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DIY Wine Bottle Waterer for Potted Plants

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Living in wine country means, with great certainty, that one has a decent stockpile of wine bottles. This is especially true if you happen to be in the business of throwing fabulous bashes every weekend. Empty bottles are always a sign of a great wedding celebration!
Recycling is a must, but sometimes up-cycling is way too tempting. We have made candle lanterns out of them in the past, but today we are taking them out into the garden. After all, this is the time of year when most of us try to get away for a couple of days here or there. Well, with temperatures rising high during summer vacation time, we figured the bottles would make great slow release waterers for our potted plants!
Photo Cred: Anya McInroy
Time: 30 Minutes Cost: $10 Difficulty: Easy
  • diy wine bottle waterer for potted plants, gardening
I won’t even begin to make a supplies list here.  I mean, really.  All ya need is some empty wine bottles and a potted garden.  That’s all folks!  I guess you could have some fun and etch some designs on the glass with a frosted paint solution from Michael’s or play with some colorful paint designs with glass paint.  Actually, that’s a good idea!  That may have to sneak onto another post :)
  • diy wine bottle waterer for potted plants, gardening
Keeping it simple and very vino-centric, just rinse out your old bottles and fill with water.
  • diy wine bottle waterer for potted plants, gardening
Begin a hole in the soil of your potted plant with your fingers and then just quickly jam the mouth of the wine bottle down into the dirt.
  • diy wine bottle waterer for potted plants, gardening
The soil will “plug up” the opening of the bottle and will very slowly begin absorbing the water and drawing it down into your pot.
  • diy wine bottle waterer for potted plants, gardening
Make sure to give all your pots a bottle to help make watering a cinch.
  • diy wine bottle waterer for potted plants, gardening
Now, before we leave for a couple of days, we water all our plants and then top them off with a wine bottle.
  • diy wine bottle waterer for potted plants, gardening
 It has literally saved so many of our plants!  It also makes the chore of watering a little less annoying, since using the bottles gives you a bit more time between waterings.
  • diy wine bottle waterer for potted plants, gardening
Happy Gardening, lovelies!
 
Get your fingers dirty!
 
xoxo,
Chanda

Materials I used for this project:

  • Wine bottles
  • Potted plants

To see more: https://zestitup.com/diy-wine-bottle-waterer-for-potted-plants/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Brenda  S.
    Brenda S. North Brunswick, NJ
    on Mar 9, 2017

    Such a great idea :)

  • Tonydasilva10
    Tonydasilva10
    on Mar 16, 2017

    No


  • Gpfarme
    Gpfarme
    on Mar 16, 2017

    Yes I will

  • Susan
    Susan Battle Creek, MI
    on Mar 16, 2017

    Smart idea, but not so attractive.

    • Teresa Sampson
      Teresa Sampson
      on Mar 16, 2017

      so make it more attractive by removing the label and dressing up the bottle,, se either paint, or tape, or decals...

  • Fran Eriksen
    Fran Eriksen
    on Mar 16, 2017

    you can buy these watering bottles in the garden centers if no wine bottles are available. Don't use plastic.

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