Summers here, let the Gardening begin -D.I.Y

May 29, 2015

Hey Guys! Welcome to my first installment of D.I.Y projects. I am a huge fan of DIY/Pinterest and I ‘m excited to share my obsession with you.

Now I think it’s fair I only warn you that I do not have luck with plants and this is my first time planting a herb garden. However as I mentioned I am a D.I.Y’er in training, so cheers to trying something new:


Here is what you’ll need:

  • Scissors or a utility knife
  • Marker
  • Plastic bottle (we choose a 5litre bottle)
  • (If you’re as lucky as me) beautiful assistant


  1. To start you are going to draw a rectangular shape alongside of the bottle. Ideally you will want to leave about a 1-inch lip on each end and draw about 1 1/4 inch down on each side.
  1. Take your scissors/utility knife and cut along the rectangle you drew
  1. A very important step I forgot to show you in the video, puncture 4-6 holes on the bottom side of the bottle (the side that will be facing down). This is extremely important, these holes will help the water flow threw the vase and not get trapped inside.
  1. Take your soil and fill your new vase to about 1/8 inch to the lip, in the middle insert the herb of your choice. We choose Basil, Thyme, Peppers, and Green Onions.

 Voila! That’s it!


If you aren’t fond of the see-through earthy look of your new vase feel free to decorate it as you please. (Awesome opportunity to get the kiddies involved)

Re-purposing these old bottles we had laying around the house, not only save us some cash, we also feel a little bit more environmentally friendly. Not to menion it gave my little family an excuse to turn off the TV, put down our many devices and get outside together (I think Delilah was most excited). Can’t wait to see your renditions of the bottle garden.

Happy planting!

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