5 Fun Ways to Reuse Shampoo and Lotion Bottles

The plastic bottles used to package common bathroom products like shampoo, lotion and body wash are indeed recyclable. But if you’re looking for a creative way to repurpose them first, there are loads of options to choose from.

Stuck for ideas? Check out these five inventive craft projects that transform the humble plastic bottle into everything from useful storage to home décor.

Photo: Ashely Johnston/Make It & Love It
Photo: Ashley Johnston/Make It & Love It

1. Cell phone charging caddy

Make It & Love It blogger Ashley Johnston was sick of tripping over obnoxious wires while she and her husband charged their smartphones, so she came up with this ingenious solution.

Created from an upcycled lotion bottle, this convenient caddy makes it easy to charge your phone at any outlet without leaving a trail of wire across the floor.

Not one to let her functional caddy go undecorated, Johnston used a simple technique to attach a piece of scrap fabric for a pop of color. How clever!

For step-by-step instructions on how to make it yourself, head to Make It & Love It.

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