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Repurposed PET Bottles

I have a bunch of empty plastic Coke bottles waiting to be discarded. I was hoping for junk scavengers to drop by so I could sell them, but changed my mind at the last minute. I was out at the back of the house tidying up dried leaves and cutting branches from the fallen mango and Jackfruit trees into size when I thought about a great way to repurpose those empties.

I decided to make hanging pots out of them. I simply cut the bottom off and put holes on each side of the open bottom, where I can insert a wire to hang. Put in a couple of holes on the side and left the other side open for drainage.

Now I have cheap hanging pots for plants to grow in.

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Scorpie wrote on July 30, 2014, 9:20 PM

Nice recycling. You could jazz up the bottles with some paint too.

cinnafire wrote on July 30, 2014, 9:40 PM

This would be an awesome post to put on Pinterest :)

PenFlavor wrote on July 31, 2014, 11:25 AM

| scorpie | &theresawiza | both your ideas made me click! Now if I could just get hold of some glow in the dark paint or stickers to highlight them at night...that would be awesome too!!!

| cinnafire | will people on Pinterest really dig recycling projects like this? Ok, then some rearranging on my boards is needed emoticon :smile:
| &ecoboardsorg | thanks for the link!

sheilagamo wrote on July 31, 2014, 11:45 AM

That is so cool. I love recycling!

nbaquero wrote on July 31, 2014, 11:48 AM

penflavor the kids at a local school in my city, which I am visiting currently, have done exactly the same, they have adorned their school fence with many empty bottles that are now being used for plants to grow. Great idea.

cinnafire wrote on July 31, 2014, 12:43 PM

I think so. I spend alot of time on the DIY section and they have a ton of stuff like this. Usually more pictures, almost like a How to but there are a lot of them on there.

AngelSharum wrote on July 31, 2014, 4:33 PM

Very nice upcycle project. I hope the plants grow well for you.

JanetJenson wrote on August 2, 2014, 9:44 PM

Nice job. Those can be hung or stacked into columns or capped off and used horizontally. They work with dirt as you show here, or with the roots suspended in air with liquid nutrients. They are wonderful objects for reuse.

DorothyGale wrote on September 23, 2014, 11:26 PM

Clever thinking. Such an easy way to recycle and get hanging pots at the same time. :)

AbbyBiha wrote on October 22, 2014, 3:15 AM

Yes I saw someone did this when I google about recycled gardening. This is being creative.

soupdragon wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:35 PM

Good idea. It's great to find ways of recycling things.