Have you got an overabundance of empty bleach bottles in your laundry room? It’s hard to know what to do with them once you’ve scrubbed and cleaned your way through the bleach. Fortunately, there are plenty of uses for empty bottles, from simple and utilitarian to cutesy and kid-friendly. Whether you’re looking for merely functional projects or crafts and home decor, here’s a complete list of things you can make. Reuse your bottles in style with our 20 clever ways to recycle bleach bottles!
Portable Paint Tray – Martha Stewart: With a few clever cuts and some stacking together, you can create custom, portable paint canisters that are perfect when you need to climb up the ladder!
Multi-purpose Scoop – Graham56 on Instructables: All you need is a scissors for this recycled idea; simply cut part of the container away, leaving the handle behind, to make a useful scoop for everything from kitty litter to ice melt.
Hair Dryer Caddy – Hometalk: If you’ve got limited drawer space in your bathroom, chances are the counter is a tangled mess of cords! Create a hair dryer caddy from a bleach bottle and hang it in the cabinet. Instant organization with just a few very basic steps!
Berry Picking Basket – Blue Viola Farm: A bleach bottle is perfect for creating light weight berry picking baskets! The photo instructions are clear and easy to follow to create some simple baskets you can use out in the garden.
Birdfeeder – Indiana Ivy Nature Photography: Here’s a super cute way to re-use an old bottle; cut some strategic holes and start feeding the neighborhood birds!
Pig Planter – Cut Out and Keep: Looking for a cute way to display your plants, indoors or out? Create a pig planter! A bleach bottle is the perfect shape, all you need to do is some cutting and painting!
Crocheted Bleach Bottle Bag – Examiner: This is a clever way to create a sturdy, hard-bottomed tote! Cut a bleach bottle apart, punch some holes and start crocheting! The tutorial includes a crochet pattern.
Woven Bleach Bottle Basket – Creative Jewish Mom: Bleach bottle baskets aren’t really a new idea, but here’s a fun new way to fancy them up! Cut slits and slip yarn around for a woven basket look!
Fruit Basket – OhOh Blog: Here’s another idea for a basket! Create a slipcover for the bottom of your bleach bottle out of felt! It looks so chic you could use it just about anywhere in your home!
Recycled Caddy – Decoracao e Invencao: This caddy is oh, so clever! Cut the bottle into a square for the bottom of the caddy, and create long, skinny handles. Decorate with ribbons and beads. You could use this caddy for tons of different storage needs!