DIY Soda Bottle Kitty Cat Planter

3 Materials
4 Hours

If you love your cat and want to create a DIY soda bottle planter, I've included a tutorial below.

Step 1: I guess the true first step is to save some soda bottles, but once you have some saved, the first step is to remove the labels and draw your kitty cat outline so you know where to cut. Don’t worry if you can’t get off all the label/glue – just make sure that when you draw your kitty outline, you make that the back. As for the outline, it’s pretty much just cutting off the bottom third of the soda bottle, but cutting out two little ears in front and a tail in back. It doesn’t have to be perfect, you can always make it better when you cut.

Step 2: I used an Exacto knife to puncture the bottle a few inches, then I was able to slide in the scissors and cut out my kitty cat outline.

Step 3: Next, paint your bottles using spray-paint. Be sure to paint the backside first just in case anything sticks when you roll them over to paint the fronts. It may take two coats to cover up the black marker.

Step 4: Once dry, you’re ready to draw on your kitty cat faces using your black and pink paint pens. I started with the pink pen and drew the triangles in the ears and the little heart-shaped noses, then came in with the black pen to finish the mouth, whiskers, and eyes.

Step 5: The next step is for water drainage. You have an optional additional step of drilling holes in the very bottom of the bottle to allow for water drainage when you water your plants. I also filled the very bottoms of the bottles with loose gravel to allow for the water to pool so it doesn’t rot the roots of my plants.

Step 6: Plant your plants! I went with Basil, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme because I’ve been needing a little herb garden and the only place I can keep any plants alive is in the kitchen by the sink. Maybe something about the light and humidity in that room.

Step 6 : Final view.

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  • Sheri Sheri on May 11, 2022

    How adorable! Can’t wait to try this activity with my granddaughters 🐈‍⬛

  • Lovesunique Lovesunique on May 15, 2022

    Very, very cute idea. The kitties have lots of purrsonality! I can see putting in the gravel because their little feet would trap water (unless you drill holes there as well as in the middle). They would make cute pot holders too, you don't have to plant directly in them.