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DIY Seed Starters from Bottles

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diy seed starters

Earth Day was this week and we are celebrating the Earth all month long!  We love to reuse and recycle in our home.  Ever since learning about it at school my 6 year old has been particularly eager to make sure nothing goes to waste.  We have a lot of fun trying to think of fun uses for different containers and packaging.  Today I’m sharing with you how we upcycled empty tea bottles into diy seed starters for our garden.

We had a lot of fun with this one and maybe your family would enjoy this project as well.

Here’s what you will need to make your own diy seed starters:

diy seed starters materials

  • plastic bottles
  • a small scrap of fabric
  • dirt or soil
  • seeds
  • popsicle sticks & mod podge (for making the optional plant markers)

Step 1:  Was out your empty bottles. Let them dry.

Step 2: Cut the bottles in half.

the bottles cut

Step 3: Put a little water in the bottom half.

half bottle

Step 4: Poke holes in the top half of the bottle and turn it upside down.

Step 5: Put a small scrap of fabric in the bottom of the top half the bottle, fill it with dirt, and plant the seed.

top of bottle with paper towel in it

soil added

Step 6: Place the top half of the bottle in the bottom half.

part put together

Your seed starters are done!

To label our little seedlings we made markers for each row using the bottle from the lid, a popsicle stick, modge podge, and plant names printed out on paper.  First I used hot glue to attach the lid from the bottle to a popsicle stick.

top of bottle glued to popsicle stick

Then I covered it with a layer of mod podge, put on the paper label, then covered it with one more layer of mod podge.


label assembled

everything put together

The bottles we used for our seedling project were from the NEW Peach Ginger Honest® Tea.

the tea

The NEW Peach Ginger Honest® Tea is available at Kroger.  I found it in the Natural & Organics section.

the tea in store

the tea shelf

Peach tea is one of my husband’s favorites.  We enjoyed the new flavor.  It’s unsweetened which is perfect with the peach and ginger combination.  There is no added sugar.  Peach Ginger Honest® Tea is is organic and Fair Trade.  It’s brewed with real tea leaves, just like we make it at home.

You can find more #RefreshinglyHonest inspiration here.

Mary Martha Mama