This plastic bottle herb garden project was submitted by Sylvie Leost . Sylvie is a recycling guru who loves to upcycle discarded waste into useful and resourceful items. Make sure you pay her a visit on her Facebook page Not Just Trash ( and give her a like) to see more of her creative recycling ideas .
Materials used
2 Pint sized plastic milk bottles,
3cm wide wooden baton long enough to fit your window ( I used the slat of an old wooden blind)
craft knife,
hole puncher,
metal ruler
permanent black marker pen.
How to:
wash bottle and remove labels
Using the scissors, remove the top and handle of the plastic bottle. You can either do this by following the marking on your bottle as I did or by drawing out where you will cut before hand with a marker.
Using the craft knife and ruler, cut slits to your bottle
Next use the black permanent marker pen to decorate and label each bottle. -
To finish, slide the bottles thorough the wooden baton and suspend it from the window sill with your choice fixing.
Place your various herbs inside and watch your bottle herb garden flourish!
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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Wcmil
    on Feb 12, 2017

    Do you potting soil? Do you use seeds or seedlings for the herbs? How do you affix the plastic bottles to the window?

    • Ava
      on Oct 7, 2019

      Click on the link - it explains it fully. Plants are still in their small pots, I think, so would drain into the milk bottle holder. I love this and will use either a tension rod or cafe curtain rod attached each side

  • Dolly
    on Mar 12, 2017

    Picture shows some sort of hooking over the rod, but the other picture shows cutting away the complete handle. I'm confused

    • User
      on Jun 16, 2019

      Why not just hang by the handles and cut away the other side?

  • Mary Ann
    on Feb 23, 2019

    Do you put small pots in the jugs with drainage?

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  • Leb22559170
    on Jun 21, 2017

    oooh bet this would work with a tension rod (like a shower curtain rod). I have a small outside window on the patio ill have to try this with.
  • MJ Jennings
    on Jul 22, 2017


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