Eco-ARTivity Project for March!

Plastic Bottle Planters

Here’s what you’ll need to make this super easy and eco-friendly planter at home: 

  • plastic bottles
  • acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • utility knife or scissors
  • glue
  • googly eyes/feathers/any other decorations you choose
  • plants or seeds to sprout
  • soil

DIRECTIONS:

✔️Start by cutting an empty bottle in half, or about 1/3 of the way from the bottom. Parents: you might need to help your little ones with this! 

✔️Grab some paint and brush on a few layers to make sure your plastic bottle is fully coated. Let each coat fully dry between layers. 

✔️Add googly eyes, feathers, or anything else you’d like to add to your planter with glue. Let it dry. 

✔️Once the paint is completely dry, carefully add soil to your new planter and plant your seedling! Add some water – careful not to flood the planter. 

✔️Place your planter somewhere sunny, watch your plant grow – and know you helped to give a second life to a piece of plastic! 

Check out our IG Reels for a full demo on making these little guys if you need more help! And tag us in your DIYs – we’d love to see what you upcycle!