Upcycling Plastic - Planters From Shampoo Bottles

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.




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This is the first step after sanding, applying white tile paste and designing with a tooth pick and a knife. 






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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.




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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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COMMENT

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preview not available Hafsa M
02 Mar

it's a good habit to recycle wastage, if everyone starts doing it then many climates changes problems will be solved

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Sofs Su
02 Mar

Besides that we would have a clean country as well.

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Ishmael Kelechi
02 Mar

Wow!!

This is so creative of you. Making those beautiful vase-like planters is such a beautiful idea. 

A little touch here and there made it appear a beautiful piece at the end.

22

Sofs Su
02 Mar

True, its so simple actually.

10

Curtis Williams
02 Mar

Awesome idea. How do you get the plaster to stick to the plastic? Did you build a mould?

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Sofs Su
02 Mar

I sand the surface and apply a layer of tile filler . You could aslo mix it with wood glue for better adhession.

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Curtis Williams
02 Mar

I see, you must rough up the surface a bit first. Make sense. I will definitely start giving it a go as this is a possible means to create job opportunities. 

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Noor Badshah
02 Mar

Recycling is a good hobby and you have a talent to recycle things, it's not easy for everyone to do. This type of artwork is extraordinary. I can't recognize your shampoo bottles. 

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Sofs Su
02 Mar

Actually it is very simple, it didn't even take me much time.

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Noor Badshah
02 Mar

I understand, but it's your ability.

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Jeremiah Akpabio
02 Mar

You're creative my dear. Most people throw away their plastics with no idea that they could be more useful after recycling. Much to learn from your message, thanks for sharing this good information. 

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Sofs Su
02 Mar

If we can all do these things in a small way the world would be a better place.

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