With Succot crafting just around the corner, after the Rosh HaShana crafting, it's time to start saving those plastic bottles so you'll have some of the basics on hand for some exciting DIY Recycled Bottle succah decor.
I'd recommend starting to cut those bottles as you save them, to be one step ahead of the game, and to possibly save just a bit of space. I will be doing crafts with three different sections of soda bottles labeled in the diagram above. And if you really want to go all out, you'll need many more tops and bottoms than middle sections. The bottom section (#1 in the diagram) is very easy to save in stacks, and the top section also stacks somewhat. That middle section is a bit bothersome, but hey, it's just until Succos!
How To: Squeeze the bottle slightly with one hand and make a cut with a sharp knife in the other hand, cutting on one of the lines I've drawn for you. You can finish cutting with the knife, or hand off the bottles to kids to finish cutting with sharp scissors. That's it, more to come soon!