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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wacky Wednesday #88—Plastic Bottles



Today’s outfit of the day definitely involves strange accessories—even stranger than some of my other Wacky Wednesdays. Some WWs have a colorful look or have sparkly aspects. This one is much less colorful and sparkly than some. But I’m taking a break from the sparkly to explore the untapped potential of plastic bottles as accessories.

Pro: they’re very lightweight to wear.
Con: I look like I fell into a recycling can.
Pro: the scrunched-up surfaces of the bottles makes for a lot of visual texture and variety.
Con: empty water bottles make me thirsty.
Pro: this outfit will be entirely recyclable when I’m finished with it and won’t add to my clutter.
Con: my art pile clutter is at such a state that a few extra bottles won’t tip the scales.
I broke down and added a little bit of water (dyed with food coloring) to some of the bottles for a pop of color. Turns out I am not good at wearing clear, uncolorful accessories and I had to remedy the lack of color.
This week’s accessories fit with a theme I often visit: taking something from everyday life--something most people don’t think of as beautiful or interesting—and giving it a chance to be in the spotlight.
To a lesser degree, I’m also promoting recycling, which is something I do on a daily basis. Recycling isn’t necessarily limited to plastic bottles and aluminum cans. It could mean cutting up an old sweater and turning it into a capelet and giving it new life. But I’m not here to preach (a lot) so let’s get back to the wackiness and just enjoy the fun of turning something forgettable into something unforgettable.

And don’t forget the sunglasses…


I’m not quite at the point of plastic bottle underpants but if anyone out there develops some, let me know!

10 comments:

  1. So much fun and SO creative! Maybe this will start a new trend in accessories!!

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    1. Hi Debby, thank you! Glad you liked it...

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  2. Too cute, Sar. What would you do with beer bottles?

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  3. I love how your post coincided with today's blue recycle bin pick up! A while back, at The New Children's Museum, they slit plastic water bottles (lengthwise) into 8 pieces,leaving the top portion intact. These strips were then heated and twisted into wonderful tentacles of a water bottle octopus you can hang from the ceiling! This project is so YOU! One more- I was in a fancy furniture store and they had a wooden dowel with looped zip ties hanging off of it. They were all linked together into long chains creating a beautiful, elegant room divider or wall hanging. House proud, house proud, people!

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    1. Jen, thanks for sharing these ideas. I want to see the ocotopodi!

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  4. I hope you wore this on Earth Day! Love the pop of color. 💖

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    1. Hi, Kim! I was out of town on Earth Day, but yes, this is fitting. (Coincidental timing, if I am being truthful.) But thanks for the association!

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  5. I am now obsessing about how to make comfortable plastic bottle underpants...

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    1. Spring. I was hoping you'd say that...

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