Recycled Bottle Art

DIY Recycled Bottle Art

When I saw this amazing photo of bottle art on Pinterest, I fell in love! It looks like retro bottled sand art combined with those DIY nebula jars. I couldn’t find a source for the image, so for today’s project I played around with a few materials to try to recreate it

DIY Recycled Bottle Art

I mostly used cotton balls, sand, food coloring, and water in the empty plastic bottles. It’s so much fun to experiment with materials and colors! The finished bottles look great as art for kids bedrooms, and I bet they’d look awesome on the windowsill with light shining through!

DIY Recycled Bottle Art

What You Need

DIY Recycled Bottle Art
  • Empty plastic bottles
  • Long wooden skewers
  • Glitter
  • Food coloring
  • Cotton balls and sand

How-To

DIY Recycled Bottle Art

Step 1
Gently tear apart the cotton balls into wispy strips.

DIY Recycled Bottle Art

Step 2
Put them into the bottle and use the wooden skewer to push them to the bottom, not compressing them together too tightly. Sprinkle glitter in with the cotton if you like.

DIY Recycled Bottle Art

Step 3
In a cup, mix food coloring with water and pour into the bottle until the cotton is covered.

DIY Recycled Bottle Art

Step 4
Add more cotton on top of the layer you just made. Add more colored water on top, in a different color, adding glitter, and experimenting with how much water and coloring you use. There’s no right or wrong way to do this!

DIY Recycled Bottle Art

Step 5
When the bottle is full, put the lid on securely and you’re done!

DIY Recycled Bottle Art

Step 6
Repeat with other bottles – to use the sand, I poured sand into the bottle and then pour colored water on top until the sand was covered. Have fun experimenting with materials and methods!

DIY Recycled Bottle Art DIY Recycled Bottle Art DIY Recycled Bottle Art

Happy folding! :)

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