DIY Debris Projects

by Lauren Kirwan

Recycled Plastic Bottle Project

Recycled Plastic Bottle Project

Supplies Needed: recycled bottles spray paint scissors or exact-o-knife rocks planting soil a few plants either split from your garden or purchased ribbon or decorations

Step 1

Step 1

Clean out your used bottles and allow them time to dry.

Step 2

Step 2

Cut the bottles to a length that would be agreeable to the plants you want to put in them.

Step 3

Step 3

Spray paint whatever color you have. I had spare black, metallic dark silver, and glitter. Use what you have or get something on sale. Allow the spray paint to dry over night.

Step 4

Step 4

Place rocks in the bottom of the bottles. Plastic bottles tend to be light. The rocks will help stabilize them so your plants will grow while allowing the water to pool a bit.

Step 5

Step 5

Put a smidgen of dirt on the rocks. If you used a large juice bottle or milk carton, the top makes an excellent funnel for your dirt.

Steps 6-8 (Final Project)

Steps 6-8 (Final Project)

Steps 6-8: Add flowers or plants will a bit more dirt and water, and decorate with whatever you have around. I used some ribbon and plastic flowers. Lastly, show us your final product! Tag us on Instagram and/or Facebook to be featured on our page! Tips: Humid days make the spray paint difficult. Don't over water your tiny plants. Give these beauties to family or friends as inexpensive gifts.

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