Bench for storing trifles

Tell me, dear readers, have you thought about throwing plastic bottles from under the lemonade into the bin that you throw not only money with your own hand, but also wonderful material that could add comfort and order to your house? “Yes, well,” you say, “only to accumulate rubbish!” And you will be wrong. In addition to its direct purpose - the storage and transportation of all kinds of liquids, they are easily transformed into all kinds of useful things in the household. For example, in cans for storing cereals, cosmetic bags, bags, vases, coasters, jewelry, various furniture. They build houses and boats from them, they are very widely used in decoration. Today I suggest you create a small banquette for the corridor zone or a nursery and at the same time a functional box for storing small items (toys, bolts, threads, etc.). To make such multifunctional furniture is within the power of everyone. Will we try?

Materials and tools:
1. Plastic cylinders - 7 pieces
2. Adhesive tape wide
3. Small pieces of plastic panels (or thick cardboard) - 2 pieces
4. Cloth - about half a meter
5. Any yarn
6. Thread and needle
7. Scissors
8. Cutter
9. Elastic band for money
10. Marker
11. Soldering iron
12. Hook
13. Ruler
14. Sintepon - 20 cm.
15. Glue (Moment, Titanium)

To begin, we wash all the bottles from the labels and glue residue. To do this, soak them for an hour in the bathroom, and then use any cleaning powder to wash them. Wait for the bottles to dry and get to work.

Using a ruler and marker, mark the desired height (I have 24 centimeters). Put a rubber band on the bottle for money and, once again checking the height around the entire circumference, carefully draw a line along the rubber band. Why is this necessary? The fact is that all PET bottles are different in shape and if you cut them simply along the top edge, then the tip will not be flat. We need the same cut and height.

Now we take the cutter and first cut off the top of the bottle 0.5 cm above the line, and then carefully cut it along the line with scissors.

We again arm ourselves with an elastic band and draw another line 1 cm below the cut. This will be the level for burning holes.

Using a soldering iron, or a candle heated by a candle, or an awl, we make holes along the drawn line at a distance of half a centimeter from each other. Please note that the holes must be large enough to allow the hook of your choice to pass through them.

Getting to tying the top. You can use this option or sheathe the top with a strip of fabric. How it will be easier and more convenient for you.

We proceed to fasten the bottles together. We wrap a couple of cylinders with tape, first from below, then from above. When wrapping, make sure that they are fastened firmly, but do not deform.

We got 2 pairs of bottles and 1 triple. We fasten them together. One by one.
Using a needle and thread, we sew the upper part of the bottles together, thereby removing gaps and holes.

We take trimmings of plastic panels (or cardboard) and circle the bottom of our box. Remember to make a small allowance. Bring the resulting outline to the shape of a circle. Using a torch, carefully cut.

The cut on the bottom and the cover must also be secured with tape.
Glue the bottles to the bottom.

We lay out a small piece of padding polyester on the lid and, without much pressing, glue it.

While the glue dries, we sew the padded stool. To do this, we will cut out from any fabric a strip equal to the volume of the ottoman and 3 circles along the diameter of the bottom and cover. Do not forget about seam allowances and panel height. Sew on a typewriter or manually, first closing the strip in a circle, and then we grind the resulting part to the circle. We turn it out, put it on our bottles and carefully sew the resulting cover to the upper strapping.

For the lid, we sew only half the parts, turn them out, put them on the base with synthetic winterizer and manually sew them to the end.

We sew fasteners for the lid from a small rectangle of fabric and use it to connect the lower part and the upper.

We cut off about half a meter of the satin ribbon and, folding it in half, sew to the lid - these will be ties so that the lid is closed and does not open when it pleases. Another piece of tape (5 - 7 cm.) Is sewn with a ring to the bottom of the product. We put the ribbon in the ring, tie a bow and ... voila.
You can decorate it to your liking, or you can leave it as it is. It can withstand the weight of an adult, and if you attach pens to it, it becomes portable and simply not replaceable in the household.
The bench is ready.