DIY Wine Bottle Self Watering Idea for Your Garden or Planters!

2 Materials
5 Minutes

If you are like most of us, sometime this summer (or winter) you might want to leave town for a few days. Here is a great DIY self watering idea for your planters, your garden, or your house plants, so no matter how much fun you have on vacation, you don’t come back to dead plants. Read on to see how it's done. You can get all the details on our blog and see our complete step by step tutorial.

Rinse an empty wine bottle, (or other glass bottle with a narrow neck) and fill with water. 

Drill a hole in the cork or screw cap. Experiment with size of hole depending on the flow that you need. 

Standing next to your planter, turn over the bottle and push the neck down into the soil near the center of the planter. Make sure the neck is at least several inches underground. 

The water in the bottle will seep into the soil over several days, keeping the soil evenly moist. It really works! How long the water lasts depends on many factors. Experiment with different size holes and different types of bottles!

More details on our blog. Stop by and check it out!

DIY home decor using recycled glass bottles

Check out more fun and easy ways to make DIY home decor using recycled glass bottles here.

Resources for this project:
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info
Remi @ TBD•TGG•OhMeOhMy
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
  2 questions
  • Dru27213858 Dru27213858 on Sep 11, 2023

    How big (what size drill bit) would you use in a 12" planter?

  • G G on Oct 25, 2023

    Doesn’t dirt get in the hole & stop the water from dripping out?

Join the conversation
3 of 6 comments