15 Creative DIY Recycled Plastic Bottle Garden Ideas

Plastic Bottle Garden Ideas

Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil

Don’t throw away your used plastic bottles.

They’ll only add to the pile that’s already in the landfill.

Instead, try some of these wonderful plastic bottle garden ideas.

I’m sure they’ll surprise you because of how great they look.

Check them out below.

Wall Garden with Recycled Bottles

Plastic Bottle Garden Ideas

This is an amazing home in Brazil that uses recycled bottles to create stunning vertical garden.

I’m not sure how much time the owner spent carving the bottles and growing the plants.

But, I can tell you it’s awesome!

It’s so well done and organized that the wall garden blends so well with the home.

Half Bottles Against a Framediy recycled Plastic Bottle Garden Ideas

This one requires a little more skill.

The bottles and the plants are fairly straightforward.

But, welding the frame and setting it up is a bit trickier.

That said, if you look towards the left of the screen, the owner uses a wooden frame as well.

Either way, this is a beautiful way to decorate a section of your home.

Succulent Containers

Succulent Containers

You’ll need wider bottles for this.

And, by cutting out the bottom part of the containers, you’ll be able to create a base container for your succulents.

This is perfect because succulents are small.

As such, you don’t need too tall a container to hold them.

Although, getting something wider allows you to grow more succulents per container which makes them more visually appealing.

Top Half Hanging Containers

hanging containers

You can likewise use the top half of bottles and carve out the bottom to fit your plants.

This makes it easier to hang them up.

The shape of the bottle also offers extra design qualities that add to aesthetics as well.

DIY Plastic Bottle Planters

DIY Plastic Bottle Planters

Follow the tutorial here to learn how to make your own plastic bottle planters.

This is a great way to save yourself the money of spending on pots or other types of plant containers.

The transparent plastic of the planters also allows you to see exactly what’s happening underneath.

That’s something you almost never see with most plants since they’re under the soil or in pots.

That said, you can also cover the lower have with decorative designs.

This keeps guests and visitors from seeing the dirtier bottom half.

Pyramid Herb Garden

Pyramid Herb Garden

This pyramid guarantees that everyone will be talking about it.

There’s no way that any visitor won’t notice it.

And, in all likelihood, they’ll be in awe of it.

If you look closely, you’ll see how meticulously the tubing and plastic containers are set up.

Of course, there’s the work that goes into planting each and every one of them.

Recycled Bottle Cactus Planters

Pyramid Herb Garden

How about hanging cactus planters?

This is an amazing looking setup.

The strings not only hold up the cacti and their plastic planters, they ‘re also bright and lively.

This makes it very appealing to the eyes.

Upside Down Hanging Bottles

Upside Down Hanging Bottles

Here’s another way to using hanging recycled bottles.

But in this case, you don’t only hang them, you set them up to create a vertical garden.

The frame is great because it’s thin and unobtrusive.

That is, it allows you to focus on the plants.

DIY Bottle Tower Garden

DIY Bottle Tower Garden

This is another wonderful take on a vertical garden using bottles.

This time, the setup comes with the plastic bottles lined up to form tubes.

By cutting sections in the tubes, you’ll allow the plants to grow of from the sides.


Happy Flower Pots

Happy Flower Pots

These happy planters are perfect for tabletops.

You can put them on the living room table or to the side.

The best thing about them is that no two planters need to be alike.

You’ll be able to show off your creativity by decorating them they way you want.

And, the kids can join the fun as well.

Nothing beats that!

Overhead Hanging Planters

Overhead Hanging Planters

This is another take on hanging planters.

This time, it’s using the top half of the plastic bottles and inverting them.

You can likewise color the end of the bottles to add more design to them.

This also allows you to cover some of the dirt at the bottom which a few people don’t like seeing.

Recycled Coca-Cola Bottles

Recycled Coca-Cola Bottles

Coke bottles are well known for their shapes.

In this case, the wider mid section works well as it allows you to cut it out without destroying the integrity of the plastic container.

Doing so lets you grow plants inside the bottle and have them sprout out to the sides.

Vertical String Planters

Vertical String Planters

This is a another take on the very first plastic bottle idea above.

But, instead of being stuck against the wall, these horizontal bottles are hung via strings.

This allows them to look like they naturally flow downwards.

Stacked Bottles in a Wood Frame

Stacked Bottles in a Wood Frame

If you look at this piece from afar, you’d probably think it’s very complicated to make.

That’s because of how the plastic bottle halves are stacked over one another.

But, take a closer look and you’ll see how they all sit against the wooden frame behind.

That said, it’s a great way to organize and set up your garden.

In fact, it’s perfect for herb gardens allowing you to easily pick them when it’s time.

Indoor Herb Garden

Indoor Herb Garden

Speaking of herb hardens, this is a very elegant way of setting them up using plastic bottles.

I’d actually love to put something like this up in or near the kitchen so I can easily grow herbs for cooking.

Plus, they’re definitely eye-catching and a wonderful conversation piece.


Most plastic bottles end up in the dump site.

In some cases, people recycle them.

This is one way you can use a lot of your plastic bottles for your garden.

The ideas and designs above aren’t only functional, they’re great looking as well.

What do you do with your used plastic bottles? Let me know below.


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