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What You Need

  • plastic bottle (size doesn’t matter)
  • scissors
  • string

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Step 1: Cut Bottom

Using sharp scissors, cut the bottom off of the plastic bottle. Make sure you have mostly clean edges that aren’t sharp.
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Step 2: Cut Slits in Bottle

Cut approximately half inch slits ¬†up to the crease of the plastic bottle. There is no wrong/right way of cutting the slits. It’s your choice of how many swirls you’d like on your suncatcher. The smaller the slits, the more swirls you will have. recycled plastic bottle, plastic bottle suncatcher, step 3 suncatcher, diy recycled suncatcher

Step 3: Fold Swirls

Take the end of a plastic strip and bend it towards the neck of the bottle. It should be outwards, not inwards. Roll 4-6 times and apply pressure while folding. Once you have reached the end of the slit, release and allow to unravel to the swirl.
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Step 4: Tie String

Tie the string around the neck of the bottle for hanging. You can also use wire, yarn, or floss. recycled plastic bottle, plastic bottle suncatcher, suncatcher, step 5 suncatcher

Step 5: Hang in Tree

Hang your suncatcher in a tree at least above eye level. Watch it twirl in the wind and reflect the suns rays! It is really pretty to watch from below, so the higher, the better.