Re-purposing 2 liter soda bottles not only helps the environment, but it can also save you money when you are able make things you might normally buy.
Here are several practical uses for 2 liter plastic bottles around your garden and yard.
Plastic Bottle Garden Cloche
Vegetable Water Wicking Bottle
This wicking bottle is made from a plastic soda bottle and uses a buried fiber wick which draws water out from the bottle and into the soil. It’s a really convenient way to provide an alternative watering method to keep your garden vegetables watered based on soil conditions.
Hanging Vertical Bottle Garden
Hanging vertical garden columns made from recycled plastic bottles can be used both indoors and out. There’s very little need for space and weeds are kept to a minimum.
Garden Butterfly Decorations
Add a little color to your non-flowering herbs. Just print out and trace the butterfly template to a section of plastic soda bottle. Cut out and decorate.
After cutting out the butterfly, trace the outline features onto the plastic using a sharpie or other permanent marker.
Paint the butterfly using acrylic paint mixed with glaze.
DIY Weed Killer Spray Guard/Shield
This adaptation uses a 2 liter soda bottle to create an over-spray guard.
Instructions can be found here https://soeasilydistracted.com/backyard/diy-plastic-bottle-weed-killer-spray-shield/
Collecting Flower Seeds Using A Plastic Bottle
Save time at the end of the season when you collect seeds from your flowers by converting a plastic bottle into a seed collector.
Cut off the bottom of a bottle. Remove the top bottle cap and secure a plastic bag over the neck of the bottle using a rubber band.
Hold the bottom of the bottle under the seed heads and they’ll drop in as you cut them.
For smaller seeds like petunias, allysum, impatiens, and others, you can even screen out the unwanted plant material by placing a round section of window screen into the bottle. The screen allows the tiny seeds to fall through into the plastic bag.
Plastic Bottle DIY Bird Feeder
Bird Seed Scoop And Funnel From Soda Bottle
If you are planning on making a soda bottle bird feeder, why not also make a birdseed scoop/funnel also made using a plastic bottle.
Cut an angled section from the bottom and you’ll have an instant scoop. When you’re ready to fill your bird feeder, unscrew the cap and pour in the birdseed.
Plastic Flower Privacy Curtain
If you have a pergola or porch, this curtain would provide a subtle privacy screen.
The flower-shaped sections are the bottom portions of clear plastic bottles, strung together with monofilament line.
Repair Broken Garden Tool Handles With Plastic Bottles
Next time one of your wooden garden handles break, or your pitchfork head slides out of the handle insert, grab a section of a plastic bottle and a heat gun for a quick fix.
Plant Saucer Or Drip Tray Using Bottom Of Plastic Bottle
DIY Automatic Chicken Feeder/Waterer Using Plastic Bottles
Plant Tie Straps
DIY Dragonfly Planter Decorations Made From Plastic Bottles
Tree Trunk Guard From Soda Bottle Strips
Soda Bottle Terrarium
This terrarium is perfect for inspiration
Soda Bottle Terrarium Inspiration
Stepping Stone Forms Using Plastic Bottles
To make your round mold, cut two 3 inch wide by 13 inch long strips from a plastic 2 liter bottle. Cut two round templates to your preferred dimensions from a piece of cardboard.
Use staples or tape to connect the ends of the plastic strips to form a circle, using the cardboard as your guide.
One piece of the cardboard should be placed in the bottom of the plastic form. The second piece of cardboard is added to the top after the concrete has been poured; this section helps maintain a uniform shape while the concrete hardens.
Spiral Soda bottle Plant Ties
Cut these spiral ties into any length needed to provide support for fragile branches or stems
Recycling Plastic Bottles As Garden Markers And Plant Labels
Hanging Floral Plastic Bottle Art Sculpture
Making Raised Garden Beds Using Wood Boards And Plastic
A great way to store and have quick access to your gardening twine. Just remove the bottom of the bottle and the top cap. Hang up the bottle and drop in your twine, with the loose section of roping hanging out through the cap opening.
Plant Tie Straps
Decorative Plastic Bottle Leaf Planter Sleeve
Flower Pot Stencils
Faux Stained Glass Luminary Using A Plastic Bottle
A patio luminary provides attractive accent lighting. Create your own using the body of a 2 liter soda bottle. Paint using glaze-thinned acrylic paint or enamel glass paint. Create the faux stained glass leading by outlining your design with glue, mod podge, or caulk. Then paint the faux leading with black or silver paint.
Plastic Bottle Garden Daisies
These faux daisies are a great way to bring life to an otherwise empty section in the yard.