Recycled Soda Bottle Heart Shaped See-thru Box

3 Materials
1 Hour
Can you imagine creating a beautiful see-thru heart shaped box for your valentine candies or trinkets using a soda bottle, decorative paper plates/cardboard, glue, masking tape and scissors? Everything from the dollar store!
Here's How: Remove the middle section of a smooth soda bottle leaving a closed cylinder shape. Press together the plastic cylinder, creasing one side with the handle of scissors. Press the center of the opposite side toward the crease and make a second crease. Let the plastic open naturally forming a heart shape.
Use the heart shape plastic to trace two hearts from the pattern paper plates and white poster board.
Apply glue to the back of the poster board hearts and attach the paper plate hearts. Cut 1 inch wide pliable decorative cardboard strips to tape around the edges of the hearts using masking tape.
Once the sides are taped on, add clear drying glue around the inside where the heart shape edge and trim meet and let dry completely. .
Remove the masking tape and attach the heart shape top and bottom to the plastic heart.
I made a decorative flower to add on top, using foam paper from the dollar store. I used a scallop edge punch to cut out circles warmed on a iron, shaped and hot glued to a center circle.
These boxes can be embellished with your special trim and filled with anything adorable and cute. So pick out your sweetie's favorite treat and make one for Valentine's Day!

Suggested materials:

  • Decorative paper plates/cardboard trim
  • Recycle plastic bottle
  • Tacky glue

Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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  • Emma Carpenter Emma Carpenter on Jan 25, 2018
    Perfect!!! Have Cola bottle, will crave. I plan to use this for a hanging plastic bag storage container. Have to figure out openings to put in and pull out bags without compromising the container. Should be workable. If too large for my area, I will simply use a smaller bottle. This is so pretty with the heart shape and corrugated borders. Thanks mucho.

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    • Emma Carpenter Emma Carpenter on Jan 25, 2018
      Thanks for the suggestion. Sounds good! I will try it. I really like this project.

  • Dee Dee Dee Dee on Jan 22, 2021

    So adorable! I’m thinking the 20 oz bottle for the kids. Less candy. Love it. Thanks for posting!!