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Spring is finally here and I can’t get enough plants! After such a long winter, I am ready for greenery and color all of the time. Instead of buying all new planters and to help reduce the amount of waste in our landfills, I’ve partnered with Aveeno to upcycle one of their empty bottles into a fun wall planter! What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with a simple and super affordable DIY?! Here’s how:
Time: 25 minutes + dry time
– Empty Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion bottle
– Spray paint
– Large tack or nail for mounting
I used this lotion all winter long, so I had an empty bottle on hand. You’ll want to make sure your bottle is empty before starting so you don’t gunk up your scissors. It helps to cut the top part off first, making sure you cut as far down as the label starts. This will not only make it easier to clean out any leftover lotion, but it makes peeling off the label much faster. Once you’ve removed your label, remove sticky residue and wipe with a clean towel.
It helps to draw your design on the bottle before cutting. I used a marker that wiped off the bottle so there were no worries about it showing through the paint.
When cutting, try to remove any large chunks of plastic first before getting into the details. For example, I cut downward into the bottle, as close to the scallops as I could. Then I went back in to shape up the scallops. Consider having two different sizes of scissors on hand or even an X-Acto knife for more precision.
When your planter is all cut out, it’s time to paint! Have fun with this part, and don’t be afraid to mix colors. I went for a gradient look by overlapping yellow, orange and pink. Let your planter really dry so that you don’t make any smudges when you go to pot your plant. If you’re worried about keeping your plants alive, look into a faux option. You’d be surprised how real they look these days.
All that’s left to do is add your plant and hang on the wall!