucalan bottles:
First, assemble your supplies. You’ll need some empty Eucalan bottles, plenty of washi tape, and some strong scissors.
Next, decide how tall you want your finished container to be, and make a score mark so that you know where to cut off the top of the bottle.
Next, carefully cut off the top of the bottle.
Now for the fun part! Begin to wrap your container in washi tape in concentric layers or bands, starting at the bottom. You could even alternate washi designs to create stripes!
When you reach the top, add one final layer of washi tape with the top half above the edge of the container. Cut the tape at intervals so that you can fold it over the top edge to create a neat finish.
Ta-da! Now you have lovely containers to use however you like!