Crafts · Gardening

Hanging Soda Bottle Planters

My husband drinks a lot of soda.  I decided to put the empty bottles to good use and make soda bottle hanging planters.

What you will need:

  • Empty 2L soda bottle
  • Utility knife
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Twine or rope
  • Something to place at the bottom of the container to prevent the soil from coming out the bottom (i.e. screen, coffee filter, cheese cloth, etc) or you can leave the top on the bottle and put a small hole it for drainage using a nail or a drill
  • Potting soil and a plant of your choice
  • Somewhere to hang your planter

Now get to crafting.

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Wash the soda bottle and remove labels.
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With a utility knife, cut off the bottom of the bottle.

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Place duct tape along the cut edge.

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Punch out four holes.
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Thread twine through hole and secure.
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I layered up my twine three fold so I could make a knot larger than the hole.
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Cut twine to desired length and repeat for the other three holes.
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Bring the four pieces of twine together and make a loop for hanging.  I am planning on planting green beans so I doubled up my twine for the beans to climb.
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This seems to be the right length.  I punched holes in the bottle cap for drainage and put it back on the bottle.
Soda Bottle Hanger with Kentucky Wonder Beans
Kentucky Wonder Beans
Soda Bottle Hanger with Sugar Snap Peas
Sugar Snap Peas

If these do well then I will start another round of seeds to plant and hang.  Happy gardening!

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