Cherry Blossom Art from a Recycled Soda Bottle
Pink blossoms will soon appear on trees, and the National Cherry Blossom Festival starts on March 20. In 1912 the city of Tokyo, Japan, gave Washington, D.C., a beautiful gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees. This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of that gift.
Make cherry blossom artwork with a recycled 2-liter soda bottle as a stamp! Here are the detailed instructions.
Start by using dark paint to paint a branch on poster board. Branches are easy to paint. If you can’t paint in a straight line, it looks even better.
I cut this piece of poster board in half lengthwise because I want it to look more like an art panel than a poster.
Once the branch is painted, let it dry before continuing with the stamping.
Now let’s do the stamping. Pour some paint on a paper plate and dip the plastic bottle.
The bottom of 2-liter soda bottle has five points like the five petals of a cherry blossom.
Press the plastic bottle on the poster board, then lift up. Dip the bottle in more paint each time you repeat the stamp. This is really fun, add as many blossoms as you want.
Recycled Bottle Broom
Solar Bottle Bulb
If you don’t have electricity or live in a home with no windows, it’s going to be dark inside, even during a sunny day. Luckily, a bottled liter of water with some bleach can provide approximately 55-60 watts of light from the sun. This simple idea has helped many dwellers in the light-deprived slums of the Philippines. “A Liter of Light” is a sustainable lighting project by Illac Diaz which aims to bring the eco-friendly Solar Bottle Light to disprivileged communities worldwide.