Here’s an attractive idea to keep your water-loving plants healthy –and recycle old wine bottle at the same time: DIY self-watering planters.
Instead of throwing away that used wine bottle, why not put it to good use? These self-watering planters made using recycled wine bottles provide an attractive method to keep your moisture-loving plants happy and healthy.
DIY: Self-watering Planters From a Wine Bottle
- beer bottles, wine bottles or plastic bottles if you don’t want to mess with cutting the glass. (Tip: The glass bottles make beautiful windowsill planters and they are more durable than plastic)
- rubber stopper
- square piece of window screen (about 2″ x 2″)
- piece of string and stopper
- potting soil
- herbs or plants of your choice
The first step is to cut the bottle. There are many tutorials online showing different ways to cut glass bottles, but the one that seems to be the easiest uses acetone, string, fire and cold water. Here is a video to demonstrate this method:
Watch this video to guide you through the steps and make self-watering planters in no time!
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