Knitting and Weaving Plastic Pop Bottles Crafts
Plastic pop bottles can be used as knitting and weaving looms. To use a pop bottle as a knitting loom, cut off the top and bottom off the bottle. Using a piece of paper, make a template. The template will be used to draw the pegs of the weaving loom along the top of the plastic bottle. On the paper, draw hash marks every ½ an inch. Cut out every other section, making it ¾ of an inch deep. Use the paper template to trace the pegs onto the plastic pop bottle. Using scissors, or a sharp knife, cut the notches out of the top of the plastic bottle to make the knitting loom.
To use a plastic pop bottle as a weaving loom, tie a very long piece of yarn around the top of a whole plastic bottle. The width of the bottle will determine the circumference of the finish weaving. Leave the ends of the yarn hanging. Cut 23 lengths of yarn that are 2 feet long. Fold these in half and feed the center loop up through the yarn tied around the bottle. Feed the ends through the loop to attach them to the yarn. Do this with each one, as there are 24 sections of yarn hanging from the top of the bottle. Weave yarn through each of these yarns, under, over, under, over, etc. until the weave is finished.
Another way to use plastic pop bottles in weaving crafts is to weave the bottle itself. Cut the bottle into long plastic strips and weave them into coasters, baskets, or small boxes.