DIY Gift Packages Made From Recycled Plastic Soda Bottles

Your eco-friendly friends will love this idea for getting small gifts from you this holiday season. A little spray paint and some odds and ends from the Dollar Store can turn a two-liter soda bottle into an amazing little gift holder for gift cards, cash, jewelry and other small gifts.

It’s a good project for kids, too if you wanted to use it with them. You must do the cutting though and let them decorate with acrylic paint, paper and other safe items.

You will need an empty and clean soda bottle, spray paint that adheres to plastic, gift-wrapping tissue, small bows and holiday stickers. Follow the tutorial, and be a little “green” this year for the Holidays.

Trace a pattern like this one in the given dimensions on card stock. Cut it out.



Trace around the pattern four times with a Sharpie a little more that halfway up.



Use an Exacto knife to cut along all the lines.



Don’t worry if you don’t cut evenly. You can trim it up easily with scissors.


Turn them over on jars to spray paint. Dry.



Add embellishments


Facts About Plastic Waste


  • Some plastic is sent overseas to be recycled.
  • Lots of plastic end up in landfills where to takes from 500 to 1,000 years ti disintegrate
  • Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times
  • More than one million plastic bags are used every minute.
  • Billions of pounds of plastic swirls in the oceans.
  • One billion seabirds and 100,000 marine animals die each year from plastic pollution

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