Ways of using plastic bottles in a modern country house

The content of the articlePET bottles for decoration of the dacha plot

  • Fencing beds and flower beds
  • Garden path
  • Flowers from PET bottles
  • Animal figurines forgarden ornaments
  • Household Accessories from plastic bottles
    • Rope PET bottles
    • Garden broom
    • Scoop out the plastic containers
    • simplest vanity
    • containers for storing small items
    • Traps for insects
    • Bird Feeders
  • Greenhouses PET packaging
    • frame
    • Filling
    • erection technology
  • Construction of plastic bottles

  • Recycling - this is one of the most acute problems that faces the owners of the schoolMost of the suburban communities are not equipped with trash containers. Undoubtedly, the paper and part of household garbage can be burned, and the organics can be buried in the beds or sent straight to the compost pit. But what to do with all known plastic bottles, which are strictly forbidden to burn in a stove or firebox, and it is useless to dig in, since it will take more than one hundred years to decompose plastics? Only one way out - to apply for good. How plastic bottles to use in the economy and will be discussed in this publication.

    Article in the topic: the necessary crafts from plastic bottles made with their own hands.

    Application of PET packaging at the dacha

    What is a plastic packaging? This is primarily a polymer material and finished containers. From this angle, any summer resident with a creative vision and straight arms can make from a regular PET bottle a lot of useful tools for the household, create garden decoration elements and turn empty containers into necessary things.

    The main advantage of plastic containers is the lack of cost. In addition, PET is light, plastic, resistant to weathering and UV radiation, perfectly treatable. A plastic bottle filled with water withstands tremendous external pressure and can function as a heat accumulator. And most importantly: in any variations, all plastic containers have a threaded section and a lid. And this is very important for any master to do, which will help to fasten products, if the need arises. Consider several options for using plastic packaging in the garden.

    Plastic bottles for watering the garden

    The first thing you can use ready-made PET containers for watering. Irrigation of a plot is generally a sore point for most summer residents, especially for those who receive water on a schedule or visit a suburban site only on weekends. In such a situation, useless plastic bottles will help, which will help create a watering system for the entire site without any financial costs. Consider three easy-to-implement options for creating a drip irrigation system based on plastic bottles of various capacities.

    Simple bottom irrigation system

    In order to do it in automatic mode you need to water the plants:

    • PET of 2 l capacity per calculation, one bottle - one plant.
    • foam rubber( any trimming).

    Pour water in 4/5 of its volume into each container. Insert a piece of foam rubber in the neck, instead of a cork. Put the bottle under the plant so that the neck is in close proximity to the root of the plant. As you empty, just add water to the tank.

    Drip irrigation

    For this irrigation system, the size and shape of the tanks does not matter. In the opinion of gardeners: the more - the better. The bottles need to cut the bottom. In a cork, use a hot awl or thin drill to make 3-5 holes, 1-2 mm in diameter. Tighten the cap tightly on the neck.

    Dig this container vertically( neck down) near each plant and fill it with water. Such a stationary primary irrigation system requires only timely filling with water.

    Suspended irrigation system

    In this embodiment, you should use whole bottles with a capacity of from 2 to 5 liters.depending on the reliability of the mounting system. As in the creation of the drip system, make several holes in the cork, 1 mm in diameter.

    Now you should build a support. On the different ends of the bed it is necessary to dig in the rags, on top of which put a jumper( rail, cant).Suspend the filled containers with the neck down to the upper crossbar.

    To prevent water from eroding the ground, the place where water drops fall should be mulched.

    The advantages of a plastic bottle irrigation system are indisputable:

    • is moistened directly in the root zone of the plant;
    • irrigation is done with water heated by the sun;
    • the possibility of adding fertilizer directly to the water;
    • application variability.
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    But the most important advantage of such irrigation is that it does not require human presence.

