A different take on the inverted soda bottle planters. I find this is more effective in A) using more of the material being recycled, and B) creating a slow soaking watering system so water will not pour out the bottom after watering.
Step 1: Collect your utensils
I don't drink soda, so I asked friends to collect large soda bottles from their work places where recycling is not exactly custom practice (and my friends recycle at home so they were all out) for me for this project.
You will need:
Large size soda bottle
Exacto or other blade knife
String, chain or wire for hanging
Step 2: Get naked
Remove the wrapping from your bottle
Step 3: Cut at the seam
Find the "seam" at the bottom of the bottle. If you look close it's there, usually right below or very close to the bottom of the wrapping. This will be your guidline for cutting. Just cut along this seam as straight as possible until the bottom comes off.
If your seam is very close to where the ridges form, that draw a line around the bottom, at least an inch away from where the ridges start. It is VERY important that the ridges be well intact to the now cut off bottom part.
Now the body of the bottle chould be cut and seperated from the bottom.
Step 4: Insert removed bottom
With the bottle upside down (balanced on its cap, cut end up) place the bottom inside the bottle, and let the newly cut edges line up evenly (this is why we cut as straight a line as possible along the seam).
The bottom will create a resevoir that will hold water, a little more than a cup I think.