If you’ve never lived in Texas then you may not realize what a “thing” our bluebonnets are.  They’re kind of a big deal.  For me, they signify the beginning of spring.  For many Texans, it means time to drag everyone…the kids, the dogs, the in-laws, etc….to the biggest bluebonnet patch you can find and take a picture.  As you can see from my experience last year, almost everyone enjoys bluebonnet pictures.

Awesome Crafts to Make with Recycled Plastic Bottles

Since bluebonnets are so treasured in Texas, the folks at Purex decided to make bluebonnet scented laundry detergent, and sell it exclusively at Texas HEB Supermarket stores.  I was kindly invited to sample the product and share my impression.  To be honest, my first thought was “what does a bluebonnet smell like?” In all my years of bluebonnet picture taking, I never stopped to sniff one of the flowers.  Sadly, the bluebonnets are all gone now, so I have to hope that the detergent scent is accurate.  If it is, then bluebonnets smell great! It’s a very light floral scent…light enough that the guys in my house like it!  I usually can’t purchase “flowery” scented products or the 4 males in our home will balk, but they all agreed that they like this scent.  Plus, it got our clothes clean, so everyone is happy!

Awesome Crafts to Make with Recycled Plastic Bottles

Once the container is empty, of course I’m going to make something with it.  I love big detergent bottles because you can make SO MUCH with them.  You might remember my Bubble Dispenser Station, which is still a big hit at my house.  You need to make one for summer!

Awesome Crafts to Make with Recycled Plastic BottlesI’ve also turned large plastic containers into custom Watering Cans.  The Purex bluebonnet scented detergent container is the perfect size for this project.

But there’s more!  Check out some of these incredible recycling ideas I found:

Awesome Crafts to Make with Recycled Plastic BottlesDavid Edgar’s Plastiquarium

Awesome Crafts to Make with Recycled Plastic BottlesToy Vehicles from Plastic Bottles

Awesome Crafts to Make with Recycled Plastic BottlesBessie Bottlelamp

Awesome Crafts to Make with Recycled Plastic BottlesMiniature Houses

Awesome Crafts to Make with Recycled Plastic BottlesFaux Taxidermy

Awesome Crafts to Make with Recycled Plastic BottlesCozy Coupe Gas Can

Awesome Crafts to Make with Recycled Plastic BottlesAnd many, many more ideas in my recycling Pinterest board, which you can find and follow HERE.  Check them out and find a few way to craft and create with recycled plastic bottles.

This is a sponsored post but all ideas and opinions are my own.

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