What can I create with all my empty Powerade bottles and caps?

Deborah Tucker
by Deborah Tucker
I am a huge Powerade drinker. I'm talking 15-30 32 oz bottles a week. I hate throwing them away. If I knew where, I could donate too.
  9 answers
  • Bam24686315 Bam24686315 on Jun 14, 2017

    Donate to local schools for use in science activities or to local senior centers for a variety of crafts. I use them to make wave bottles in teaching children about different liquid densities. They can also me used as mini green houses for sprouting seeds.

    • Deborah Tucker Deborah Tucker on Jun 15, 2017

      I remember when the children were in school, so much was needed. I never even thought of a senior center. I have so many bottles that I can do crafts and donate. Thank you!

  • Jan18428297 Jan18428297 on Jun 14, 2017

    maybe google how to make hummingbird feeder?

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    • Jan18428297 Jan18428297 on Jun 15, 2017

      I saw on You Tube how they made a (generic) bird feeder out of

      Gatorade bottle. Cute. Good idea


  • Melissa Melissa on Jun 14, 2017

    Great ideas for the donations, feeders and mini greenhouses! I found an idea on here that suggested repurposing coffee creamer bottles in to storage for some dry goods. Could you remove the Powerade label so that the bottle is see through and then you could put in flour or sugar or grits, or oatmeal, lentils, cornmeal...just about anything dry. Also, I spray-painted an empty dryer scent 'poppables' container and have yet to use it, but I imagine that I could also use it to store nails or washers, or other stuff in the garage or garden- with careful labelling, of course. You could also, maybe, hot glue the lids together, attach the bigger glass dots from the dollar store to the top and bottom, and then spray paint with the Rustoleum High Heat spray paint and have a trivet. I just worry that the lids would melt, so that is why the glass dots on top. You could also cut the neck of the Powerade bottle off and paint or cover with fabric and make a catch all for things like pens or pencils or scissors. Good luck!

    • Deborah Tucker Deborah Tucker on Jun 15, 2017

      I go camping and your idea to put flour, sugar etc is perfect. Plus sometimes I fill my canisters and have left over flour or sugar. I have lots of fabric scraps from my grandmother. Thank you!

  • Jen O. Jen O. on Jun 15, 2017

    Cut 2 holes all the way thru the bottle and put in 2 wooden spoons and fill the bottle w/bird seed for a homemade bird feeder. You can turn them sideways and cut an oval hole & fill w/soil & herbs for an herb garden (cut small hole underneath to let water drain). Check out "Gatorade Bottle Hack" on YouTube.

  • Lyn15291588 Lyn15291588 on Jun 15, 2017

    You can make an ottoman. You tape the bottles together, plywood on top and bottom. Some rolled batting over that and cover in fabric. I'm sure ther are pictures on pintrest.

  • Bam24686315 Bam24686315 on Jun 15, 2017

    You are so welcome.

  • Phenonw Phenonw on Jun 25, 2017

    If you are a gardener or have house plants. Cut the bottom off or cut in half, remove lid, then dig a small hole in the pot or garden and insert the cut off bottle, lid side down, into the soil. You can bury in as deep as you wish (don't disturb the roots too much if it's a potted plant) leaving just about a half inch above the soil. In the garden you can cut off just the bottom, burying it when you plant. This is for watering, the water goes directly to the roots. If you use a liquid federalizer mixed with water this goes directly to the roots. No wasting it on the top of the soil which may not benefit the plant.

  • Marie Marie on Aug 19, 2019

    I know this is an old post but do you have any with the flip-tops? I'm looking for some.

  • Jaime Hastings Jaime Hastings on Oct 17, 2020

    I know this is an old post but I also used a ton of these bottles for medical reasons. I ended up finding Propel (and other brands) packets to mix with water- much cheaper and so much less waste. There are also some liquid electrolyte water additives that come with 40 or more servings in a small concentrated bottle. These items have saved me some lost sleep over the guilt of plastic bottle consumption and I wanted to share ❤