    Agricultural technology with the use of PET bottles

    Any capacity can be used for growing greens. The main thing is to ensure timely watering and avoid stagnation of water at the bottom of the tank. This can be done by creating a vertical garden of plastic bottles, which does not take up much space, but will decorate your fence, balcony fence, wall of the house.

    Vertical garden with horizontal mounting bottles

    For such facilities you will need:

    • PET bottles, with a capacity of 2 -5 l;
    • soft wire.

    1/3 of the side of the bottle is cut out. Cork screwed on the neck. On the opposite side of the cut, an awl( a nail, a drill) is used to make a mass of drainage holes.

    Bottles are filled with a substrate, within which seedlings or plant seeds are located. Soft wire improvised pot is attached to a vertical surface. Mount the remaining containers can be done under each other or in a checkerboard pattern.

    Garden of vertically installed PET containers

    This design is more complicated than the previous one, but much more efficient and characterized by relative autonomy. So, to create such a design, you will need:

    • PET bottles of 1-3 l.
    • ½ inch rubber or silicone hose.
    • sewer pipe section with plugs, diameter - at the discretion of the owner.

    Bottles are cut approximately in half. The upper part will go to the creation of a vertical garden, the lower part will be used in the creation of jewelry, which will be discussed below. The tops of the bottles are attached to each other with the neck down. A hose with irrigation holes is laid through each vertical row. Free space is filled with earth or substrate. The upper part of the hose is fixed in the outflow with the help of necks and stoppers from plastic bottles.

    Water is supplied to the system from the water mains, and a section of sewage pipe will play the role of a liquid reserve. This design allows efficient use of water for drip irrigation. Vertical garden of plastic bottles will not require from the cottaker neither a place nor a large financial cost. You can always make out of unnecessary packaging such a design that is best suited directly for your country house.

    In the section of agrotechnical handicrafts, only options for creating a vertical garden were considered. In fact, there are dozens more ways to use TET containers for agrotechnical purposes. From plastic bottles you can make light, plastic and durable containers that are widely used as flower pots, pots, containers for seedlings.

    PET bottles for decorating the suburban area

    Due to its properties, plastic containers have long been successfully used by our summer residents to create garden decorations. Next, we consider several examples of the successful use of plastic bottles of various sizes in decorating the garden.

    Fencing beds and flowerbeds

    The simplest design of the fencing of plastic containers - paling. In order to make a solid fence of such a construction, we need a mass of bottles of the same size and shape, filled with earth( sand, clay).

    Half a length of time we dig every container into the ground, creating a “bottle palisade”.After erection. You can leave it as it is, or you can color the resulting border in any colors of the rainbow.

    It is possible to go in an easier way: do not dig in the picket fence elements, but fasten them together with tape.

    The design is simply placed on the grass delineating the boundaries of flower beds or beds.

    Garden path

    To create a garden path, you will need bottoms from 2-liter PET bottles.

    • leveled the soil.
    • is filled with a layer of wet sand, layer thickness is 70-100 mm.

    Bunches are laid out on the future path and are carefully hammered into the sand until it is completely filled. The joints between the bottoms are filled with dry sand, and for better fixation - sand-cement mortar.

    Flowers from PET bottles

    It is enough just to decorate the dacha with the help of “plantings” made of plastic flowers.

    It is extremely simple to make such a composition: you just need to wake up your imagination, pick up a knife, several plastic bottles and a coil of thick wire.

    From the narrowing part of the bottle you can create beautiful flowers that will be used to create bouquets, decorating handicrafts for home and garden.

    The neck is cut lengthwise, forming six petals. Round each with scissors. We melt the edges of the petals over an open flame, to give them a volume. The inside of the flower can be cut out of plastic of a different color. We glue( sew) the construction with the help of polymeric glue or thin wire.

    Animal Figures for Garden Decoration

    The Internet is replete with photos of funny animals made of plastic bottles. If you decided to decorate your garden with fun little animals from PET containers, then the simplest option is funny pigs and bunnies.

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    The hare is done simply:

    • in the tapering part two cuts are made under the “ears”;
    • ears themselves are cut from a plastic bottle.

