How to Make Cute Plastic Bottle Earrings Out of an Old Sauce Bottle

Vanessa Dixon
by Vanessa Dixon
7 Materials
30 Minutes

Rather than throwing away your old and used sauce bottles, you can actually upcycle them into cool plastic bottle earrings! If you want to learn how to make earrings from plastic bottles, I’ll show you all the tips and tricks. Let's get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Earring hooks
  • Jump rings
  • Pointed-end tool
  • Old sauce bottle
  • Scissors
  • Small pliers
  • Ruler
Sauce bottle before the DIY

Cutting the plastic sauce bottle

1. Start cutting

Cut a 3-inch wide piece from your sauce bottle. 

Removing the label from the bottle using water

Tip: Make sure to remove the label of the sauce bottle first- I simply soaked mine in hot water for 5-10 minutes to easily remove the label. 

Cutting thin strips out of the plastic

Next, cut 6 thin strips from the piece of plastic you just cut. I didn’t have a ruler with me, so I guessed the measurements as I was cutting. Mine measured 4mm (0.15 inches) wide and 7.5cm (2.95 inches) long. 

How to make earrings from plastic bottles

2. Adjust the sizes

Once you have cut 6 strips, go ahead and adjust the sizes for the loops.

Measuring the DIY plastic bottle earrings

Here are my measurements:

  • Keep two strips at 7.5cm (2.95 inches) long
  • Cut 2 strips at 6cm (2.36 inches) long
  • Cut the two remaining strips to 4.5cm (1.77 inches) long
Piercing holes in the DIY plastic earrings

3. Make holes

Next, using a tool with a sharp point, go ahead and pierce through each strip’s short ends. Make the holes approximately 2mm (0.08 inches) from the edge of the strips. You can also use an awl, but please be careful with this step. 

Attaching the jump rings

4. Attach the earring fastenings

To make one earring, open up your jump ring with a set of pliers.

Looping the pieces through the jump rings

Then, take your shortest plastic strip (4.5cm or (1.77 inches) ) Through the jump ring, so it forms a loop, as shown. 

Assembling the DIY plastic bottle earrings

Then, attach the 6cm (2.36 inches) strip, and lastly, the 7.5cm (2.95 inches) strip. This is what it should look like. 

Adding earring hooks to the jump rings

Add the earring hook and close up the jump ring. 

How to make plastic bottle earrings

Repeat the whole process for the second DIY plastic bottle earring. 

Red plastic bottle earrings

DIY plastic bottle earrings

Plastic bottle earrings tutorial

So, that is how you make your very own plastic bottle earrings! It’s such a great way to reduce the amount of waste by repurposing some plastic.

Thanks for joining me on this DIY plastic earrings tutorial. Have fun! 

Suggested materials:
  • Earring hooks
  • Jump rings
  • Pointed-end tool
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