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  1. jOYFUL - November 19, 2011

    I have wanted to make these for years.. I can’t find instructions.. can anyone help me ? Or at least tell be where to buy them???? Thanks!

  2. Rogerio - December 9, 2011

    Achei esse trabalho com garrafas de vinho maravilhoso,voce poderia me ensinar como fazer

  3. Lori Ackley - December 23, 2011

    I want to make the wine bottle planters….where are the instructions

  4. Mandy - December 23, 2011

    Where do I find instructions on how to do this project?

  5. Fredi Alt - December 27, 2011

    I love your website but we all want to know how to make some the items displayed on your site!!!! Like the wine bottle planters…Please.

  6. Diane - December 28, 2011

    Here is a website that can show you how to but the bottom of the bottles:

  7. Ann Csalany - January 8, 2012

    would love to know how to

  8. Liz Miller - January 9, 2012

    Would like instructions on the ‘how to’ of wine bottle planters.. thanks

  9. Jessie - January 12, 2012

    Love this maybe I could really have plants Tucker won’t eat l

  10. Dee A Cobbs - January 14, 2012

    love these, please put up some instructions for how these are made

  11. Nikki - January 18, 2012

    I have figured out every step minus on to keep the plant inside the bottle while hanging upside down. Any ideas on how to accomplish this?

  12. Patricia - January 19, 2012

    iI think I have figured it out. Use a glass cutter to remove the bottom of the bottle, sand smooth so you don’t cut yourself. Make a ball of chicken wire or screen that will fit in the bottle, fill with moss. Put a sturdy wire through the top and attach to the wire ball. Add plant and hang.

  13. Katy Flood - February 4, 2012

    Thank you Patricia

  14. sid - February 10, 2012

    to cut the bottom out of a bottle, all you have to do is put a good sized nail inside the bottle. Put it in with the point towards the bottom. shake the bottle up and down until the bottom falls out. works great for soda bottles, with the wine bottles being bigger around you may have trouble keeping the nail straight up and down.

  15. Angie - February 22, 2012

    Need help. i made the wine bottle planters. any thoughts on how to package to give as gift? (without damaging the plant?

  16. Addie - February 23, 2012

    To cut off the bottom of the wine bottle, you will need:
    Acetone (Nail Polish Remover)
    Sink of Cold Water

    1. Wrap yarn around bottom of bottle 5-6 times.
    2. Tie and cut off extra pieces.
    3. Take off yarn and soak in acetone.
    4. Place yarn back onto bottom of bottle.
    5. Light yarn with match and rotate, keeping bottle horizontal.
    6. Continue to rotate bottle as yarn burns.
    7. When the flame is about to go out, place the bottom of the bottle in the water.
    8. Sand the bottom so it isn’t so sharp.

  17. Amber - February 25, 2012

    Thanks Addie!

    Now, how to hang & support them…

  18. Heather - March 7, 2012

    Patricia, your instructions were helpful! When you say to put the chicken wire into the bottle, where does it go? Does the chicken wire go at the bottom of the bottle with the plant on top? I’m don’t understand the order of how to put this all in the bottle. Clarification would be great!

  19. judy - March 12, 2012

    love love love the wine bottle plant holder but could i please get detailed instructions.

  20. Annie S - March 20, 2012

    Heather, I think what Patricia is saying: Make a ball of chicken wire, this goes in the now wide opening of the bottle. This acts as holder for the wire (or string, whatever) for hanging the bottle, it will sit right below the neck of the bottle. Being chicken wire, any rain water will pass thru it to get to the plant. If you put something solid, your plant will not get this water :( Then hold your bottle upside down (wide opening on top) and plant! Hope this helps!

  21. Melissa - March 20, 2012

    But when you hang it,wont the plant fall out?
    You would want to put the ball of wire closer the bottom, with the plant on top, it would tricky… but the only way i can see it done

  22. Georgia Gilligan - March 23, 2012

    would it be possible for someone to post the step by step instructions. As far as cutting the bottles I used our tile cutter and it worked great and it was fast.