    The construction is assembled with glue.

    Mumps are made similarly, but only in a horizontal version. The main thing is to paint your creation correctly and make it recognizable.

    Household supplies of plastic bottles

    What can be useful in the economy of the national gardeners? Broom, dustpans, pest traps, sinks, various containers for storing small items. But the simple rope is recognized by the majority of summer residents as one of the most functional and useful materials in the household.

    PET Rope

    PET Bottle

    The rope from a plastic bottle will help out in an unforeseen situation and will become an indispensable assistant to the summer resident. How to make a strong rope from a plastic bottle with your own hands? To create a PET tape from a bottle( on an industrial scale) you will need to make a simple machine consisting of: an

    • blade from a stationery knife;
    • 4-8 metal washers with an outer diameter of 25-30 mm and a thickness of 2 mm;
    • 2 bolts with nuts, diameter 4-6 mm, length 40-50 mm;
    • board( piece of plywood, chipboard), 16-25 mm thick.

    We assemble the structure. In the board we drill through holes for bolts. Washers will be put on them. The distance between the bolts should be such that a distance between the washers is equal to half the diameter of the washer. Now install the washers on the bolts. The height of the "pyramid" from the stand will correspond to the width of the tape. Put the blade on the top washer, cover it with a washer, fix it with nuts.

    To get the tape, cut the bottom of the bottle( it is useful for making garden decor), push the edge of the bottle between the blade and the stand.

    Options for the use of rope from plastic bottles mass. Durable and lightweight tape is used by domestic gardeners for garter vegetables, trees, creating supports for climbing plants, weaving furniture, braiding handles of garden tools, etc. A special feature of this tape is shrinkage when exposed to high temperature. When heated, the PET tape assembly is self-tapping!

    Garden Broom

    According to its performance characteristics, a broom made of plastic bottles is not inferior to purchased analogues. For self-creation of such a useful product in the household you will need:

    • 7 PET bottles, 2 liters in volume;
    • cutting from a shovel;
    • wire;
    • two self-tapping screws( nails);
    • awl, scissors, knife.

    For six bottles, cut the neck and bottom. Scissors cut the strips on each piece, not reaching the top edge of 5-6 cm. The width of the strips is 0.5 cm. Cut off the bottom from the intact container( do not touch the neck!).Next, repeat the operation, similar to the previous blanks.

    We assemble the structure. Place the rest of the blanks on the bottle with the neck. We compress the resulting product from the sides and fix the position of the blanks with wire. It remains only to plant and fix the derzhak.

    Broom plastic bottles ready for use. The whole process is shown in detail in the figure.

    Scoop made of plastic containers

    This product will be a great addition to the broom made from PET containers. Everything is simple: take a plastic container and mark the shape of the future scoop with a marker.

    Cut strictly along the line using a stationery knife. Such a scoop of plastic canister will last long enough.

    The simplest washstand

    To make the simplest washbasin from a plastic bottle, you need to cut off the bottom of the tank, turn it upside down, make holes for mounting to a vertical surface.

    You can wash your hands by unscrewing the cap a little so that water flows through a loose connection.

    Containers for storing small items

    Any dacha owner has a lot of small things on the farm. One problem - they all need to be sorted and available as needed. For storing small items you can easily make containers from plastic containers. Any one that is available at hand is suitable:

    1. In the upper side part we make a hole, the size of which should allow to easily get objects from the tank.
    2. Drill a hole in the lid and screw in a bolt with a diameter of 2 mm.
    3. We put the washer under the bolt head.
    4. On the reverse side, fix the nut.

    We assemble the structure. Under the washer, launch the ends of the wire segment and form a loop. Screw the lid with a loop on the container. Now it can be easily placed on a vertical surface. An ordinary nail can act as an element for hanging the container on a vertical surface.

    If you use plastic containers from household chemicals or machine oil, then you can assemble a whole dresser for storing small things in a similar way.

