Probably, no one can imagine his lifewithout bottles made of plastic. Such containers are accumulating in our homes quite quickly. It sells drinks, dairy products, spirits and much more. In plastic bottles it is very convenient to store liquids, t. such containers have excellent tightness, so do not worry about the liquid spilling over. Another area of application of plastic bottles is the ability to create from them a variety of crafts that are used not only for beauty, but also for practical use. Moreover, crafts made of plastic bottles will last a very long time, because everyone knows that they decompose long enough. Creating articles from plastic bottles, we protect the environment from unnecessary dirt. From plastic containers it is possible to make even rafts, boats, greenhouses, arbours, fences and many other things. To list all types of products that can be made from bottles, there is not enough page. However, today we will only talk about one product - a palm from bottles. This master class will be very useful for those people who live in the private sector or have their own dacha. Many want to extend the summer as long as possible, try to create a summer atmosphere by making a bright palm tree with your own efforts, using plastic bottles. Forever green tree can become an ornament of any site. Moreover, the process for its creation does not require any special tools, materials and skills. Why it is necessary to use plastic bottles for making a palm tree In fact, this material for creating all kinds of products has many advantages over any other possible:
- Plastic bottles are quite resistant to all weather conditions;
- this material is notable for its cheapness and availability;
- with plastic bottles is easy enough to work in;
- the minimum weight of the whole crafts (even the largest palm from this raw material will weigh not more than a few kilograms).
Moreover, in our country there are still no establishedmeasures for the secondary processing of raw materials, and you can easily find the required number of plastic bottles in a short time. Basic rules for the manufacture of palms from plastic bottles Like the tree itself, its models of plastic bottles can take absolutely any form. You can create palm trees with leaves and a barrel of different shapes, however, there are a number of basic details that are used to create absolutely any palm tree:
- plastic bottles used forManufacture of crafts, should be of two colors: green and brown (volume about 1.5 - 2 liters). Of course, there is an opportunity to use and six-liter bottles, but in this case the palm tree will look too big and sloppy. Before proceeding to work, all bottles must be washed and dried. By the way, do not rush to throw out a lot of traffic jams that remain after work. They can decorate the walls of the garage and sheds with original enough, having laid out the original mosaic;
- to create palms from bottles alwaysany basis is used. You can use an iron rod or plywood, if the palm is too small, then the cardboard will do. In choosing the basis you need to build on the future size of the tree and its location;
- in any case, you will definitely need some solid material for attaching individual parts. Suitable wire, cable, etc.
Bottles, as well as other materials to createpalms To produce a palm tree at home, you need to prepare a certain list of tools and materials, plastic bottles it is not limited. All that is needed for work is easily accessible and there is everyone in the house. Although, first and foremost, it is necessary to dwell on the main material - plastic bottles. To make a barrel you will need about 15 plastic bottles of brown color, their volume should be 1.5-2 liters. If we talk about the volume of containers, then here first of all it is necessary to start from the size of the future tree. To prepare the crown, prepare the bottles of green color. Choosing the volume of containers, note that the larger the bottle, the longer and more extensive you will have branches. In the end, the palm tree will be more attractive. For the manufacture of branches for palm trees you need at least 10-15 pieces, although you can do more if you want to get a spectacular result. Before you start, gently wash all bottles from dirt, and clean them from stickers. To do this, you will need hot water, as well as any detergent. Sort the packaging by removing the crushed and broken bottles. Only by observing these rules will you be able to create a bright and beautiful tree that will delight the eyes of those around you with the beauty of your trunk, as well as a lush and beautiful crown. To make the base of the palm, you will definitely need a metal rod. If you do not have one, you can replace it with a wooden rod. Please note that the foundation should be as strong as possible, you should not worry about the reliability of the future crafts. Types of palm from plastic bottles If you decide to build such a beauty on your garden, first you need to determine the appearance of the future palm. It can be manufactured in several ways, which primarily differ in the level of complexity of the work performed. The overall appearance of the tree is approximately the same: a brown trunk and branches made from green bottles. However, the principle of their creation is different. For example, the barrel can be made in two ways: the basis is to use a wooden pillar to which plastic bottoms cut from brown bottles are beaten, or a variant of using a metal rod is possible - bottles with a cut bottom are threaded onto it. Palm branches can also take a variety of forms: fluffy leaves in the form of a fan, or oblong leaves like a trunk. In the first variation, the bottles are