Any uses for 2L bottles or their caps?

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  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Apr 08, 2018
    They make really nice planters for succulents. Caps can be used in crafting for “feet”, painted and used as mosaics, used with children as manipulatives...

    • KS KS on Apr 08, 2018
      Reply to Dl.leplat...
      Thank yoI DI. I've been toying with different forms of mosaics and never thought of trying it with the caps. I now have a new project to try.

  • Sylvia Sylvia on Apr 08, 2018
    Cut an opening in the side and plant succulents in it.. and hang it up

  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 08, 2018
    cut off the the top with the cap on it take off the cap and you have a funnel. I've used it on the lawn mower and the tiller to fill the oil compartment. another garden idea is to leave the cap on and cut out an opening to plant herbs in the bottle. some mount these on a pallet for a vertical garden. here in Iowa.. each can or bottle has a sir charge on it of 5 cents. this tends to make people return the bottles to the store so they can collect their nickles. i used to live close to a foot ball stadium. i would put on my colorful overalls and collect as many bottles and cans as i could. a good game netted me 50-75 usd. and an offer for a beer.

    oh this remind me the other big event happens at carver hawkeye basketball venue... the biology department holds a charity plant sale to support planned parent hood. it happens may 5th i think at 9 am the doors open. many of the trees and plants were grown by the students and instructers all grow well in zone 5. lines form early.

  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 08, 2018
    You can cut the bottom off and down from the top to the shoulders, where it starts to get wide, poke several holes in the sides and fill it 1/2 way with dirt. Put your plants in it, add more dirt (about 2 inches from the top so you can add water if necessary) and then plant 3/4 of the bottle in the dirt. This way, the plant roots can grow out of the bottom, any water that is too much will go out of the sides and the slick part that is sticking out will keep slugs and other bugs from climbing the plant and eating the leaves or fruit/veggies. Or, check for ideas. Just type in "plastic bottle crafts". They have a bunch of ideas. Good luck and thanks for recycling:)