In preparation for Earth Day, Cris from Crissy’s Crafts has been on a recycled crafting roll!  (Remember her recycled water bottle flowers we showed you a few days ago?)  Well, she’s come up with another recycled plastic bottle idea I love, this time using a two-liter soda bottle.  The idea is especially good for those dealing with limited space and can’t plant a full bed of flowers.  For visual interest you can also lining the empty bottles with a layer of river rocks or other decorative aggregate, which will have the added bonus of providing drainage.  If you don’t add rocks, I would suggest punching a few small holes in the bottom side of each planter to let out excess water.  [how to make a recycled soda bottle planter]

Project estimate:

  • 2 liter soda bottle, on hand
  • Scissors, on hand
  • Soil, on hand
  • Flowers, on hand or $1 and up

Total:  Free and up