Wind Spinner From Soda Bottle

3 Materials
30 Minutes

We made some fun wind spinners from a 2 liter soda bottle, though any size would work. This can be hung from a tree or placed on a dowel that is stuck into the ground. MORE PICS AND VIDEO ON FULL POST HERE

Supplies 2 Liter Soda Bottle with straight sides X-Acto type knife Wipe off marker Acrylic paint Dowel 5/8″ diameter, 36″ tall or longer. (For putting into the ground) Nut and bolt and fishing line (for hanging only) Drill if you’re hanging it.

This shows the steps used. We cut ours using a fancier design but basic curved cuts work just as well! After cutting you can pint the bottle with acrylic or puffy paint. MORE PICS AND VIDEO ON FULL POST HERE

If you're going to hang it rather than place it on a dowel in the ground you need to attach a bolt to the lid as shown. (More photos and details on blog post below)

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Suggested materials:
  • Empty soda bottle
  • Paint
  • Fishing line
Nancy at Craft Your Happiness
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  • Mary lu Mary lu on Mar 03, 2017
    great idea, but how did you get the flaps to stay ope? plastic is hard to stay bent.
  • Lucy Swayngim Lucy Swayngim on Apr 01, 2019

    I can't tell from the tiny photo how/ where you cut and what the popsicle stick is used for.

  • Cheryl Davis Cheryl Davis on Jun 26, 2022

    Can the instructions be put in prìnt?

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  • Lovesunique Lovesunique on Aug 07, 2019

    I like this idea. Wondering how long the cap stays glued with all the spinning!

  • Karan Karan on Sep 07, 2022

    first thing i thought of is putting fairy lights inside is that possible

    • JanM JanM on Dec 05, 2022

      If you put it on the dowel, and use the fairy lights that come with a solar panel you could probably glue the panel to the top and careful string the light wires through the wing holes and glue them inside so they won’t fly out while spinning. Just don’t make it too heavy or it won’t spin.