Of such a waste material, like plastic bottles, create various interesting crafts: toys, artificial flowers, sculptures and even flower beds . And from plastic bottles you can make an ottoman - a small stool, lined with a soft cloth or braided with newspaper tubes, to get a version of wicker furniture made by yourself . Padded stools are very popular among children, because they sit uncomfortably on large chairs and stools, and puffs are the perfect kind of furniture for babies. We bring to your attention a master class for the manufacture of original bottles from bottles.
How to make an ottoman from bottles?
- So, let's start making puffins from plastic bottles with our own hands. To begin with, you need to select the correct amount of the same container. For puff, which is depicted in the photo, it took 18 pieces. The bottles are installed in pairs in such a way: one bottle cuts the neck, and the second is inserted into it with a cork down. Tightly wrap all the bottles with adhesive tape, attaching them together. Cut from the plywood two circles according to the size of the future seat puff. Mark and drill small holes along the edge - we need them for further weaving.
- Attach the padding circles with the help of self-tapping screws.
- Wrap the entire structure with a thick cardboard. The best way for this purpose is a corrugated cardboard from a large box. Strengthen it in the future padded stool with a wide scotch.
- Before you begin to braid the ottoman, take care of its upper part - cut out the foam rubber circle around the size of the plywood and wrap it with a soft cloth. It should be chosen in such a way that the coloring of the ottoman harmonizes with the rest of the furniture and the furnishings of your living room. Use a fabric that will be strong and not very branded (for example, corduroy).
- The next step is directly weaving. It is convenient to use for this long tubes, twisted from newspapers. Usually they wind on a spoke, paste and dry. You can use unpainted tubes, and then completely paint the finished product. In the process of working on the longitudinal tubes inserted into the holes of the plywood bottom, cross tubes are twisted (intertwined). In principle, instead of them you can use a thick thread, a vine, etc. But, since we make an ottoman from bottles with our own hands, it is the newspaper weaving that will look more harmoniously here.
- This is how the ottoman looks, wrapped in newspaper tubes to the end. On the top and bottom lay a braided band around the circle. On the sides of the product, you can pripleti handle, for which it will be convenient to transfer from place to place. When this work is finished, we will color our ottoman in beige color, and individual details (upper and lower harnesses and handles) will be emphasized by a darker, brown hue. You can take acrylic or use white water-based paint, mixing it with the appropriate pigment.
- This is how the weaving of the bundle looks like a close-up (the so-called pigtail). It's done quite simply. Take two long newspaper tubes (to make it easier, better to take a multi-colored) and bend one of them in half, and put the other in the resulting fold. They should be at an angle of approximately 60 ° relative to each other. Now braid the first (light) tube around the dark, making the weaving from ourselves. Bend one end of the dark tube to the left, and the second - to the right, and thread it under a light tube. Then light (it is on the right) bend to the left, and its other end - to the right and under the dark tube. The description of such a weaving looks a little cumbersome, but in reality it's just a few repetitive movements that are easy to remember.
- The ring fuses much easier: bend into a ring a thick wire and just wrap it with a long newspaper bundle in a spiral, pasted in several places.
Such an unusual craft, like an ottoman, can also be made from plastic bottles as a gift to mom or grandmother. Pleasure your loved ones with the result of your work!