I hate see plastic waste go to the landfills. I try to recycle /upcycle all the plastic waste my household generates. I love gardening and I am always running out of planters. I use shampoo bottles and such to make planters which are beautiful and last long. I have tried using them just as they are after cutting off the top portion but that never works as exposure to harsh sunlight makes these bottles crumble. Just an addition of white cement or tile filler paste is enough to keep them lasting for years. An additional coat of paint makes them even more durable. A little glitter here and there makes it look amazing. All you need a teeny bit of creativity and patience. You can do your bit to save our green planet.
This is the first step after sanding, applying white tile paste and designing with a tooth pick and a knife.
This pot was broken , I usually throw away broken plastic pots however this time I covered the crack with a sealant and did the surface work to strengthen the pot and designed the white tile paste with a tooth pick. This is how it looks when I finished it. The whole job on all the bottles took me about a couple of hours.
These is some of the finished work, it isn't exactly perfect but will do fine in my garden. Now, I can add another half a dozen plants to my garden.. isn't that wonderful? I am happy that so much junk didn't end up in the landfill.
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