We all have plastic bottles of various sizes in our homes, which ultimately go in the bins, but with a little creativity, you can turn a simple plastic bottle into a beautiful and functional storage box that you can use for a very long time.

Therefore, today we are making a multipurpose storage box in the shape of a heart, which you can use to put your jewellery, sweets and candies, or for presenting it to anyone. Let’s start.

Photos by the writer
Photos by the writer

Things you need:

  1. One large-sized plastic bottle (bottle of either soft drink or water)

  2. Scissors or paper cutter

  3. Hot glue

  4. Glitter paper (colour of your choice)

  5. Pieces of hardboard

Photos by the writer
Photos by the writer

Directions:

  1. Cut the plain or the middle part with less embossed designs (if any) on the bottle, the pattern on the middle part varies in all bottles, whether soft drinks or water, so keep the width at least 3 or 4 inches, picture 2.

  2. Pinch and press from one side of the circular bottle part, to make the pointed bottom of the heart. Then press the top middle part inward, to make the two arches of the heart symbol, pictures 3 and 4.

  3. With the help of an elder, carefully put hot glue on any one side of the plastic heart and place it carefully on one hardboard piece, pictures 5, and 6.

  4. Cut the extra hardboard from the plastic heart, picture 7.

  5. Cut the remaining hardboard piece and two hearts from the glitter sheet, the same size as that of a plastic heart, picture 8.

  6. Paste each glitter piece on each hardboard piece; one in the inside of the plastic heart and the other on the hardboard piece which is going to be the lid of the storage box.

  7. Cut one-centimetre wide and at least 8-inch long strip of hardboard to make the ridge for the lid; paste the ridge around the heart with hot glue, pictures 9 and 10.

  8. Make sure the glitter side is on top and then paste glitter strip on the ridge as well, picture 11.

  9. Plastic bottle heart organiser is ready, you can decorate the way you like and put anything inside, pictures 12 and 13.

The writer can be contacted at ithecraftman@gmail.com

Published in Dawn, Young World, April 15th, 2023

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