Plastic Bottles Turned Lovely Light Fixtures


Cola 30 Ceiling Pendant
















They might not look like it now, but all of these lamp shades began their existence as plastic drinking bottles. Eco-designer Sarah Turner is the talent behind them. Thirty 500 ml are used to make Cola 30, pictured above. The Lily lamps are constructed of 2-liter drink bottles. (Sprite, to be specific.)   

Lily 9 Green Table LampLily 9 Green Top View

And this is the rather retro Daisy Lamp, again made of 2-liter drinking bottles. (For some reason, I had to keep reminding myself that as I perused Sarah’s portfolio. Continue Reading

How to Make a Plastic Bottle Chandelier – for 20 Bucks

I find this plastic bottle chandelier interesting, in an inelegant yet cheeky yet environmentally friendly kind of way. And for 20 bucks, why not give it a try?

All you need:

  • a strand of icicle-style Christmas lights with 100 bulbs
  • a leather bracelet a-la 90’s rocker style (although my suggestion would be a couple of white zip ties)
  • 2 ceiling hooks, like they use for hanging plants
  • 10 1-liter plastic soda or juice bottles
  • an X-acto knife or a very sharp bread knife

All you do:

Cut the bottom 1/3 off the bottles with the X-acto knife, then remove the bottle’s lids and discard.  Continue Reading