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PlasticFreeJuly: Planter

As part of our #PlasticFreeJuly initiative, we will be posting ideas on ways of recycling plastic. This time, we are looking at a planter from an old plastic drinks bottle.

Items Required

Large Plastic Bottle


Acrylic Paint ( colour of choice)

Indoor Plant


Selection of decorations

How to

Cut the plastic bottle to size

Paint the bottle colour of choice and leave it to dry. This may require a second coat.

There are many different ways to decorate the pot by using different colours and fabrics, in this case, we painted a face and used sticky eyes, which we bought from hobby craft.

We then half-filled the planter with compost and placed our plant into position to check the height. Once we were happy with the height we topped up the compost and then watered.