You most likely have some plastic bottles in your home waiting to be recycled. However, what if you could use them for a fun, simple project instead? DIY planters using upcycled water bottles are a great way to reduce waste and give your green thumb some exercise. The best thing about this outdoor project? You don’t need a big yard in order to easily grow beautiful flowers. Instead, you can hang your new planters on your porch, patio, or even indoors in front of a window.
To make your planters, you’ll need just a few things:
- Larger plastic bottles (you want the base to be slightly wider than the plants)
- Seeds or seedlings from a home improvement store or nursery and potting soil
- Thin rope or twine
- A sharp knife
First, you’ll want to cut your plastic bottles down to size. Cutting on a diagonal, trim your bottles down to about five or six inches from the base. You can also poke small drainage holes in the bottom. At this point, you can also paint your planters. Choose a fun design to match your decor, or use earthy tones to help the flowers pop. Cut small holes towards the top of the planter and wind your rope through so you can hang it. Then, carefully place your seedling or seeds into the planter, water it, and hang wherever you’d like–just make sure there’s plenty of light!
You can find full directions from Hello Glow.