How to Make Broom with Plastic Bottles
Usually when we finish with beverages, we just throw the bottles around, adding to the pollution problem. On the other hand, we can recycle the same plastic bottles, transforming them into artwork or a number of handy objects. Making a broom with a recycle-able plastic bottle is the best example of it.
A common plastic bottle which is none other than garbage for some people can give an artist motivation to generate a really exceptional work of art.
Things you need to recycle plastic bottles into a broom
– 20 plastic soft drink bottles
Get a plastic soft drink bottle and remove the company’s label on it. You can use an awl for this purpose or wet the label and remove it with your finger tips.
Place the bottle on a smooth surface, hold it tight with one hand, and use the same awl or cutter to cut its bottom.
Now, take a medium sharp scissor and cut the plastic bottle in to strips up to the rounded area below the neck of the bottle, keeping the strips just about 0.5 cm.
At this time, cut off the neck of the plastic bottle with the scissor.
Repeat step 1, 2, 3, and 4 with rest of the plastic bottles. However, do not cut the neck of any one bottle to use it as a base for broom handle.
Now, grab the plastic bottle with neck and fit the strips bottles into it, one by one. The bottleneck will form the base of the broom.
Take another plastic bottle, cut its top, and fit it over the base of your broom.
Grab an awl and drill two equal holes in the bottles over the base of the broom.
Carefully insert the wire all the way through the layers of the plastic bottles.
Pull the wire to the other side of the bottles and twirl its ends tightly to fasten it well.
Insert the broomstick into the opening of the neck of plastic bottle.