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DIY Recycled Hanging Planters

Create your own eco-friendly hanging planters by upcycling materials you already have at home. Look for old tin cans, glass jars, or plastic bottles that you can repurpose into unique plant holders. Get creative with paint, twine, or decorative paper to add a personal touch to your planters. Not only will you be reducing waste by recycling these items, but you'll also be adding a stylish and sustainable element to your home decor. Whether you choose to hang your planters indoors or outdoors, they will add a touch of greenery and charm to any space. Experiment with different shapes and sizes of containers to create a visually appealing display of plants in your home. By making your own recycled hanging planters, you'll not only bring new life to old items but also contribute to a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Rip off the outside plastic and cut the bottle on a diagonal with an Exacto knife. (The Exacto cut more smoothly and evenly than scissors.) Clean up any edges and then paint. You will probably need 2-3 coats to get good coverage.

I tried painting with chalkboard paint because drawing designs on the bottle sounded like fun. Yeah, that part was a bit of a craft fail. The paint ended up coming right off when I tried to write on it. Bright colors work better.

When the paint is dry and you are ready to plant, start by poking a hole in the bottom of the container for drainage. Fill halfway with dirt and add your plant. Then poke two holes on each side of the container. You want the holes to follow the line of the bottle (so one is higher than the other) rather than putting them side by side.

Then string neon rope through holes and knot at the top. Don't stress if your holes aren't in the same place on either side - you can level it out when you tie the knot on top.

Then find a tree to hang your creations. Or just wear them like a necklace....

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