  23. Susie - March 27, 2012

    Instructions would be nice.

  24. Catherine - March 27, 2012

    If you look very closely at the pictures, particularly the bottle on the left, you’ll see that there is a long hook hanging inside and extends through the mouth of the bottle creating a hanger. The bottle on the right reveals a wire hoop extending from the chicken wire ball (or other plant-holding material inside) and hangs from the inserted hook. As long as the wire ball and plant aren’t too heavy, it should hang at the bottom of the bottle. If the ball gets too heavy, you’ll need to secure the hook so it doesn’t pull to the neck of the bottle. You might also fasten the wire ball to the bottom opening of the jar – perhaps by creating wire hooks that the jar rests on.

  25. Moggy - March 28, 2012

    This would be easier to do the other way around, like you can do with pop bottles.

    Cut the wine bottle’s bottom off, fill with soil (packed tightly), stand it upright (with the smaller opening at the top), plant a small plant in it and let it establish itself (get a little root ball going), and then flip it upside down and hang it soil (wide) side up and narrow (plant) side down.

    (A pop bottle is easier because you can cut holes in the wide side and hang it with rope…I’m not entirely sure how you’d get the wine bottle to hang. Maybe with a hook, as well, or a macrame plant holder?)

  26. buubok - April 1, 2012

    this is great. looks lovely.

  27. verna - April 3, 2012

    Please send me instructions! I love this!

  28. alice wenzel - April 6, 2012

    Please send instructions on wine bottle planters

  29. Sherry Richards - April 10, 2012

    Instructions please!!!!!!!

  30. Nancy Dey - April 15, 2012

    I agree with everyone else. A step by step on this would be great. The photos are okay, but my question is the same….how do you keep it all from fall out?

  31. June - April 15, 2012

    need instructions please

  32. Malik - April 17, 2012

    I’m so fascinated by this photo, but i can’t find any instructions like everybody else, kindly lemme know if anyone find any instructions.

  33. Nick and Silke - April 20, 2012

    We drill holes in bottles to make bottle lamps (we have instructions on how to do that on our blog).
    I’m wondering if we couldn’t just drill a bigger hole in the bottom of the bottle, like a 2″ hole. The hole just needs to be big enough to insert the plant and let the water drain. We are going to give this a try and take photos along the way.

  34. rendy - April 20, 2012

    Why couldn’t you take a wine bottle and cut the bottom off, take some wire mesh and a washer the is bigger than the opening of the bottle take your wire you will be hanging the bottle from and first make your wire mesh ball and put the hanging wire through the top of it and make sure it is secure ( it will be holding the plant in the bottle. Now thake the washer and the opposite end of the wire and wrap the wire around the washer and feed the wire through the top of the bottle, so that the washer is caught at the neck of the bottle and the plant is also hanging in the bottle, secured by the wire. Just an idea.

  35. Kendra - April 21, 2012

    I think this looks great, and would love to make one for my ivy. I am just unsure as to how you would water the thing…I understand the cutting of the bottle, but the actual planting and care of the plant is what I am unsure about. Anybody have any success with this yet? I would appreciate any help or ideas…

  36. Kendra - April 21, 2012

    Stupid typing!! My email address is

  37. kim - April 22, 2012

    did this with a couple of my orchids. the wire mesh is around the OUTSIDE and across the bottom of the bottle, with moss or spagnum around it. long wire, bent into a small hook through the middle of the mesh and running up through the wine bottle, then curved into a large hook for hanging. plant roots are thru the mesh and into the bottle and planting medium.

  38. Jessica - April 22, 2012

    I featured your wine bottle planters in my blog, a Shimmering Star:

    Three {Crafty} Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!:

    Thank you for your inspiration!

  39. Janis - April 23, 2012

    The Rojas cutter works beautifully too. I did purchase it and am not disappointed. What so ever. I use the bottom portion of the bottles for soy candles and the tops as a candle hold that you can put pebbles or whatever in the lower portion.

