Wristlet & Gum/Pill Container From Soda Bottles

Here's another awesome upcycle you can do with soda bottles. Make this small wrist purse and matching pill or gum container.

2 32 oz bottles. You could use a larger ones I’m sure.

Nylon zipper long enough to go around the bottle. (Can be trimmed if needed.)

X-acto knife

Hot Glue Gun

Chain for pill holder. (Optional)

Drill if you’re putting a hole for a chain in your pill holder.

Ribbon for handle and inner edge.

Fine edged saw for cutting thread tops off bottles for pill container.

Buttons, gems, paint, stickers etc. For decorating tiny case
Cut the bottoms of off two plastic soda bottles.
Carefully hot glue your zipper onto the bottles.(MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO DO THIS ARE ON MY POST LINK AT THE BOTTOM)
You will need a saw to cut the cap threads off the bottles BELOW the bottom lip.
They are glued together and then a small hole can be drilled in the edge to insert a chain if desired.
You can use whatever color zipper you like and and glue on matching gems, buttons etc. onto the gum container.
Nancy at Craft Your Happiness
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Charmina Charmina on Jul 25, 2015
    I LOVE this idea!! I'm starting a Girl Scouts troop for my granddaughters, and this is a perfect blending of upcycling, saving the planet and a great craft. You're awesome, thanks for sharing

  • Julie Ortiz Julie Ortiz on Apr 19, 2017
    How fun! Would never have thought to use a zipper like this....gives me ideas. Thanks for sharing.