Watering Cans

Make your own watering cans for the garden in a simple and economical way

If you are starting in the world of gardening and have realized that you are missing a  shower, do not worry, you can do it yourself with recycled materials. Water is essential in a garden , and if we do not have a good irrigation system, you can always opt for these simple and beautiful showers made from recycled products.

Pay attention and start tomorrow to get down to work.

Watering Cans

Watering cans with recycled materials for your garden

We present a series of tips that you can easily follow to make it.

Home Drip System

One of the best ways to keep our plants and flowers well hydrated is to make a drip-based irrigation system, that is, with the help of a hose and a large bottle of at least 5 or 10 liters.

To do it you will need:

  • A hose of the length you consider to cover all the pots and terrariums.
  • A high capacity carafe.

Then, start drilling the hose where necessary to create openings for the plants. Place it in such a way that it matches the stems. Do not forget to cover one end of the hose.

Make a cut or a groove to the bottle so that it can be connected to the hose. Also, make another  hole to make it easier to fill it with water. 

Finally, hang the bottle high once you’ve connected the hose and you’ll have your new drip system running.

Carafes with plastic bottles

It is one of the simplest systems we can carry out. Get some bottles of water, you can select the size that best suits your needs.

Whether half a liter or 5 liters, it will suffice.  First of all, clean the bottom of the bottles, since any chemical can be polluting for the plants.

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Then pick up the cap and make small holes with a punch , with a spiral it will suffice, or draw the symbol of S.

Try to make the holes the same size so that the water comes out regularly and constantly.

Once you have it, refill the bottle, close the cap and you will have your shower ready. This is undoubtedly one of the cheapest ways to make our own shower.

Sprinklers made with plastic bottles

If you are one of those who have a large garden and are thinking of placing sprinklers to facilitate the task of irrigation, let us first advise these home sprinklers. 

You just have to take a bottle, for example, one of a 2-liter soda. Clean it and then shape it .

Do it linearly, vertically or horizontally. Connect the hose to the bottle cap and let the force of the water force it out through the holes made earlier.

You will see that it will reach many points and you can give the plants , grass and trees, all at once.

Decorate your old showers

If you have old showers but you can not use them because they are rusty, they are not comfortable or very heavy, we leave you some ideas so you can decorate your garden with them.

They can give it a very original and country touch . They can become the protagonists.

  • They can be used as centerpieces. 
  • In addition, they can be converted into hanging pots. 
  • They can be very original pots . Plants and flowers look great on them.
  • Also, we can keep inside wine corks or precious stones. 
  • Of course, you can paint them in different colors and give color points to your garden. 
  • Depending on the size, if you restore them, they can be used to decorate the interior of your house or to place the kitchen utensils inside .

As you could imagine, these are just some of the ideas for you to make showers from plastic bottles and recycled materials .

Having a garden care says a lot about a person. Surely, like us, you like nature and also savings, for this reason, we look for the tricks that can make our lives a little easier. 

Share with your friends these learned tricks and do not hesitate to put them into practice; Everyone at home has some other plastic bottle that we can use better or have a second life. 

Plants in plastic

4 potting ideas made with plastic bottles

Do you want to know some ideas to reuse the containers that you no longer need? We show you 4 ideas of pots made with plastic bottles that will not take you more than a few minutes.

In all the houses we have several and many times in disuse, since it is a material used to store several products, such as dairy products, beverages and cleaners.

They have two great advantages, one their low cost, and another the ease with which different objects can be made from them.

Plants in plastic

4 potting ideas made with plastic bottles

Taking into account the large amount that we have, the multiple forms and the need to reuse them, in this article we propose 4 great ideas to make beautiful planters at home and, at the same time, give them our personal style to accompany the decoration of the place.

1. Pots

These pots are special for small green plants, for example for aromatic plants or for a flowerbed. They are also ideal if you do not want to paint them and you like to see the color of the earth and the plant you place on it.

Materials:

  • Plastic bottles with a stopper (4 or as many as you like)
  • Knife
  • Earth
  • Plants to place in pots

How it is done:

  • First, put the caps on the bottles.
  • Then, put one horizontally.
  • Then, very carefully, make a cut at the top so that it is hollow and is the size that the pot is desired.
  • Then, at the bottom, it drills to drain the water.
  • Repeat the steps with the other bottles.
  • Put earth.
  • Finally, place the plants and water them.

2. Miniature garden

These small gardens are very easy to make. In addition, they are suitable for small spaces.

Materials:

  • Plastic bottle (1 or 2)
  • Small rocks
  • Earth
  • Plant
  • Knife

How it is done:

  • First, cut the bottle in half with the knife.
  • Take the bottom and drill it so that the water can pass.
  • Then place some dirt.
  • Then, put the plant.
  • Add a little more land.
  • You can put a layer of fine stones on the sides so that they look through the plastic.
  • It covers with earth.
  • Finally, place stones above and decorate with them.

3. A colorful touch with soda lids

If you want to give a colorful touch to your pots and thus brighten your garden, you cannot miss this idea. You just have to put together different soda caps to get different colors and get down to work with these simple steps:

Materials:

  • 1 plastic bottle
  • Knife or scissors
  • Colored caps (20)
  • Gun and silicone
  • Green plant (1)
  • Earth

How it is done:

  • First, cut the bottle in half with scissors or knife.
  • Then, take the bottom and make holes in it.
  • Next, glue the caps around the bottle with silicone.
  • Cover the entire pot.
  • Finally, place the soil and the plant.

4. Golden pot

If you want to give your pots a more elegant and formal color, you can follow this idea. It will not look like plastic, since the paint will give it the appearance of golden metal. In addition, a disused CD can be placed in the base and shaped like a cup.

Materials:

  • Plastic bottle (1)
  • Knife
  • Deprecated CD (1)
  • Glue
  • Gloves
  • Golden color spray paint
  • Plant
  • Earth

How it is done:

  • First, take the bottle and cut in half.
  • Then, take the top part (the funnel-shaped one) and insert the spout into the CD.
  • Locate the CD as a base, so there will be a cup shape. Fixed with glue.
  • With gloves for protection, paint the bottle and the CD.
  • Finally, place the plant and the earth.

With these ideas of pots made with plastic bottles you can, in a very simple and rewarding way, decorate your environments in an original way Tell us which one you liked the most!