All right, now it’s time to start making some crafty gifts that hopefully don’t suck. I’m so over homemade bath salts, soup in a jar and t-shirt pillows. Let’s shake it up a bit and give the gift of creative recycling.
My best friend Kelly and I made kitty planters last spring out of 2-liter plastic soda bottles. Somehow, despite my brown thumb, I’ve managed to keep it alive. This craft is easy, not too time consuming and cute as hell. It requires minimal artistic ability, which is a big plus for me.
DIY Soda bottle kitty planters: No. 4 on Alaska Knit Nat’s DIY Holiday Craft Guide
What you’ll need:
- one, two-liter soda bottle
- permanent marker
- acrylic paints in black, white and pink
- glossy finish spray (optional)
- small plant
- extra soil for planting
Click here for the full tutorial.
Isn’t she lovely? I call her Beatrice. I have a friend whose dog is called Jack (same name as my son), so I figured I should name my fake pet after her daughter.
3 thoughts on “I’ll have a glue, glue Christmas — #4: Soda bottle kitty planter”
Super cute!!! Such a good idea to recycle those plastic bottles. A little thing I do with them is make mini greenhouses for starter plants. Just cut the bottle in half and put soil in the bottom half,water and put in your starter plant, Put the neck half back on,it does take a bit of pushing,leave the top on until the plant roots well,then take the cap off and let it start to grow. When it’s growing well take to top half off. And if you mad the cute little planter for the bottom your gift would be ready to go. It worked really well for coleus,begonias and swedish ivy.
Mini greenhouses-such a great idea! I’ll have to give it a try.
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