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Gift Wrapping Ideas Using Plastic Soda Bottles!

2 Materials
$2
20 Minutes
Easy

These darling upcycled unique gift containers are so easy to make and are perfect for neighbor gifts. All you need are plastic soda bottles! We have THREE VERSIONS (CHECK OUR OFFICIAL SITE POST ON THE LINKS PROVIDED BELOW) and we'll show you one here.

gift wrapping ideas using plastic soda bottles

Measure and cut your bottle to the size you want. SUPPLIES ⚫Soda Bottles with Straight Sides – 1 or 2 liters depending on size needed ⚫X-acto Knife ⚫Dry Erase Marker ⚫Bell ⚫Ribbon ⚫ Bone Folder (I LOVE this for making creases on my bottles but you can use the end of a butter knife too.)

gift wrapping ideas using plastic soda bottles

After measuring and cutting your bottle mark into four even sections using a dry erase marker then press each side down forming a crisp crease. MORE DETAILS ON OUR SITE!

gift wrapping ideas using plastic soda bottles

This shows two sides creased.

gift wrapping ideas using plastic soda bottles

Do the same to the other two sides.

gift wrapping ideas using plastic soda bottles

This makes a perfect box shape!

gift wrapping ideas using plastic soda bottles

Measure up approximately 1.5" (for a small bottle) and cut. IMPORTANT: The pointed edges are SHARP so be careful. They need to be curved a bit to prevent being poked!

gift wrapping ideas using plastic soda bottles

For the bottom they will be overlapped and folded over and can be glued if desired.

gift wrapping ideas using plastic soda bottles

The top is done the same with the edges curved.

gift wrapping ideas using plastic soda bottles

They are then overlapped for closing.

gift wrapping ideas using plastic soda bottles

We added a strip of gold Washi tape and punched a hole in the top two flaps to tie a ribbon and add a bell!

gift wrapping ideas using plastic soda bottles

***CLICK HERE FOR MORE STYLES AND FREE PATTERNS!***

Suggested materials:

  • Plastic soda bottles
  • Ribbon
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 5 questions
  • Mic14081154
    on Dec 12, 2016

    How do you remove the labels from the bottles?

    • Sandra Bendickson
      on Dec 13, 2016

      Oil. All you need is oil. Vegetable oil works. Any kink of oil takes the label goo of..

  • Linda Cooper-Smith
    on Dec 14, 2016

    Any ideas whether this would work with old milk bottles and/or laundry soap bottles with some adaptations?

    • Hi Linda! Are we talking plastic bottles or glass? Glass won't work of course and unless the plastic bottles have a larger area with straight sides I'm not sure how it would work. You do need those for the creasing part. I'd love to get my hands on a couple of the exact type your have so I could try. Now its possible to use bottles for gifting in another way. Check my other post out below and see if it helps. Good luck from Nancy at Our Peaceful Planet! http://bit.ly/sodabottlegiftholders" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/sodabottlegiftholders

  • Claudia
    on Dec 23, 2016

    You say to cut down 1.5 " for a small bottle. How did you get that number? What if you're using a 2 liter bottle? 1.5" would leave a hole. Does it not have to be a little over 1/2 the diameter of the bottle in order to overlap? I'm confused.

    • That's the amount I cut in for my size bottle that I used and it did have a small hole in the center when I closed the flaps which is just fine. I'd suggest keeping the flaps longer then you can always trim them if they wont' close properly. Also visit the full post on my site, if you didn't already, as it has more photos and details on cutting the flaps. Here's the link: http://bit.ly/giftcontainers Good luck Claudia! ~Nancy, at Our Peaceful Planet

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