  40. Deb Wilkinson - April 30, 2012

    These are so cute! Would you send me the step by step directions please? I would love to make these for Mothers Day! Thank you!!!

  41. Deb Wilkinson - April 30, 2012

    These are so cute! Would you send me the step by step directions please? I would love to make these for Mothers Day! Thank you!

  42. Shannon - May 1, 2012

    I really want to make these for my mom for Mother’s Day. There is something that I dont quite get. Is there anywhere that shows you step my step? Are these real plants in them?

  43. jen | - May 3, 2012

    here’s a video about how to cut the bottom off using matches and nail polish remover:

  44. Rachel - May 3, 2012

    would like the step by step please want to make them for my mothers birthday and mothers day a

  45. cheri - May 4, 2012

    Just tell us how you mount the hanger, please !!!

  46. Lisa - June 5, 2012

    I just made these combining all of your suggestions above. I used the nail polish remover string method to remove the bottom of three bottles. I am a klutz and it was surprisingly easy, no singed eyebrows! I cut three lengths of picture hanging wire and tied a large washer to the end, feeding each one through the bottle with the washer left on the inside to hold it up. Then I filled the bottle about halfway with moss and stuffed each plant inside; a coleus, an ivy, and a sweet potato vine. I watered each one through the top and thought about hanging one but it did seem to be sliding down. So instead I’ve left them on their sides to establish, about five days someone said. I will update if any changes.

  47. Neokentin - June 5, 2012

    Lisa, do not hesitate to send us some pictures of your bottle planter, it will be nice to see other people creations ! :)

  48. Tami Toppen - July 29, 2012

    I think I know how to make these. First cut the bottom off using the yarn and acetone method mentioned or if you have a bottle cutter use that. Sand bottom sharp edge. Now turn it so the wide part is at the top. Put some chicken wire in that in a ball like loose shape to block it up some. Take thick wire about 30 inches long and bend it in half, stick the two ends in the narrow opening and weave them down through the chicken wire inside the bottle till the two wire ends come out the bottom wide end and hook them over the edges of the bottle to hold it. At the narrow end if you have enough wire wrap it around the top of narrow end twist it, form a knot with a little loop at the end for hanging. Add your moss pushed in the chicken wire tight. Put your plant in it ( wide end). THEN SIT THE NARROW END IN A JAR OR CUP OF WATER AND LET THE PLANT TAKE ROOT FOR A WHILE UNTIL IT LOOKS LIKE A MASS OF ROOTS>( Two weeks ) After this happens you have your planter.

  49. Janie - August 17, 2012

    Hi Ladies, I just stumbled upon this site looking at this photo. I know how they did this. :-) I have a photo I can send you if you want showing better detail than I can explain probably. Everyone is right about cutting the bottom off the wine bottle, as for the hanger, here it goes. lol 1. You will need an “O” ring like they use for jewelry, (looks like a key ring). Make sure it’s bigger than the neck of the bottle so not to slip out. 2. Stainless steel wire that will be strong enough to hold, yet bendable. (I recommend stainless steel because it doesn’t rust, but it’s up to you). This can also be used for the hanger, or you can use a different wire for that. 3. Clamp or closure used for jewelry, (optional) 4. Flower starter pot same size as bottle diameter and as deep as you want the moss etc. to go. (Makes it a lot easier to put together) Now to put it together :-) ….. Attach your hanger (wire) to the “O” ring. Keep in mind this is the part that goes in the neck and will be visible, so I like to clamp mine after one twist. (Reason for clamp). The Wire will also be used to hold the flowers in the bottle. (If you look closely at the photos, you can see the indent of the wire wrapping around the moss.) Cut another piece of wire longer than the wine bottle, allowing for the twisting. (You can cut off any excess before placing in the bottle.) Attach wire to the other end of “O” ring. You want to wrap the potting soil and carbon up in the moss, making sure it fits the starter pot so not to be too big or little. If you look at the picture above, the hanger on the left, (looking at screen) has only one plant in it, therefore you don’t see the potting soil. Insert the plants after wrapping the soil and carbon up by cutting holes in moss. Once you have all of them planted, pull your soil moss ball out of pot and wrap the wire around all of it making sure the hanger wire is on the opposite end of the flowers. Be careful not to wrap too tightly, but snug enough to hold. You can try it and see if it fits right by inserting the hanger through the bottom opening of wine bottle. Once the hanger is through the neck, pull up on the hanger slowly instead of pushing up on your flowers. If you need to make any adjustments, you can do so now. Once satisfied, you can hide any wire showing by pulling moss over or sort of brushing it with your fingers. Hang it and ENJOY. Hope this makes sense. lol If you want the photo, contact me at and make sure to put photo of hanging wine bottle planter in subject line. It doesn’t show the plants, but it does show the wire process.

