This year I'm finally going to attempt to make a ton of plastic bottle flowers to use in my Succah, and there are so many creative uses for these flowers I can't wait to see what the outcome will be! I'm imagining a plastic bottle flower garden of sorts, but of course time will tell! I have a hard time getting inspired to make decorations until the Succah is actually assembled, but the Succah of my dreams certainly can't be made in a night, so for my sake and yours, lets get started! Or at the least don't forget to save the plastic bottles from your Rosh HaShana festivities, and while you're at it, ask a few neighbors to save some bottles too, you can't have too many!
Cut your bottle into thirds, according to the photo here. Save the middle section for future projects, or to make really large flowers, omit the middle section all together and just cut off the bottom. Make flowers from the top and bottom sections according to the lines I've drawn on the bottles. Don't draw lines yourself, this is just for instructional purposes!
And if by any chance you become obsessed with the idea of making for example a curtain from plastic bottle flowers, rest assured the bottoms stack very nicely! And whether you ever actually get around to making that curtain since the reality is, it just doesn't really match your decor, and it's a huge project, you'll have lots of little flowers on hand for other occassions! Flowers like these can be painted with spray paint and strung vertically or horizontally with fish line, just for starters that is, there are so many ways one could use these, right?
And I'll be posting a simple plastic bottle flower ornament tomorrow, so do stop by!