Everybody loves house plants. They change the energy of the place, no matter how big or small they are. To make them more fun and colorful, you can make your planters with minimum expense. It is summertime, and people buy cold drinks in plastic bottles, especially during warm summer days like these. Instead of throwing plastic bottles away, you can keep them to turn them into a beautiful plastic bottle planter. You can even turn this into a fun activity with your kids and everyone can design their planter. Making their planter and maybe planting a cactus or a beautiful succulent will also help your child to learn more about responsibilities, but in a more fun way while it also encourages them to be creative and free to design anything they like, such as animals and cartoons’ characters. Here, you can find the easy way of creating DIY plastic bottle planters and beautiful plant reccommendation.
Materials For DIY Plastic Bottle Planters
All you need are scissors or a craft knife, paintbrush, marker, and acrylic paint. If you want to be creative you can use materials like buttons or googly eyes as well!
DIY Steps For Plastic Bottle Planter
First; decide the height of your planter, mark it with your marker, and cut the plastic bottle to that height. If you want to create a design, for example, a cat, you can draw the ears of the cat with your marker and then cut the bottle.
After cutting, paint the outer surface of your plastic bottle with white acrylic paint. This will be the base of your design. Let the paint dry. Then, draw your design and paint it however you like. Do not forget to use an acrylic sealer if you are planning to use your planter outside too!
Once your design is finished, cut some holes on the base with your craft knife for drainage. This will make your planter be more useful and help your plant grow healthy.
You know plastic is not a heavy material, so before planting, add some rocks or pebbles on the base of your planter to weigh it down. After adding soil on top of that, you are ready to go.
Plants Recommendation for Plastic Bottle Planter
You can now use your DIY planters with small and cute indoor plants, such as:
1) Aloe Vera
Aloe vera, which is a member of the succulent family, is perfect for your DIY planter since it enjoys the sun and prefers dry soil between waterings. It is also perfect for your skin!
2) Asparagus Fern
This plant needs some space on either side so it can fall out its leaves. They look perfect on shelves or tables and will add a beautiful green touch.
Echeverias are another member of the succulent family. They are easy to care for and small, so they are perfect for small planters and look so cute on a desk at your office or home. However, if you overwater them they die so easily.
Kalanchoes look so beautiful with their yellow, red, or white blooms. If you place them near a window, they will gain enough energy to flower. This plant is also a member of the succulent family, so it also prefers dry and well-drained soil.