There are so many reasons to have plants in your space ! Apart from the obvious aesthetic upgrade it gives, it also helps to improve the indoor air quality.
I have a sudden obsession with plants and I’ve been experimenting a lot with them. When I first read about hydroponics, the idea of growing plants in water and fertilizer was cool but I just didn’t think it was something I could pull off so I never really bothered about it. A couple of weeks ago I stopped by my local plant shop and I got a pothos plant .The plan was for me to hang the plants indoors but sadly my planter was too small and I had to cut off some of the stems.Throwing it away was definitely not an option for me so I decided to put the cut off stem into a bottle of water with the roots immersed in water and to my utmost surprise I noticed that the plant was growing and thriving and I didn’t have to use fertilizer .
I would never pass up an opportunity to upcycle so I upcycled an old wine bottle into a planter.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Empty wine bottle
- Mod podge or white glue
- Plain paper
Wash your bottle thoroughly, and remove all the labels from the wine bottle. the easiest way to this is by pouring hot water into the bottle the labels would come off almost immediately and if it doesn’t, you just have to wash it with sponge and detergent.
Set your bottle aside and allow it to dry then take your plain sheet of paper and draw out your preferred shape .I wanted a perfect circle so I traced out a circle on the plain paper and cut it out using a razor blade.
Cover your bottle round with your cut out paper, you can tape the two ends with a cellotape or a masking tape. Afterwards , apply your white glue to the cut out portions. I made use of top bond and it worked perfectly but the best thing to use is mod podge.
Pour your glitter on top of the glue and allow to dry for at least twenty four hours. When it is dry you can remove the paper and then you have your decorative bottle Planter.
It is perfect if you are like me and you are trying out hydroponics or you want to make a unique vase for your artificial plant.
What do you think about this DIY? would you try it out?