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How to Make a Recycled Plastic Bottle Planter


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June 8, 2018

How to Make a Recycled Water Bottle Planter - plant on railing outsideThis is a cute and easy project for gardeners or even for kid projects that gives you lots of extra planters for all your newly seedlings or propagated plants!

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Uses bottles from recycling.

Total Time: 5 minutes

Supplies:

  • 1 plant
  • 1 cup potting soil or dirt
  • 1 pre-washed recycling water bottle
  • scissors or X-acto knife
  • a drill, awl (not shown in pic)
  • or cotton ball (not used in my sample)
How to Make a Recycled Water Bottle Planter - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Use scissors or X-acto knife (be careful!) and cut your plastic bottle in half.
  2. How to Make a Recycled Water
Bottle Planter - bottle cut in half
     
  3. You may either drill a hole in the cap, use an awl punch and punch a hole in the cap OR remove the cap completely and stuff a cotton ball in the neck of the bottle.
  4. How to Make a Recycled Water Bottle Planter - hole punched in cap
     
  5. Turn the top of the bottom upside down and fit it into the bottom of the bottle as shown.
  6. How to Make a Recycled Water Bottle Planter - invert bottle in fit into the bottom half
     
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  7. Fill the top section with soil.
  8. How to Make a Recycled Water Bottle Planter - fill with soil
     
  9. Add your plant, water gently and your done!
  10. How to Make a Recycled Water Bottle Planter - add your plant
     
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February 8, 2017

I save plastic soda bottles. They are useful to me. I also save fast food plastic cups, and cut the tops off of them. These make tiny plant pots. These are what I put in the bottom of the pretty plant holders I make out of soda bottles.

Yarn Wrapped Valentine's Plant Holder - painted soda bottle wrapped with yarn

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December 12, 2016

This is a page about making a plastic bottle animal planter. Save your bottles to make this adorable planter for spring seedlings.

kitty animal planter

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January 13, 2016

This is a page about making a plastic soda bottle hanging planter. Help give your plants an inexpensive new home and keep plastic bottles out of our landfills by making this easy hanging planter.

A hanging bottle planter

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April 22, 2016

This is a page about making a shampoo bottle planter. Turn an empty shampoo bottle into a cute planter in a few easy steps.

Making a Shampoo Bottle Planter

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