Planter Using Upcycled Wine Bottles

What could be more fun than to make a  planter like this planter using upcycled wine bottles? Think about it –  You get to enjoy emptying the bottle with good friends, and then the pride of creating something unique!

Planter using upcycled wine bottles – dare to air! Taunt gravity with this great design idea!

We really love the way this little garden is, including the idea to keep the label on! First, you have to cut the glass bottle! You cannot use soil as the planting medium, but you can use moss/peat moss. Use wire that you can decoratively wrap around the neck of the bottle, or a pretty rope to suspend the air planter!  Hang it up and impress your family & friends!

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jOYFUL
jOYFUL

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!

Rogerio
Rogerio

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

Lori Ackley
Lori Ackley

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

Mandy
Mandy

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

Fredi Alt
Fredi Alt

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.

Diane
Diane

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

Ann Csalany
Ann Csalany

would love to know how to

Liz Miller
Liz Miller

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

Jessie
Jessie

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

Dee A Cobbs
Dee A Cobbs

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

Nikki
Nikki

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?

Patricia
Patricia

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.

Katy Flood
Katy Flood

Thank you Patricia

sid
sid

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.

Angie
Angie

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

Addie
Addie

To cut off the bottom of the wine bottle, you will need:
Match
Yarn
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.

Amber
Amber

Thanks Addie!

Now, how to hang & support them…

Heather
Heather

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!

Anna campbell
Anna campbell

:)

judy
judy

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

Annie S
Annie S

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!

Melissa
Melissa

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

Georgia Gilligan
Georgia Gilligan

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.

Susie
Susie

Instructions would be nice.

Catherine
Catherine

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… Read more »

Moggy
Moggy

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… Read more »

buubok
buubok

this is great. looks lovely.

verna
verna

Please send me instructions! I love this!

alice wenzel
alice wenzel

Please send instructions on wine bottle planters

Sherry Richards
Sherry Richards

Instructions please!!!!!!!

Nancy Dey
Nancy Dey

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?

June
June

need instructions please

Malik
Malik

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.

Nick and Silke

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.

rendy
rendy

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… Read more »

Kendra
Kendra

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…endrakay@frontiernet.net

kim
kim

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.

Jessica
Jessica

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

Three {Crafty} Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!:

Thank you for your inspiration!

Janis
Janis

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.

Deb Wilkinson
Deb Wilkinson

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!!!

Shannon
Shannon

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?

jen | paintcutpaste.com
jen | paintcutpaste.com

here’s a video about how to cut the bottom off using matches and nail polish remover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHWYjMlYH50

Rachel
Rachel

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

cheri
cheri

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

Lisa
Lisa

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… Read more »

Neokentin

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

Tami Toppen
Tami Toppen

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… Read more »

Janie
Janie

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,… Read more »

Chelsea
Chelsea

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

rosa
rosa
Reply to  Chelsea

Hi! I would like more detais.

isadorasofia
isadorasofia

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.

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