DIY Plastic Bottle Projects And Crafts For Yard And Garden

25 Diy Plastic Bottle Projects Crafts For Yard And Garden

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

Diy Plastic Bottle Garden Cloche

Diy Plastic Bottle Garden Cloche

DIY Plastic Bottle Garden Cloche

Vegetable Water Wicking Bottle

Diy Garden Waterer Wicking Soda Bottle

Diy Garden Waterer Wicking Soda 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.

2 Litter Bottle Water Wicking Bottle

2 Litter Bottle Water Wicking Bottle Design

Hanging Vertical Bottle Garden

Diy Vertical Bottle Garden

Diy 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.

DIY Recycled Plastic Bottle Vertical Container Garden With Printable Template

Garden Butterfly Decorations

Diy Plastic Bottle Butterfly Decoration

Diy Plastic Bottle Butterfly Decoration

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.

Butterfly Outline Template

Butterfly Outline Template

After cutting out the butterfly, trace the outline features onto the plastic using a sharpie or other permanent marker.

Bottle Butterfly Outline

Bottle Butterfly Outline

Paint the butterfly using acrylic paint mixed with glaze.

Bottle Butterfly

Bottle Butterfly

DIY Weed Killer Spray Guard/Shield

Plastic Bottle Weed Killer Spray Shield

Plastic Bottle Weed Killer Spray 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

2 Liter Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder

Credit – https://www.gardengatemagazine.com/articles/projects/all/7-ways-to-upcycle-plastic-bottles-in-the-garden/

Bird Seed Scoop And Funnel From Soda Bottle

Plastic Bottle Birdseed Scoop

Credit – https://craftyourhappiness.com/2015/04/07/easy-soda-bottle-tools-drip-catcher-funnel-scoop-pasta-holder/

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

Plastic Bottle Flower Curtain

Credit – Michelle Brand
http://www.michellebrand.co.uk/

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

Repair Garden Tools Using Plastic Bottles

Credit – https://www.micaellapedros.com/Joining-Bottles-The-project

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

Plastic Bottle Plant Saucer Drip Tray

Plastic Bottle Plant Saucer Drip Tray

DIY Automatic Chicken Feeder/Waterer Using Plastic Bottles

 

Plant Tie Straps

Plastic Bottle Plant Tie

Plastic Bottle Plant Tie

DIY Dragonfly Planter Decorations Made From Plastic Bottles

Diy Garden Dragonfly Decoration Plastic Bottle

Diy Garden Dragonfly Decoration Plastic Bottle

Tree Trunk Guard From Soda Bottle Strips

Plastic Coil Tree Protector Diy

Plastic Coil Tree Protector Diy

Soda Bottle Terrarium

Soda Bottle Terrarium

Credit – Soul Flower

https://www.soul-flower.com/blog/diy-recycled-soda-bottle-terrarium/

This terrarium is perfect for inspiration

Soda Bottle Terrarium Inspiration

Soda Bottle Terrarium Inspiration

Stepping Stone Forms Using Plastic Bottles

Plastic Bottle Stepping Stone Mold

Plastic Bottle Stepping Stone Mold

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

Plastic Coil Tree Protector Diy

Plastic Coil Tree Protector Diy

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

Carved Plastic Bottle Art

https://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=31l8eGxwl9c

Making Raised Garden Beds Using Wood Boards And Plastic

Plastic Bottles To Join Garden Bed Boards

Credit – https://www.micaellapedros.com/Joining-Bottles-The-project

String Feeder

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

Plastic Bottle Leaf Planter Sleeve

Flower Pot Stencils

Plastic Bottle Stencil Love Grows

Plastic Bottle Stencil Love Grows

Faux Stained Glass Luminary Using A Plastic Bottle

Faux Stained Glass Luminary Plastic Bottle

Image Credit – https://www.etsy.com/listing/522359679/anniversary-gift-for-women-blue-roses?shop-update=10328742

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

Plastic Bottle Garden Daisies

These faux daisies are a great way to bring life to an otherwise empty section in the yard.

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