Upcycled Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree Ornaments

4 Materials
3 Days

This might be the simplest upcycling project I have ever made but I like the way it turned out. I also like the fact that it uses those single use water bottles that we seem to accumulate even though we try not to use them. It might not fit into Martha Stewart's idea of Christmas decorating but well what can I say I like to make things from trash and well I don't really think that is Martha's thing.

upcycled plastic bottle christmas tree ornaments

To start I gathered up all the water bottles and made sure that they were dry on the inside.

upcycled plastic bottle christmas tree ornaments

Then I added some alcohol ink to the inside of the bottle. Just drop some ink inside and rotate the bottle until the inside is covered.

upcycled plastic bottle christmas tree ornaments

Then I painted the caps with silver paint, smashed the bottles and wrapped some wire around the top to hang from the tree.

To decorate the tree I used some solar lights and my upcycled plastic bottle ornaments for this simple holiday decor.

Happy Holidays!!!

Thanks for taking a look at my project. I hope you enjoy recycling and upcycling as much as I do. If you would like more upcycling project DIY's or Green Product Reviews you can subscribe to my   Youtube Channel here or the   Upcycle Design Lab blog here. 

Happy Upcycling!


upcycled plastic bottle christmas tree ornaments

Suggested materials:

  • Plastic Water Bottles  (Grocery Store)
  • Tim Holtz Red Alcohol Ink  (Hobby Lobby)
  • Silver Craft Paint  (Hobby Lobby)
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Cindy @ Upcycle Design Lab

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  • Dua Panni
    on Jan 20, 2019

    Hi Cindy - I would like to talk to you privately regarding your DIY business. How can I reach you?

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