How to upcycle plastic bottles to create a corn on the cob DIY
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How to upcycle plastic bottles to create a corn on the cob DIY


Friends, I am so thrilled to share with you how to upcycle plastic bottles to create a corn on the cob DIY.  Today, we are going green with our fall décor; instead of throwing away those plastic water bottles, let’s make an upcycled craft out of them!  This budget friendly DIY is the perfect addition to enhance your fall décor.  These corn on the cob DIYs could also be used to make a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape!  


Materials needed: 

  • Empty water bottle 
  • coffee dyed flour sack (you can find these at Walmart) 
  • Green material (check thrift stores and yard-sales)
  • twine 
  • brown paper tag 
  • Spanish Moss 
  • hot glue gun & glue sticks 


How to: 

Step 1:  Take a plastic water bottle, peel off the label, and wrap a  coffee dyed  flour sack  around the bottle.  Use a hot glue gun to hot glue the fabric to the bottle.  Be sure to leave some excess fabric at the top of the bottle, as that will serve as the stalk.  I recommend leaving just enough fabric to cover the bottom of the water bottle, and then leaving about 1-2  inches at the top of the bottle for the stalk.  Once fabric is glued to the bottle, trim away any excess.  


Step 2:  Cut out corn husk shapes using a piece of lighter green material/fabric.  I used a piece of green fabric I had in my craft stockpile, but you could simply go to a craft store, or thrift store, and get a piece of green material.  The material I used for this was a bit on the thicker side.  You will need enough material to cut out 3 long triangular corn husk patterns.  

Step 3:  Take your 3 cut pieces of green material, and hot glue them to the back of the corn on the cob/bottle in layers to add depth and look like real corn on the cob.  Be sure to not cover up the front of the corn on the cob.  As you are doing this in layers, you may need to trim away some excess green material, or fold it over and hot glue it to add some depth to the layers.  

Step 4:  Hot glue any excess fabric at the bottom of the corn on the cob/bottle down, so it does not stick out.  

Step 5:  Look at the top of your corn on the cob/bottle and pull the green pieces of fabric down so it resembles a real corn on the cob.  You may need to use scissors to trim away any excess fabric from the top.  Do this to your liking.  

Step 6:  Stuff some raffia into the top of your corn on the cob to look like the husk.  Be sure to have some raffia sticking out of the top, and then tie a piece of jute around the top of the bottle/corn on the cob to hold everything together.  

Step 7:  Using tags I already had, you could buy some of these from Walmart or any craft store, take a sharpie and write “HARVEST” on the tag.  Using a piece of jute, bow tie the tag onto the corn on the cob around the top.

Step 8:  Take some Spanish Moss and hot glue it to the bottom of the corn on the cob.  Also, hot glue some Spanish Moss along the sides of the corn on the cub, right up against the green layers of fabric so it looks like the hairs on a corn on the cob.  Trim away any excess Spanish Moss and enjoy! 



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Wondering how to create more fun upcyle DIY crafts? Check these fun projects out! 

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If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube  



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