I originally planned to use this T post before Easter, but Easter came before the first T in April this year. Even though that presents a problem for the tutorial's timeliness, it doesn't diminish the recycling effort or the fact the finished product can be used for other purposes. So let's get started.
Just like with every tutorial, whether I show it for T Tuesday or not, I like to show my supplies. From back left clockwise:
Empty plastic recyclable water bottles (2)
Distilled water (tap water will work equally well for this project) in a spritzer
Kitchen or heavy duty scissors/shears
Crafting scissors (not shown)
Water soluble pens, colors of your choice
Coffee filters (2 for each bottle)
White PVA glue of your choice (not shown)
Using the water soluble pens of your choice, scribble, scribble, scribble.
After scribbling all over the filters with the pens, I spritzed them with distilled water. Now you can use regular water, but I had distilled in my spritzer, so I
I added some green handmade shimmering mist. Then I walked away and allowed the coffee filters to thoroughly dry.
Once the coffee filters were dry, I cut a water bottle in half using heavy duty scissors. If you don't own a disposable water bottle, ask a friend for one of theirs. That's what I did!
Now get out your favorite white or PVA glue. It can be cheap glue you probably wouldn't use for anything else.
Using paper scissors, cut scallops around the edges of the two coffee filters after you have folded the filters in quarters.
While your white glue is still wet, wrap the coffee filter around the outside and shape. Try to cover the entire outside of the water bottle.
Add glue to the inside of the bottle and place the second coffee filter inside. Be sure to
work your way around the bottle until you are certain all the plastic is covered by the outside and inside filters.
Now if it had been Easter, I would add a few jelly bean eggs and place one completed basket at each person's place setting for Easter brunch or dinner (which I did). However, if it is not Easter, you can add a few cut flowers from your garden to give to a friend for May day. Color the filters pink for a Valentine's gift, red for "hiding" a Christmas gift, or brown for Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it). The opportunities are endless.
For Day 7 I recycled a plastic water bottle. I also used two coffee filters, some glue and colored pens.
Now it's your turn. How did you spend your day? Were you making or viewing drink related art, or perhaps spent the day out and about. Regardless, share your link below and Bleubeard, Squiggles, and all of us T Stands For Tuesday gang will be by to visit.