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Using Recycled Plastic Bottles For a DIY Parking Canopy

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Designer Garth Britzman has a thing for plastic bottles. He’s recycling the bottles in a rather creative way. He partially fills them with colored liquid and then ties them together to create this stunning topographical shade canopy for a vehicle in his home town — Lincoln, in Nebraska.

Garth, an active user on Behance, has named his installation (Pop)Culture. He says that the whole idea behind his installation, is all about coming up with more creative alternatives to recycling and reusing materials.

Aesthetically the canopy looks a lot like a blanket of different colored daisies. It is supported on a regular carport frame which can be easily bought from any DIY center.

VIEW IN GALLERYParking canopy with recycled bottles

VIEW IN GALLERYParking canopy with recycled plastic bottles

For a more detailed process, head over to Instructables and get the step by step guide. What you’ll need is:

  • 1,581 soda bottles
  • washers
  • masons line 1000+ yards
  • hot glue
  • masking tape
  • wood 4×4 and 2×6
  • wood screws
  • brackets
  • food coloring
  • water
  • outdoor paint
  • basic tools
    and many volunteers!!

Are you going to try this yourself?