This plastic bottle herb garden project was submitted by Sylvie Leost . Sylvie is a recycling guru who loves to upcycle discarded waste into useful and resourceful items. Make sure you pay her a visit on her Facebook page Not Just Trash to see more of her creative recycling ideas .
This hanging herb garden is also a great way to declutter the kitchen counters, dont you think? Now, empty milk bottles on the ready? Yes? Over to Sylvia for the tutorial- Medina Grillo
- 2 Pint sized plastic milk bottles,
- 3cm wide wooden baton long enough to fit your window ( I used the slat of an old wooden blind)
- craft knife,
- hole puncher,
- metal ruler
- permanent black marker pen.
How to make this plastic bottle herb garden:
First give your milk bottle a thorough clean with water and remove labels.
Using the scissors, remove the top and handle of the plastic bottle. You can either do this by following the marking on your bottle as I did or by drawing out where you will cut before hand with a marker.
You should end up with a higher and lower side that looks likes this
Using the craft knife and ruler, cut at 2cm from the longer side of the bottle top edge then make two vertical cuts parallel from the center of the bottle. The cuts need to be approximately 4cm long and at 1.5cm from either side of the bottle center (but this depends on your baton size).
Finish the slits by punching holes on the top end of the vertical cuts (this gives the bottles enough space to slide on). Next use the black permanent marker pen to decorate and label each bottle.
To finish, slide the bottles thorough the wooden baton using your pre-cut slits and suspend it from the window sill with your choice fixing.
Place your various herbs inside and watch your bottle herb garden flourish!
If you have any questions about anything at all – please leave a comment below!
Sylvie Leost at Not Just Trash
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