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2 Creative Ways To Recycle Plastic Bottles

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2 façons créatives de recycler des bouteilles en plastique

13/02/2017 – Today I offer you 2 easy and quick solutions to organize tools in your studio and reduce waste. Horizontal or vertical, you will see that the use of the plastic bottle will make sense at the end of this article.



Find all the products on GreatArt Online or in the art supply shop in London Shoreditch.

NOTICE: Small plastic bottles are stiffer than larger ones, so they are less likely to collapse when they are joined together.



Using the cutter cut off the top of the bottles. You can use scissors to tidy the cut edge. Repeat for all bottles.


Bring the cut bottles together and fix all edges with mini binder clips. It’s important to choose square bottles to make it easier to fix them. Each bottle must be fixed with between 3 or 4 binder clips.

Once the binder clips are in place, remove the 2 handles from each clip.

And voilà, the basic assembly is finished. Now two options are available to us

IDEA number 1: Vertical bottles

With 1 pack of 6 bottles, you can make a nice tool holder to store brushes or pencils and even paint tubes (especially those that are long and narrow).

The result is just below! (Useful for a corner table or on a shelf).

IDEA number 2: Horizontal Bottles

Do you have a nice stock of bottles? Then you can make a great display with bottles stored horizontally.

To hold the display, the bottles must be installed in a rigid framework. Between 2 shelves (in a bookcase or in a cupboard) or in a large box, holding all the bottles together. One of the advantages of the box (plastic or cardboard) is it allows you to transport the display if necessary.

Examples : bookcase shelves, cardboard box or plastic box –

I prefer this solution to the first one because I want to get a wider view of my paint tubes and my markers as well. By putting the tubes horizontally, they do not disappear at the bottom of the bottle and the ink does not collect and separate at the bottom of the marker.

Here is the result in my studio with the solution placed between 2 shelves!

Tips: Paint the tube caps to find colours quickly –



To prevent the weight of the tools from tilting the bottles forward, I recommend adding a row of wedges at the bottom of the display. Wedges can be made from wood, thick folded cardboard or polystyrene (as in the picture below).

They allow everything to be tilted slightly backwards. It has to be firmly embedded between 2 shelves or in the box.

Example with polystyrene wedges –


Do not throw away the handles from the binder clips, they can still be reused. Put them in a box in the meantime!

DISCLAIMER : cet article est une collaboration sponsorisée. Je fais partie des artistes référents qui utilisent le matériel proposé par Le Géant Des Beaux-Arts – France et GreatArt – United Kingdom. Vous venez de lire mon article issu de cette collaboration. Au risque de me répéter, sachez que j’apprécie les marques distribuées par ce partenaire depuis des années, et que je suis convaincue de la qualité du matériel destiné aux artistes et aux personnes créatives. Même si cela paraît logique, je précise que je suis LIBRE sur la thématique et le choix des produits mis en avant, LIBRE sur le contenu, LIBRE de donner mon VÉRITABLE avis, et c’est également pour cette raison que ce partenariat est important car je peux donner libre cours à mon imagination et ainsi proposer du contenu frais et de qualité. 

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