Creating your own DIY trophy from plastic bottles is an innovative, cost-effective, and eco-friendly approach to celebrating victories and achievements. This easy DIY project allows you to repurpose everyday items, infusing them with creativity and personal touches. Despite its humble origins, this DIY project can hold great sentimental value and act as a symbol of appreciation. Making it an ideal project for crafting with children, conducting competitions, or simply as an exciting weekend activity. Plus, it is a wonderful method to promote recycling and teach the young generation about environmental responsibility.
- Pepsi Bottle
- Sprite Bottle
- Foam Sheet
- Crafting Blade
- Spray Paint
Step 1: Preparing the Sprite Bottle
Find an empty half-liter Sprite bottle. Carefully remove its label to prepare for the project.
Cutting the Sprite bottle:
You need an empty, half-liter Pepsi bottle for this step. Locate one and ensure it’s clean. Then, carefully peel off the sticker from the bottle’s surface. This step ensures a clean canvas for your DIY trophy project.
Getting the Pepsi bottle:
Next, an empty half-liter Pepsi bottle is needed. Like the Sprite bottle, remove the sticker to prepare it.
Cutting the Pepsi bottle:
Obtain a sharp cutting tool, like a pair of scissors or a craft knife. You’ll need to make two precise cuts on the Pepsi bottle. The first cut should be made just below the cap ring—the ridge where the bottle cap screws onto. The second cut should be made where the bottle begins to curve towards its main body. Be careful to keep the cuts clean and even for the best results.
Attaching the two pieces:
Now, take both cut pieces from the Sprite and Pepsi bottles. Align them top-to-top, forming an initial structure of the trophy. And secure them by using the hot glue.
Cutting the handles from foam:
Take a sheet of foam. Using a ballpoint pen, outline the shape of the trophy handles and then cut them out.
Gluing the handles:
Grab some hot glue and adhere the foam handles to each side of your trophy base.
Painting the Trophy:
After putting the trophy together, spray paint it in your chosen shade. Silver is often used, but you can be as creative as you want. Make sure to use even strokes for a flawless finish.
Now it’s time to add personality to your trophy. Customize it with colorful ribbons or tags for a festive touch. You could also write the winner’s name or a motivational quote to make it truly one-of-a-kind.