We go through about a bottle of 2L milk every 5 days or so in our household. That’s not a lot as we try to drink less milk; can’t totally cut out as the kids prefer not to have soy, especially when taken neat. But that’s a discussion for another day…
So for those of you who have a lot of plastic milk bottles each week (or other similar bottles), check out these hanging planters.
I cut out the tops, being careful to leave the ‘bends’ for structural strength. Remember to poke holes at the bottom (I’ve forgotten a few times!). Then I used these wire coat hangers that someone discarded to hang them in the gaps between the rail and the palings. You could improve on this by decorating the bottles 🙂
I thought that they would be blown around in the wind a lot but they are surprisingly ‘calm’ because of the protection from the fence. I don’t think they will last long although I’ve also used these bottles for coddling moth traps and they are still ok after a year. When they do breakdown, then we can recycle them. That gives them at least another year of useful life!