plastic bottle flowers TUTORIAL

looking for a way to reuse plastic bottles? here’s a easy, pretty way to give new life to something that may have ended up in the land fill.


  • clear plastic bottle
  • circle hole punch (i used 7/8″)
  • glossy spray paint
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • rhinestone, bead, jewel, etc for the center
rinse out your bottle several times to make sure it’s nice and clean.
remove the label and cut off the top and bottom. then cut a slit all the way to the top so you can unroll the cylinder (or what’s left of the bottle). throw the top and bottom in the recycle bin :o)
use your hole punch to punch out circles. i used 5 circles for each flower.
one bottle yields a LOT of circles!

spray paint one side of each circle. make sure they completely dry.

next, using a small dot of hot glue, attach two circles together. the circles will have a slight curve to them. i glued them so that they curved upwards for a fun 3D effect.
*if you’re using a hot temp glue gun, it will melt/warp your circles a little bit. i used hot temp glue gun and it turned out fine, but a low temp might have been better…*
attach a 3rd plastic circle. keep going around attaching circles until a flower is formed.
i used 5 circles total for each flower.
add a rhinestone to the center and you’re done!

 i then glued them to a cute little bag to make this fab little clutch.

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}

    Okay, I need to know… How many times did you have to sharpen your punch to get all those circles?? It seems the plastic would dull it in no time!

    Great tutorial! These look like a lot of fun to make!

    – Michele

  2. 2
    1 Funky Woman

    So cute! The added detail to the purse really makes it pop!

  3. 5
    Us Bailey's

    Very cute! I am obsessed with new bags- and am so going to make over one of my old ones! Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. 6

    What a fun and Green idea!!!

  5. 7

    Lovely, thanks for sharing!

  6. 8

    Sighhhh' your so sweet!!! thanks so much for the "HOW TO" ;) jgg

  7. 9
    Kelli @ RTSM

    So cute and easy! I don't have a whole punch like that, but I do have a circle cutter. I wonder if that would work or if the plastic is too hard?!?

  8. 10

    So clever. Ingenious!

  9. 11

    How about you miss thang! Cuteness!

  10. 12

    Super-cute and easy – wonderful tutorial too!!

  11. 13

    Those are so cool! I need to fire out something to put these on in my life!

  12. 14
    Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures

    You are very clever. Cute project.

  13. 15

    I really like these flowers! I make keepsake boxes and these flowers would be so nice to attach to the boxes since they have a flat surface! Hope you don't mind??- when I make some I'll make sure to link back to you!!! Thank you!

  14. 16
    Crafty Girls Workshop

    What a neat way to reuse that yucky plastic bottle! We switched to a water filter pitcher and don't really drink soda too much but it's a great idea anyway! Good idea for Earth day in April, that's coming up! Still LOVE your blog!


  15. 18

    You are so creative. Thanks for sharing all your neat ideas.

  16. 20

    Thanks for posting the tutorial! I can't wait to try this. :)

  17. 21

    super adorable :D

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  19. 23

    !!!Hola !!!!Este es uno de los tutoriales que voy a intentar hacer !!!!Muchísimas gracias por ponerlos al alcance de todo el mundo ,.Todos tiene unas ideas geniales y superoriginales !!!!Me encantan !!!

  20. 24

    Soooo cute! So I was looking at some crafts and found a necklace with little circles kinda like these plastic bottle ones and it gave me the greatest idea. The circles in the necklace were made from fused bubble wrap, and I bet you could use the same idea to make these adorable little flowers! Just pop all the bubbles, get a few layers together, and iron them to fuse them. Then cut out the circles (or use a circle punch) and you can make flowers just like these! The fused bubble wrap has a really cool look to it (:

    1. 24.1

      Hi Katie Anne,
      What a cool idea!! I have never heard of fusing bubble wrap together, but that would be so awesome! I so have to try it out! Thanks for stopping by!!
      happy crafting,

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