Monday, 22 June 2015

Best Out Of Waste - Plastic Bottles into Pen Stands

 When architecture students get a bit of the rare spare time, they turn out plastic bottles into pen stands! My BFF, Mrudula, after her Project Paint, in which she painted a stool in red colour, is now happy after making these totally spontaneous pen stands.



Here's a sneak-peak into how she made them:



Things Required:

  • Two Plastic Waste Bottles
  • Cutter
  • Candle
  • Fabric Acrylic Colours
  • Thermocol
  • Thermocol-Friendly Glue
 

 Steps: 

 

For Separate Stands:





1. Cut two plastic bottles into half with the help of a cutter.

 

  2. Take the lower parts of both the bottles, and soften their edges by using fire.




3. Paint the bottom by using fabric acrylic colours. (You can use random colours to give it an abstract look or can paint it pink! Use acrylic colours only, as, if you use regular water colours, the colours will eventually fade out. Whereas, acrylic colours would stay.)


For Combined Stands:




 1. Take the upper parts of the bottle, and soften their edges by using candle.



2. Take thermocol pieces, and make hole in them. (See the above picture.)
3. By using Fevicol Power (Limited Edition Glue) or Fevicol Mr or Fevicol SH, stick the upper parts upside-down to the thermocol. Use either of these glues, as others tend to burn the thermocol.
4. After the bottles are firmly erect, paint them using the acrylic colours.




So in this fashion, you make four pen stands out of two waste bottles! Now you can definitely display all your favourite pens on your worktop! Cheers!


 Have you ever tried creating best out of waste? x