A Quick Upcycling Crafts Project for Adults
For those who prefer plants that are low maintenance but still allow them to exercise their green thumb, then succulents are an excellent choice, and wine bottle planters are a great accent that anybody can make themselves. After the holidays, what better way to recycle than to use those old wine bottles and repurpose them as planters. Here is a quick guide to show you how to make Wine Bottle Planters!
Tools and Supplies for Wine Bottle Planters
- Glass Cutter
- Scoring Tool
- Safety Glasses
- Empty Wine Bottles
- Potting/Succulent Soil
Directions for Wine Bottle Planters
- Remove labels by soaking the bottles in warm, soapy water for at least 20 minutes.
- Scrape off as much of the label as you can with a razor. Start by using your hands and continue to scrape at the more stubborn adhesive with the blade.
- Lightly, draw a line to map out the incision. You can draw a line around the bottle, or if you prefer to lay the bottle on its side as a planter, you can cut a lengthwise oval on one side.
- Put on safety goggles and begin to cut the bottle with a glass cutter or scoring tool. Note: If you don’t have a glass cutter, you can use a scoring tool and a candle instead.
- Score the glass and then heat the bottle by pouring boiling water over it or rotating the bottle over a candle for about ten minutes.
- After the bottle is heated, cool it down by holding it under a stream of water.
- Once the bottle starts to crack, gently twist both sides and pull apart.
- Finally, sand down the edges for extra safety, and if you want to use a nice finish over the glass, use Modge Podge or a similar product to seal cracks and polish the glass.
- If the bottle is to be on its side and you still have the cork, try cutting it in half to use as stoppers to keep the bottle from rolling. If not, you can always add a few rubber studs for extra security.
- Scoop the potting soil into the base of the bottle and re-pot the succulent.
It may take a few tries before the bottle is perfectly trimmed, but you can also use different cuts and styles to make an interesting piece. You can pair short planters with tall ones or narrow bottles with wide ones—look at few combinations. Having plants in your home encourages a better flow of oxygen, deters illnesses, cleans the air, and can be a great sight for sore eyes.
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