  50. Chelsea - August 26, 2012

    Love this idea. Such a cute rustic look! Thanks for sharing.

  51. isadorasofia - September 12, 2012

    Yes, i will like that the person with photos of how to do this will send it. My sister has a rest. and can use them. Please its better to understand. thanks.

  52. Lynda - September 15, 2012

    Janie, I was just coming to this conclusion! Thank you for taking the time to type it all up and clarify the instructions. I think it is sad that anyone would post such a great idea and then leave us all to punt, for the “how to.”

  53. Peter - October 22, 2012

    Great design, I love it. I shared your post at my own website:

  54. Billie Jo - November 21, 2012

    I would think if you took your plant and made a wire basket from chicken fence or plant wire you could wrap your plant roots in sphagnum moss, wrap with the fence or wire, run a hook up thru it out of the mouth of the bottle to hang and then insert the roots along with moss/wire into the bottom of the bottle that’s open. The moss would give the roots stability and would hold moisture.

  55. Diane - January 18, 2013

    There’s a picture of “hanging wine bottle candles that shows a clear wine bottle. The hanging planter could be done exactly the same way. Click on this website, to the right of the picture of the planters. instead of putting a candle, put a small flower pot with plant already planted. Put it in upright and train the stems of plant to grow down and out of the bottom of the bottle. You could stuff moss around the little plant pot, or just let it show. You could use the bottom of a smaller bottle, like beer bottle for the plant pot.

  56. paula - February 1, 2013

    could you send instructions to me at—thank u

  57. Sandra Lankford - February 20, 2013

    Go to my pinterest board and select gardendelight. you will find this project. click on picture it will take you to site that gives instructions.

  58. Jill Anderson - February 24, 2013

    Super idea but no directions; but there are super instructions on how to cut bottom off bottle here;
    …the way I added a plant to bottle was; (after cutting bottom off bottle,) I purchased a plant and got moss in the woods by our house (enough to fill your wine bottle), or you can buy a bag of moss in floral dept. at; Joann or Walmart. Soak moss in a bowl of warm water (if it’s dry) then remove plant or (plants) from pot. You need about a 7”x 7” inch piece of nylon net or cut about 7” off the toe of a old pantyhose. Take a pencil & make a hole (or holes) in toe of nylon put root, (minus the dirt) through hole (easier to do if your hand is inside the nylon holding it open), grab root from inside nylon & fill with moss about 4 inches deep or so. Form the nylon in a tapered shape (so it fits into bottle) Cut a long piece of wire or twine, long enough to wrap around the top of your nylon up & out the opening of bottle and around a tree branch (or whatever you want to hang you bottle from,) sit back & enjoy! – (Hope this helps!) Follow me on Pinterest; naturesings

  59. paul - March 8, 2013

    Really great idea for a planter, although i think if i was to do it, i would take the labels of my bottles.

  60. Michelle - April 17, 2013

    Watch this video to cut a wine bottle. SUPER easy!

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