Trash Hacker: Plastics to Plants

We’re excited to introduce our newest blogger, Kolika Chatterjee who has crafted an easy-to-follow photo tutorial bringing paperwhites to life with the aid of plastic water bottles. No need to purchase a plant pot for your bulbs when you have plastic bottles at hand!

By Kolika Chatterjee

Collect Plastic Bottles, Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

1) Collect Plastic Bottles. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

Cut Bottles. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

2) Cut Bottles. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

3) Peel Off Label. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

3) Peel Off Label. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

4) Layer With Pebbles. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

4) Layer With Pebbles. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

5) Place Bulb Inside. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

5) Place Bulb Inside. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

6) Pour water to cover pebbles. Water shouldn't touch bulb. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

6) Pour water to cover pebbles. Water shouldn’t touch bulb. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

7) Sprouting day 1. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

7) Sprouting day 1. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

8) Growth day 11. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

8) Growth day 11. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

9) Growth Day 21. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

9) Growth Day 21. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

10) Full bloom day 24. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

10) Full bloom day 24. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

11) Day 30. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

11) Day 30. Photo © Kolika Chatterjee

Looking for more plastic bottle reuses? Please visit our Trash Backwards app, where we have 70+ plastic bottle DIY projects for you to try. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find:

Click Through For Plastic Bottle Reuses at Trash Backwards.

Click Through For Plastic Bottle Reuses at Trash Backwards.

If you have trash reuse ideas to share with us or our readers, please let us know in the comments below!

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2 Comments on “Trash Hacker: Plastics to Plants”

  1. January 12, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    Interesting !!

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