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Turn Plastic Soda Bottles into Luminaries

In celebration of Earth Day, I thought it would be nice to include a crafty way of recycling all of those 2 liter soda bottles... (NC)—Instead of throwing away plastic soda bottles, repurpose them to make luminaries for all kinds of occasions, from glittery summer gatherings to Halloween socials. To do so: Peel the labels from empty plastic soda bottles. Use adhesive remover and a paper towel to remove any residue. Wash the soda bottles thoroughly and let them dry completely. Using a utility knife or scissors, carefully cut off top of each bottle. But how to start the first cut? Yahoo Answers “best answer” recommends heating a screwdriver on the gas and melting a hole which you then cut with a pair of good scissors. Next, cut a half-circle out of the back, near the bottom. (This will make it easier to add the sand and the candle later.) Draw desired shapes on the sticky-backed, removable adhesive paper and cut them out. Adhere the shapes to the soda bottles, being careful to fi