Chairs are always needed and this one can be used indoors and outdoors. This chair is very easy to make and is a cheap alternative. The materials used are things that can be found around the house. Now let's get building!


Step 1: Collect All of the Materials and Tools

List of Materials needed

  1. 38- 2 liter plastic bottles
  2. 1 roll of duct tape or tape
  3. Foam
  4. Fabric
  5. Thread
  6. Cardboard

List of Tools needed

  1. Scissors
  2. Needle or Sewing Machine
  3. Ruler
  4. Marker

Step 2: Cutting the Bottles and Forming the Pairs

Materials and tools for this step

  1. Scissors
  2. 38- 2 liter plastic bottles
  3. Ruler

For this step, you will be needing the scissors. For an easy cut, poke a hole (a little above the label as shown in the picture above) with the scissors first and then start cutting around in a circle. Discard the top of the bottles they will not be needed.

To form a pair, stick a bottle with no cuts into the already cut bottle(as shown in the picture above). This forms one pair. Use the ruler to see how tall you want your chair to be, so you can see how far you want to put in the second bottle. In my chair, I measured the height to be 22 inches. The chair requires 19 pairs, hence, the 38 bottles. Form the rest of the 19 pairs.

Step 3: Creating the Base

Materials and tools for this step:

  1. Scissors
  2. Duct tape or tape
  3. 19 pairs of bottles

Start by taking 7 pairs from the pile. Put one pair in the middle and six around it to form the hexagonal shape (as shown in the picture above). Then use the duct tape around the hexagon shape; this will help the middle hold shape. When you are done with that, use the rest of the bottles and put them around the middle to form a larger hexagon (as shown in the picture above). Now you are done with the bulk of the chair.

Step 4: Adding the Cardboard and Foam

Materials and tools for this step:

  1. Foam
  2. Cardboard
  3. Marker
  4. Scissors
  5. Duct tape or tape

Put the cardboard on the table and then put the hexagon shape on top of the cardboard. Then, use the marker and trace around the hexagon. Use the scissors and cut the shape out of the cardboard. Use this cardboard as a template to cut out one more cardboard hexagon and one foam hexagon(as shown in the picture above). Put one piece of cardboard on the top and the bottom. Use the duct tape to tape the cardboard(one on top and bottom) to the bottles(as shown in the picture above). The use duct tape and tape the foam to the top of the cardboard(it does not matter what side, your choice).

Step 5: Sewing the Fabric

Materials and tools for this step:

  1. Needle or Sewing Machine
  2. Thread
  3. Fabric
  4. Marker

Put your chair on top of the fabric and cut out two hexagon shapes(same as the cardboard). This will be used to cover the top and bottom. Then measure the circumference of the hexagon and add a foot(the extra foot is to close the seam and have extra in case we fall short of the length), which is the length of the fabric needed to wrap around the sides of the chair; the height of the fabric is 2 inches higher, so for me 22in+2in=24in. Use the sewing machine and sew the hexagon to the length and the other hexagon to the bottom of the length. Use the needle to close up any gaps.

Step 6: Sit

Now Your Done!!! Just enjoy your chair!



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    4 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Oh, this reminds me of a little stool that my Grandma Lila made of cans and covered with a hooked (rug) piece she made to cover it. Me and my siblings all loved this thing. Now we are in our 50's and my sister still has it!


    2 years ago



    2 years ago

    This is a GREAT idea!!!!


    2 years ago

    This looks really nice! You wouldn't be able to tell it was made from bottles :)