Feb 22, 2020

DIY Hanging Planters made out of Plastic Bottles with Step by Step Instructions



Handmade products always add charm and warmth to your home.
These planters are such a great way to d├ęcor your balcony with hanging plants and it is totally inexpensive. It is such fun to make and requires no professional knowledge. Vertical gardens with plastic bottles can be created in the same way and you can utilize the vertical space in your apartment or balcony. 

plastic bottle planter

Most of the plants can be grown in plastic containers. Plants like succulents (Jade plant), purpleheart,Wandering heart or wandering jews, money plant.
Also, you can try experimenting with different plants.

Tools Required:
  •          Plastic bottles
  •          Knife 
  •          Scissors
  •          Stainless Skewers

HOW TO:
  • Clean the soda bottles and  dry it out completely.
Plastic bottle planter

  • Remove all the labels from the plastic or soda bottles
Plastic bottle planter


  • Poke a hole after heating a sharp object like Stainless Skewers. Heating makes the process a lot easier. Heat the knife and create a small incision at the mid bottle.Please get the help of adults if you are under 18 for this process.
Plastic bottle planter

Plastic bottle planter

Plastic bottle planter

Tip : After creating a incision in the bottle, I personally find it easier to cut with the help of scissors.
  • Cut all the bottles into two halves like shown in the below picture.
Zero cost planter

soda planter
  • Punch four holes at the top (to hang with the twine) and few holes at the bottom (to drain the excess water.)




  • Paint the bottles with enamel paint or spray paints. You can also use a primer to give a base coat. Acrylics don't stay on the plastic bottles for a long time. For the acrylic designs to be waterproof it is necessary to give a base coat.
  • First picture below is spray painted whereas second picture is hand painted. I have used two coats of white paint to give a good finish.

plastic bottle planter



plastic bottle planter, soda planter

  •  Add a twine to the plastic pot and hang it. Hurrah your planter is all ready to be filled with a mix of coco peat and soil (50:50)
plastic bottle planter


plastic bottle planter, soda planter

plastic bottle planter, soda planter

plastic bottle planter, soda planter

If you are interested in checking out designs to paint your soda planter click here


Check out here to know what kinds of plants can be grown in plastic soda bottle

  • Keep it simple or decorate it according to your liking. And your DIY planter is ready.
bottle planter, diy decor

If you interested in growing tangled check out the ultimate guide to Grow and care for Tangled heart Hanging plant


Tangled heart Hanging plant,DIY Planter


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