Make this DIY Plastic Bottle Vertical Garden out of empty plastic bottles to grow ornamental plants and succulents.
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Materials for the DIY Plastic Bottle Vertical Garden
- Plastic Bottles
- Decorative Duct Tape
- Spray Paint
- Wooden Board
Steps for the DIY Plastic Bottle Vertical Garden
1. Cut Bottles in Half
Begin by cutting the plastic bottle in the middle. To cut a plastic bottle in half, you will need a sharp object such as a pair of scissors or a utility knife.
It’s important to be careful when cutting plastic, as it can be sharp and potentially dangerous. Make sure to follow proper safety precautions, such as wearing protective gloves and using an appropriate cutting tool for the task.
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2. Color them
Use spray paint to color them. Spray painting a plastic bottle can be a fun and easy way to give it a new look or to customize it for a specific purpose. Hold the spray paint can about 6-8 inches away from the bottle and use short, sweeping motions to apply the paint.
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3. Take a Wooden Board
Take a wooden board and color it the way you want. Coloring a wooden board can be a fun and easy way to add a personal touch to your home or create a unique piece of artwork.
It’s important to follow the instructions on the paint and wood conditioner products you are using and to use caution when working with paints and solvents. Wear protective gear such as gloves and a mask to avoid inhaling fumes.
4. Taping the Edge of Bottle
Wrap decorative duct tape on the edges of cut bottle parts. You can also make patterns to beautify them. Press the tape firmly onto the bottle, making sure to smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles.
5. Create Holes in the Bottom
Make perforations in the bottom of your plastic bottle pots for drainage by means of any sharp tool. Use a sharp object such as a drill, a nail, or a punch to make a hole in the center of the bottle cap. You may need to apply some pressure to the bottle cap to get through the plastic.
6. Attach the Bottles to the Board
Use screws to attach plastic bottles to the wooden board. It’s important to be careful when attaching objects to a wooden board using screws, as the screws can potentially split or damage the wood if not used correctly.
Make sure to follow proper safety precautions, such as wearing protective eyewear and using a cutting tool that is appropriate for the task.
7. Fit all the Bottles
Attach all the plastic bottles to the board and mount them on a wall where they can receive part sun or at least a full day of direct sunlight.
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8. Add Soil and Plants
To add soil and plants to a planter, you will need a bag of potting soil, a selection of plants, and a trowel or shovel. Fill the pots with quality potting mix and add plants according to your preference and sunlight requirement.
It’s important to choose plants that are appropriate for the size and location of the garden and the amount of sunlight and water they will receive. Be sure to follow the care instructions for your plants and to water them regularly to keep them healthy and thriving. Ornamental plants, succulents, or annuals are good choices.