cut into separate pieces, which are cut into small fringes and twisted. In the second case, the branches of the bottle are simply threaded one on one, as in the case of the barrel. Step-by-step instructions for creating a palm tree № 1 The first thing you need to prepare a base for a future palm tree. It is best to find a metal base, which will roughly correspond to such dimensions: 40x60 cm, with the thickness of the metal sheet should be no less than 0.5 cm. Two twigs must be welded to it, the length of which is not less than 25 cm. they should wear metal tubes that will match the desired height of future trees. The thickness of the rods should be less than the diameter of the bottles of the bottles used. On top of the metal pipes should be welded about 6-7 small pieces of pipe in the form of a revolver drum, inside of which palm branches will be fastened. Next, you should prepare the requiredthe number of bottles and a thick cable (it should be less than the diameter of the bottleneck), which will serve as a guide and will retain the shape of future leaves. When everything is ready, you can start making palm leaves. With materials that are designed for these purposes, you need to cut the necks and bottoms. However, note that one of the bottles will serve not only as leaves, but it will also be used as the main fastener of the branch. Due to this, the neck of one bottle should be left uncut, while the lid should also remain in place. To make the leaves of the palm, cut the bottles into three or four pieces in the direction from the bottom to the throat, not reaching the end about 2 cm. Give the parts obtained the shape of the petals. Then they need to be cut diagonally from two sides to the fringe, not cutting to the middle about 1.5-2 cm. Example you can see below in the photo. Please note, the more carefully this work is done, the more beautiful the result will be. After completing a lot of such details, string them on the wire - so you will get a big and lush palm branch. If you want, you can do it in another way. Just cut the bottle into a thin fringe, leaving the entire top part (narrow neck). The thinner you cut the container, the more splendid the branches will come out. Now that the crown is ready, go tothe manufacture of the trunk. To do this you will need plastic bottles of brown color. Cut all the bottoms of the bottles straight on the contour. After this, the bottle needs to be cut in such a way that separate segments in the form of bent petals turn out. They will help create the effect of a bumpy trunk, which has a palm tree. Leave the top untouched, and the length itselfcut is ⅔ the entire length of the bottle. Having prepared the necessary quantity of details, simply string them on a metal trunk. You should get it like the illustrations below. After the trunk is formed, you needgo to fastening the palm leaves on the post. Fold the cable branches and fix them in the "revolver drum". The photo that you see below, all clearly demonstrates. You have left to hide the bottom structure of the tree. To do this, bury it in the ground about 50 cm, thus you will attach a general construction of additional stability. Instructions for the creation of palm trees №2 First of allyou need to make a barrel. Cut ⅓ the part of the bottle, counting from the neck. On each of the parts, 8 distinct petals of triangular shape should be cut out. The narrowest part of the neck should be left whole. In order for the trunk to come out scaly, turn all the petals outward. Now, turn to foliage. This variant of a palm tree differs from the past precisely in the form of its leaves. In this case, a fairly wide foliage is obtained. And to make the view more natural, you can combine bottles of yellow and green. First, cut off the bottom of the bottle, and then divide the side wall into three equal parts, not reaching the neck approximately on the finger. Then round off all the parts closer to the neck, and then straighten them out. Now all the parts need to be cut into a fringe, notreaching to the middle about 1 cm. After that, straighten the individual stripes in the following order: one up, one center, one third down. All subsequent work should be done in the same order as in the previous master class. Variant of palm from bottles №3 This variation of the production of palm from plastic bottles is absolutely different from the previous two master classes. The first thing you do is create the crown. To make your tree more fluffy, use 1.5-liter bottles, the main task is to make as many leaves as possible for the palm. In this case, the cable is threaded not by the main part of the bottle, but by its bottom. On each of them, you first need to make a hole using a drill. These holes must match the diameter of the cable. Secure one side of the cable in the lid of the whole bottle, and then put on it all the prepared bottoms. The other end of the cable should be fixed on the base. Now proceed to the formation of the trunk. In this variation, there is also a significant difference. Here it is necessary to use a wooden pole of not very large diameter, on which it is necessary to fill the brown overlapping browns. Thus, the trunk will turn out to be three-dimensional, and the palm tree will look rather original. Now you can see for yourself what the limits areperfection does not exist. Wonderful and original palm trees, made according to the instructions presented above, will help everyone to create bright decorations for personal plots. You can place several trees close to each other, manufactured in different ways. And they can be supplemented with other handicrafts: artificial bananas, coconuts, you can plant a toy monkey or a parrot on a tree.