Supplies and Equipemnt for the Self-watering Planter
- Plastic water bottle with a tapered neck
- 10" length of cotton kitchen twine
- FolkArt Painted Finishes by Plaid Enterprises
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Proxxon Thermocut
- Ribbons and tulle for the bow. (See the full tutorial on making the bow on the Bowdabra blog.)
Instructions for Making the Planter
- Cut the neck from the water bottle.
- Cut the cap from the water bottle.
- Paint both sections with your choice of FolkArt Painted Finishes. It comes in rust, moss, concrete, and barnwood. I selected the Concrete Painted Finishes.
- When the paint is dry, use low temp hot glue to attach the kitchen twine to the inside of the neck section. This will serve as a wick to draw water from the lower reservoir section to the plant in the upper section.
- Add a bow to the bottom (water reservoir) section of the planter. (See the full tutorial on making the bow on the Bowdabra blog.)
- Plant herbs or flowers in the top (neck) section of the bottle.
- Fill the bottom with water and place the top section into the bottom.