Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hanging Tomato Plant

Micah saw this cool idea online the other day and my mom happened to give me a tomato plant at the same time, so we made this together.

What you need:
tomato plant, preferably a small one 2 liter clean bottle hot glue hole punch wire heat gun (or you can skip that step) and pliers fabric, burlap, whatever potting soil tomato plant

optional:
flowers to plant on the top ribbon to finish the edges

Directions
  • cut off the bottom of the 2 liter (you can reuse the bottom by making into a flower but thats a whole different post)
  • punch four holes for the hanger
  • carefully heat plastic and use pliers to invert the neck of bottle into itself
  • cover bottle with fabric *and ribbon, this will dress it up and also help the lifespan of the bottle in the sun
  • carefully place tomato plant at a bit of an angle inside the part you just inverted (the bottle opening) and fill up with potting soil. on the other side
  • attach hanger
  • water and hang!
You can also put flowers at the top to make it a hanging plant as well.

Here it is in its tiny glory.

And the best part of this was, we don't need a tomato plant cage/stand because of gravity, we recycled and we used everything from what we already had! Pin It

2 comments:

Melissa Tresler said...

Very pretty!

sherry said...

Neat idea. I saw this in a garden catalog and was intrigued with the idea. It will be fun to see how your plant does. Another great project

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