How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Planter




Introduction: How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Planter

I love growing plants and have been ever since I was little. My dad used to always make these planters to sprout seeds indoors, then plant them in our garden. They are biodegradable and cheap, seeing as they are composed of everyday objects.

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Step 1: Equipment

You will need:
-A paper towel/toilet paper roll
-Potting soil
-An empty water bottle

Step 2: Cuting the Roll*Optional*

If you used a paper towel roll, cut it to your preferred size.

Step 3: Cutting the Bottle

Cut the water bottle at the bottom. This will catch the excess water left over when you water your seedling.

Step 4: Put the Dirt in the Tube

Put the tube in side the bottle half, then fill it with the soil.

Step 5: Plant Your Seeds

Poke a hole in the dirt, then plant the seeds.

Step 6: Finishing Touch

When your plant has grown to a desirable size, just dig a hole and put it in your garden.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    love this idea--i'll use it for this years seedlings