Monday, 29 October 2012

Money box from a plastic bottle - great upcycling idea

money box plastic bottle upcycle muslim blog
 
Here is a tutorial on how I made some money boxes from used plastic bottles. I actually prepared the bottles but the decoration was actually done by my 10 year old daughter.
 
My daughter just raided the scrap fabric bin and printed off some designs on the printer to make these lovely money boxes, so this was a very inexpensive project.
 
money box plastic bottle upcycle muslim blog
 
Requirements:
 
Plastic bottle and lid
Printed pictures
Ribbon / Lace
Glue / Double sided tape
Knife / Scissors
 
Instructions:
 
Step 1: Remove all labels and clean the bottle.
Step 2: Puncture a hole into the lid (I used a knife but you must be very careful this can be dangerous!) I used a screwdriver to make the hole wide enough for coins.
Step 3: Decorate your bottle. New labels added using double sided tape. Ribbon was glued around the neck of the bottle.
 
 
Below is another money box that my daughter decorated. This really is an easy project that the children can join in with. As long as the hole in the lid is done by an adult the rest of the money box can be decorated by the children.
 
money box plastic bottle upcycle muslim blog
 
 

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18 comments:

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    1. Thank you - you need to make sure you find a bottle with a wide neck lid for this to be easier.

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  2. Asalamu alaikum, jazakAllah khair for sharing so kind of you, interesant, learn what happens 'After Hajj'

    Take Care.

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    1. Waalaikum salam, my daughter enjoyed making these money boxes - so easy to do!

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  3. Great idea! Actually I was looking for something like this - You must have read my mind.
    Xoxo

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    1. So glad you like it - Try to make sure you find bottles with wide necks or lids so that the coins fit in easy!

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  4. I love it Karima, such a great idea! I'm good like this, I always recicle my pretty empty food bottles. I even used for my vanilla, a cute bottle with a pick..it was from my grand's caugh medicine, lol..Thank you for your nice visit. Big Hugs,
    FABBY

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    1. I sooo love recycling / upcycling things and love finding new ideas!

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  5. masha`allah great ideas ... my daughters will love this

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    1. My eldest daughter loved doing this - kept her out of mischief for a while too!

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    1. Glad you like it - so easy and cheap!

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  7. Your daughter is so creative - just like her mama! Thanks for linking on Busy Monday!

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    1. Thank you - she does love doing her crafts!

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  8. As-salaamu'alaykum Karima,
    great idea, and it turned out awesome!
    xx

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    1. waalaikum salam , glad you like the idea

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  9. Sallam!
    Masha'Allah! your ideas and blog is really awesome... i like your creativity.
    Best wishes.

    please do a visit to my blog.
    http://craft360.blogspot.com/

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    1. waalaikum salam - glad you like my blog. Just been by your blog too - very nice!

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