In honor of Earth Day and planting season we thought we’d do our part by upcycling a few random bottles and jars we had in our recycling bin.

But first, we needed a game-plan. We had to assemble our team.

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With our team intact, we surveyed our recycling bin for lucky upcycle candidates.

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Bentley thought it would be cool to make two self watering planters, a small one out of the Lawry’s Steak Sauce and large one from the Canada’s Dry. ┬áThe peanut butter jar is just a simple pot.

The key mechanism for self watering is below:

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We also decided to make a little self contained greenhouse to help retain heat and moisture for seedlings.

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Next we lined the green plastic throughout our bottles and filled each container with soil.

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The yarn will wick water from the bottom up through the soil dispersing it throughout the roots system.

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