Introduction: Upcycling a Bottle Into a Hanging Pot

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A hanging bottle pot is the perfect way to recycle an empty plastic bottle into something useful and creative! Not only does it prevent bottles from ending up in garbage cans, it is also an easy DIY project that can help you hang plants all around your house. Moreover, it takes less than 15-minutes to convert an ordinary bottle into a hanging plant container!

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Step 1: Materials

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  • Empty plastic bottle
  • Permanent marker
  • Blade / Craft knife
  • Rope / String

Step 2: Cutting Windows for the Plant

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Using a permanent marker, draw an outline of two windows that you will be cutting on the bottle to provide adequate ventilation for the plant.

Cut out two separate windows on opposite sides of the bottle (as shown in the pictures) Use a blade to cut the plastic (I would advise blades over scissors as blades give a neater look.).

Step 3: Hanging the Bottle

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Make 4 holes near the mouth of the bottle using a blade, compass or anything pointy!
now pass your rope through these holes to make two loops using which we'll hang the plant bottle container.

Step 4: Add Mud and a Plant

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After you've finished cutting the plastic and adding your rope- fill the bottle with mud and plant any plant that you desire. I've planted a moneyplant which grow really well in hanging plant containers! (I'll update this instructable post later with a picture of my hanging pot when my moneyplant has fully grown).
Water your plant- and you're done! now simply hang this wherever you want!

You can even paint the base of this hanging bottle pot using acrylic colours to personalise it.

Comments

knutknackebröd (author)2014-06-25

nice ible! if you just cut 3 sides of a rectangle you could turn it into a mini greenhouse too!

advaym (author)knutknackebröd2014-08-11

sure can!
i've done that with smaller bottles, and i use it as a planter, i.e. to sprout seeds and then transplant them to bigger pots!

advaym (author)knutknackebröd2014-08-11

sure can!
i've done that with smaller bottles, and i use it as a planter, i.e. to sprout seeds and then transplant them to bigger pots!

labory (author)2014-08-05

wow i love it! i gone try it!

nickvallot (author)2014-06-25

Probably needs drainage holes at the bottom.

HollyMann (author)2014-06-25

Great idea - this looks really nice too. I love plants and gardening...I will try this sometime!

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