Recycle your plastic bottles into…. a broom???

You will recall a while back I shared a nifty idea on how to use the neck of a plastic bottle and its bottle cap to create an airtight bag sealer. I also often use the bottle caps alone to make little pincushions to share with my students. And every now and then I will cut a bottle to use the bottom half as a container. Most of the time, though, our plastic bottles end up in the recycling bin.

So yesterday my daughter’s boyfriend, Carlos, sent me this idea. Now, c’mon… isn’t this nifty?

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UPDATE 24/09/2012

I get a lot of mail asking for more detailed instructions for making these brooms… and at last I found some! On this blog you will find the step-by-step tutorial!

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  1. Posted March 20, 2012 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    This is a really cool idea, and it is great to see more people recycling plastic in inventive ways. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sue G.
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    This idea is great! It looks so easy to do!! Will definately give it a try. Thanks!

  3. m jeffery
    Posted May 18, 2012 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    I am not sure how the wood was made to stay in the neck and what is that string being used to put it together and how do you do that part

    • Gail
      Posted June 16, 2012 at 12:57 am | Permalink

      reply to the wooden handle – if the handle fits through the top of the bottle – all will be held together – I think that that is the major solution to this innovative idea.

  4. goshu abrham
    Posted July 17, 2012 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    it is impressive idea …u know i am doing wooden brooms handler but this one is so impressive and practical so i want to know more how it is made …i mean the whole process…thanks my phone number is +251-911-722218

    • Posted July 17, 2012 at 10:40 am | Permalink

      I’ve never made it. It was an idea someone shared with me, so I decided to post it on my blog for others to see and consider. Perhaps you can figure it out! 🙂