How to Make a Trophy Using Plastic Bottles

How to Make a Trophy Using Plastic Bottles

Trophies are an incredible way to make your event more remarkable, specifically if there is a competition and an award to be won. Instead of purchasing a plain trophy from the shop, but, you can make a customized one utilizing materials from around the house. The opportunities are endless, and once you know how to make the base of the trophy, you can modify it to your heart's content!

How to Make a Trophy Using Plastic Bottles 

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Nail
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Rust-Oleum Specialty Metallic Spray Paint
  • Glitter (if you dare)


A bottle with an ordinary top and aspects will work the best, but you can utilize different types too if you don't mind the formed designs. Ensure that the bottle is empty and clean. If it's dirty, fill it with water, then you need to add a pump of dish soap. Close the bottle, shake it, and then pour the water out. Ensure that you remove the label too. If there is any residue, use a worthy removal product to get it off.


Plastic bottles have a ceiling on the top that ultimately straightens out to become the sides. You require to cut around the bottle simply before the domed part starts to straighten out.

Step 3 

Find the shaped line near the bottom of your bottle, then cut along it with a craft blade. If there is no shaped line, measure up 2 to 3 inches from the bottom of the bottle, then you need to draw a line around it. Utilize this line as a cutting guide.

Step 3


Punch two holes in each side of the plastic bottle (we used a nail), which will help to make your trophy’s handles.

Step 4


Twist two pipe cleaners together and after that insert pipe cleaners into the holes on each side of the bottle and protect by twisting the ends. Shape the handles as you see fit.

Step 5


You need to take the bottom half of your bottle and flip it over so that the cut edge is touching the table and the underside is facing up. Cover the bottom edge of your tube with hot glue, then press it contrary to the middle of the base.



Now you have to paint the bottle with Rust-Oleum Specialty Metallic Spray Paint.

Step 7 


Once the paint has dried, add a mild coat of spray glue. Immediately sprinkle bottle with a few glitter.

Step 8 


You will adore projects that encourage upcycling, specifically when the motivation comes from recycling bin! All you require for this project is an empty plastic bottle and some paint. Soon you’ll have an incredible, sparkling trophy to use as a special incentive in your classroom.


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