DIY beer and wine bottle planter

super cute and easy craft for your plants!

Instead of throwing those old wine and beer bottles into the recycling bin, why not upcycle them into something you can use for your garden?

This easy DIY turns empty bottles into homes for potted plants! With a little baker's twine, you can hang these from trees for fun summer decor or hang them on your porch!

You can't beat a project that costs you next to nothing to make! Plus, this gives you another reason to drink up that wine and beer (as if you needed one!).

What you'll need: 

  • Empty wine and beer bottle
  • Baker's twine or rope
  • Soil
  • Plants
  • Scissors

Step 1: Fill your bottles with soil

After your bottles have been cleaned, fill them about one-third to one-half full with soil.

dirt in bottle

Because the lip of the bottle is so narrow, you'll have to use a funnel or small shovel. We used a spoon and it worked great.

fill bottle with dirt

Step 2: Wrap twine around head of the bottles

Cut about about 2-1/2 to 3 inches of baker's twine off the roll. Fold the twine over so that you have two pieces of equal length. Wrap the twine around the neck of the bottle.


Then wrap the twine tightly around the neck of the bottle until the top of the neck is wrapped with twine.

wrap twine

twine bottle holder

Give the pieces a pull every now and then to ensure they are on as tight as they can be.

tie tight

Step 3: Hang!

Carefully tie the twine pieces to a heavy branch outside or a hook on your porch.

hang twine

Then fill with your favorite plants or flowers and enjoy!

bottles final DIY

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Tags: garden on a budget

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Comments on "DIY Wine and beer bottle hanging plant holder"

Stacy June 28, 2012 | 3:20 PM

How cute are these??! This would also be a fun idea for the kids to do - and it's probably free! You could let them each make two bottles and fill with a plant they find in the backyard or at a local park. Sounds like a great day for them and a great day for me since they will be occupied. Thanks for the how to guide!

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