Reusing Plastic Bottles in the Garden

I can’t believe it is already May and summer break is about to emerge onto our household. This means kids everywhere. Not only my own, but neighborhood kids as well. Sweaty kids that have been running around the neighborhood having fun and getting into a little mischief. I don’t mind having the kids at our house, in fact I sort of like knowing where they are. However, I need to be stocked up with snacks and drinks. I recently bought the SunnyD 24ct. 6.75oz. bottles in the Tangy Original flavor to help quench their thirst. I was wondering what I could do with all those empty plastic bottles. I had the kids get involved and we came up with these easy DIY Craft ideas with Plastic Bottles and SunnyD.
Having more kids around, most often means a little entertaining as well. We have a great flowering garden at home and what better way to show off our flowers than in these adorable DIY Plastic Bottle Vases. No worries about broken glass with these plastic vases. I think they look like those expensive ceramic vases too.
Spray paint the outside of the bottles. Once dry you can also use acrylic paint to decorate further.
The kids and I also love to cook and I often ask them to go to the herb garden to grab something for dinner. Sometimes they fuss about going around the house to retrieve an herb. Well ,we have solved that problem. Create a hanging herb garden. These little SunnyD bottles can easily transform to herb planters that you can hang from your deck or fencing.
Poke some drainage holes in the bottom of the bottle.


Wrap the new planter with floral wire or any sturdy roping material.


Fill with soil and your plant. Then hang onto your fence. (You can also add a label with paint or permanent markers)


Now the herbs I use most often, are within arms reach.
Maria Pigato Long
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