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I’ll have a glue, glue Christmas — #4: Soda bottle kitty planter

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 Planter | #4 on Alaska Knit Nat's DIY Holiday Craft Guide

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
  • scissors
  • permanent marker
  • acrylic paints in black, white and pink
  • paintbrushes
  • glossy finish spray (optional)
  • small plant
  • extra soil for planting

Click here for the full tutorial.

DIY Soda Bottle Kitty Planter | #4 on Alaska Knit Nat's DIY Holiday Craft Guide

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.

DIY Soda Bottle Kitty Planter | #4 on Alaska Knit Nat's DIY Holiday Craft Guide