    Trap for insects

    Mosquitoes and flies are the eternal "neighbors" of man, which is almost impossible to get rid of. Nevertheless, it is possible to reduce their population by applying the well-known PET containers as trap material.

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    Cut off the tapered part of the plastic bottle, turn it over and paste it into the rest of the neck down. You can use sugar syrup as bait. If you add a bit of yeast, you can get rid of not only flies and ants, but also wild wasps.

    The simplest weather vane from PET bottles will help to frighten birds away from fresh crops, to drive them out of the moles.

    The simplest design: cut and bend the sides of the tank in the form of blades. We put the resulting product on a thick wire or stick. The wind rotates the vane. Vibration is transmitted along the guide, which( according to experts' assurances) moles do not like and birds are afraid.

    bird feeders The simplest manger on the plot will attract birds that will help the owner of the summer cottage to fight pests and insects.

    They are not made difficult: it is enough to cut the windows in the side of five-liter plastic bottles. The handle is useful in order to hang the feeder on a branch.

    Greenhouses from PET containers

    All crafts, discussed above, can easily make any summer resident. But if you have experience in carpentry, then using PET containers you can create an excellent greenhouse, without which it is impossible to grow an early harvest in our climate zone.

    These facilities have many advantages, of which the main thing is low cost. PET is much stronger than polyethylene film and much cheaper than traditional polycarbonate. The construction of plastic bottles turns out to be warm and light. It can always be repaired by simply replacing the damaged item.

    There are two technologies for the construction of greenhouses and arbors:

    1. From plates.
    2. Out of Whole Items.

    Next, we consider the process of creating a greenhouse from whole plastic bottles.


    Almost any material is suitable for its creation:

    • The metal profile is durable and durable, but expensive.
    • Wood - affordable and easy to process, but short-lived.
    • PVC pipes are a great option if you already have enough pipes and fittings that you don’t need to buy.

    In any case, if you decide to make greenhouses from plastic bottles with your own hands, then make the frame of the most accessible material for you.

    It should be understood: the metal frame will require the creation of a capital foundation, which significantly increases the cost of the project. The supporting structure made of PVC pipes does not need a foundation, but requires strengthening to withstand wind gusts.


    As a building material for walling, it is better to use the same PET bottles, with a capacity of 2 liters from which to remove the label.

    For a greenhouse, the size of 1.5 to 2.5 may require from 400 to 600 PET elements.

    Erection technology

    A greenhouse is assembled from elements that are collected from PET bottles. Each construction element( bottle) is cut off the bottom. Then the elements are stacked on top of each other, creating an improvised “plastic log”.To fasten this element through the middle of the cord is pulled or rail. The finished unit is vertically fixed to the frame. The construction process continues until the complete filling of the frame: in this way the walls are gathered and the roof is blocked.

    Buildings made of plastic bottles

    More serious buildings than gazebos and greenhouses can be built from PET containers. Next, we consider the method of construction of the outbuildings of plastic bottles, applying in practice the experience of the Bolivian builders:

    1. Dig a foundation pit and build a foundation.
    2. Create a replacement brick, instead of which PET bottles of the same volume will be used. They are filled with sand, clay or earth, which often remains after digging the pit.
    3. The elements are interconnected and laid in rows. For a bunch of rows used sand-cement mortar.
    4. Reinforced mesh is laid between the rows.

    After installation, without a solution, only the necks of the building elements remain. For additional fastening builders recommend tying the neck between them, creating a kind of plaster grid. Now you only have to carefully plaster the walls, hiding the material that was used for construction.

    This technology can be used for the construction of capital buildings: fences, garages and one-story residential buildings, which,( according to the masters), are quite warm and strong.

    In this publication, answers were given to the question of how plastic bottles can be used in the household. In fact, a new application for this material is found every day, which cannot but please any normal person, because plastic is practically not recycled due to low profitability. By giving "second life" to PET containers, we clean the planet from debris, which is simply buried in landfills or disposed of in incinerators, poisoning the environment.

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