Introduction: Homemade Aqua Globe (Gravity Watering System for Plants)

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With this quick little invention you wont have to worry about watering your plants as much! just fill it with water and stick it in your plant's pot!
similar to the ones you see on tv:
only its very cheap and easy to make

Step 1: Materials

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Soda bottle (just the cap)
Bic Pen
Light Bulb

Hot Glue Gun

Step 2: Prepare the Light Bulb

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The first part in preparing the light bulb is cutting the bottom out,
first remove the metal "disk" out of the bottom with scissors

Step 3: Prepare the Light Bulb 2

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Tunnel into the bulb and get rid of the black stuff and the insides (the glass tube and wire part)
remember your dealing with glass!

Step 4: Prepare the Light Bulb Part 3

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Now pour salt into your light bulb and shake it up, it will remove all that white stuff from the inside and leave a nice clear bulb to work with, wash out the salt when your done with water, now our light bulb is ready!

Step 5: Prepare Your Pen

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pull the insides out of your pen till your left with the tube

Step 6: Prepare the Cap

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use a screwdriver and a hammer and make a whole in the cap then use scissors to make it wide enough for the pen tube

Step 7: Put the Tube Into the Cap

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insert your tube into your cap and use hot glue around it

Step 8: Put Them Together

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now just tape the bottom to the top and your done!


Gato Nipon (author)2013-01-30

Love it !! gonna do this for sure.

urbanwoodswalker (author)2012-07-29

How do you fill the bulb with water? With such a teeny tiny seems impossible

manda95 (author)2010-10-31

ahhhh thats so cool!

davej6694 (author)2010-08-14

thanks everyone!

peaceamidst (author)2010-07-24

Great idea. I think I'm gonna use a Jones soda bottle in exchange for a light bulb. Anyway, good idea, I was thinking there would be a better way to do this, rather than buying one of those Aqua globes.

katilicous (author)2010-06-03

Thank you, very simple and just what I needed!

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