Recycled Plastic Bottle Cupcake Holders

Janice Anderssen
by Janice Anderssen
Use 2 litre coke, diet coke or coke zero plastic bottles and turn them into cupcake holders. When cut properly the containers are airtight and can be sealed with a strip of ribbon.
Coke bottles work best for this project, as it has a seal line around the base and also has an indented shape towards the bottom of the bottle, which allows it to create an airtight container that can be used for cupcakes, or even party favours.
For each cupcake container you will need 2 plastic bottles.

The bottom half of the cupcake container is cut along the seam line.
The top half of the container is cut 20mm above the bottom seam line.
When these two sections are placed together they form a snug container that stays together on its own.
To make sure the container is secure, use glue dots to secure pretty ribbon along the join between the two sections.
Ta da! Free cupcake containers that are made from recycled plastic bottles.
Janice Anderssen
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  • Cat1087767 Cat1087767 on Mar 29, 2017
    Can do you cut the bottles, that is, what instrument did you use?

  • Liz Feliciano Liz Feliciano on Sep 21, 2018

    Not sure how they would open up the container if it’s sealed all the way around ?

  • Peggy Peggy on Feb 12, 2019

    I have saved so many projects, counder someone please help me by telling me where thever Saved projects are ? Thanks

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  • Ilene Ilene on Jun 23, 2019

    Same question as Liz. and Soooo much easier than the party favor idea I have been kicking around! Thank you.

  • Mrs B Mrs B on Jun 26, 2019

    This will be great when bringing treats to work! Great idea :)