Can you use a plastic bottle as a planter?

Can you use a plastic bottle as a planter?

Plastic bottles can be easily turned into a self-watering planter. If you’re wondering whether this self-watering system can also be applicable to your existing plant in pots, well, the answer is YES! Simply fill a plastic bottle with water, then connect that in your plant like this.

How do you use a water bottle as a planter?

Fill your bottle to the top with water and place the cap back on. Then flip the bottle upside down and bury it about two inches into the soil. As the soil dries out from your last watering, fluid will slowly drip from the bottle into your soil, ensuring that your plant receives just the moisture it needs to thrive.

How do you make recycled bottle planters?

How to Make a Plastic Bottle Planter

  1. Gather Your Materials and Set Up Your Workspace. Lay out newspaper or kraft paper to protect your workspace from any paint spills.
  2. Cut Your Bottle in Half.
  3. Paint and Let Dry.
  4. Punch Holes and Add String.
  5. Repot Your Plant.
  6. Hang and Enjoy.

How do you make hanging planters out of recycled water bottles?


  1. Step 1: Cut your recycled water bottle about ⅓ from the bottom.
  2. Step 3: Paint your water bottles. You may need two coats.
  3. Step 4: Cut four holes about halfway down the recycled water bottle—one on each side.
  4. Step 5: Fill your planter with soil and your favorite plant.

What do you fill the bottom of a planter with?

Heavy materials you can use to fill the bottom of your large planters include:

  1. Gravel.
  2. Pea pebbles.
  3. Landscape/river rock (big and small)
  4. Old ceramic tiles (intact or broken)
  5. Broken pieces of pottery.
  6. Bricks.
  7. Cinderblocks.

What can you make planters out of?

6 household items you can repurpose as plant pots

  1. Colanders. Colanders are not only useful for draining: they are great used as alternative hanging flower pots.
  2. Tin cans. Instead of placing empty cans in the recycling bin, give them a new purpose with a simple upgrade.
  3. Tea pots.
  4. Muffin tins.
  5. An old sink.
  6. Plastic bottles.

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