"Sideways" Plant Pots From Plastic Bottles




About: live in belgium

I recently made a Vertical garden and The top row of bottles was to close to the ceiling.

So I had to modify those bottles for "sideways growing.

Here is how I did it.

Step 1: Tools

I went low-tech on this one.

You need a knife and a Hairdryer.

It will be easier with a heat gun. It doesn't overheat as quick.

Step 2: Cut Your Slit

Take the knife and cut about 2/3 down from the neck of the bottle.

From one end to the other.

Step 3: Heat Up

Heat up the general area you need to bend.

After a minute your plastic will become a little bit softer.

Bend it with you hands inwards.

BE CAREFUL: It is much wiser to use gloves with this.

Step 4: Hold On: Fold Far Enough

The picture above shows a bad fold.

If this happens: Reheat and refold.

Step 5: Conclusion

This was a quick project that was super simple.

I hope you'll enjoy it.




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    4 years ago

    would love to see photo of wall with plants growing.

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    4 years ago

    just saw your link. Wow! answers all my wuestions. drainage system fabulouse. keep sharing :)