Holidays Craft – Self Watering Pots

Going away for holidays? Worried about your plants?

Here is a project to gift yourself some extra peace of mind while you are away! 🙂

How to make self watering pots in 4 easy steps

  1. Cut an X on the cap and slit holes on plastic bottle near the opening
  2. Cut desired length of the wick
  3. Arrange the wick through the X cut and inside bottle
  4. Add medium and plant
How to make self watering pots in 4 easy steps

Step 1 – An X cut on cap

How to make self watering pots in 4 easy steps

small slits or cuts for water drainage from soil

How to make self watering pots in 4 easy steps

Aquarium Filter Wool as wick

How to make self watering pots in 4 easy steps

Step 2 – Aquarium Filter Sponge – Length as desired

How to make self watering pots in 4 easy steps

Cut bottle in half, soil depth as desired. Insert wicking sponge through X cut.

How to make self watering pots in 4 easy steps

Step 3 – Adjust wicking sponge as desired.

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Step 4 – Add growing medium and plant

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Completed – Rehousing our monsters (Venus Fly Trap)

How to make self watering pots in 4 easy steps

Adding cotton in reservoir to prevent mosquitoes breeding and keeping the soil chill with ice

 

Happy Holidays!

 

 

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