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Make a DIY Soda Bottle Sprinkler for Your Garden [7 Easy Steps]

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Step 1: Get a soda bottle © homify / isabelleanderson Step 1: Get a soda bottle

You need a clean, undamaged plastic soda bottle for this project. Rinse the bottle with clean water to remove any residue. Wash it with soap, if required. Examine it closely to ensure no cracks through which water will gush when filling the bottle.

How to use the plastic soda bottle sprinkler to water plants © homify / isabelleanderson How to use the plastic soda bottle sprinkler to water plants

Group four or five pots in a circle and place the DIY soda bottle sprinkler in the centre. The water will sprinkle in all directions to water all the pots. You can also use this idea to water a garden bed, trough planter, or a raised planter bed. 

More soda bottle sprinkler ideas:

·    If you are considering setting up a drip irrigation system? How about using this idea to save money? Group your plants in different corners of the garden or terrace. Buy T-shape hose connectors to connect to the hose in various sections to water each group of plants. Depending on the distance between each set of plants, you might need a longer hose.

·    You can also use this bottle sprinkler to refresh a drooping plant you forgot to water. The dry soil in the pot will make water soak through quickly, leaving little time for the roots to absorb the moisture. Instead, place the plastic bottle sprinkler in the pot and fill it by turning on the hose. The water will trickle through the holes to drench the soil gradually, allowing the roots to absorb the moisture.

·    As I mentioned earlier, another way to make an easy sprinkler or sprayer is to make holes in the soda bottle cap, fill the bottle with water, and place it upside down to create a sprinkler effect. You can also suspend the bottle over a plant to shower it. This works well for removing dust from the leaves.

·    If you have a rectangular planter, instead of making holes around the bottle, pierce them along one side. Place the bottle horizontally over the planter to water a wider area.

·    Don’t have a hose to connect or have just a few plants to water? Then, the double bottle trick is for you. Make holes in one bottle following the steps in this tutorial. Then, fill another bottle of the same size with water. Join the bottle with the holes to the other bottle’s mouth. Use duct tape to hold the two bottles together before turning them to place the filled bottle on top. As the water from the top bottle fills the one below, water will spray out of the holes to make a sprinkler.

The DIY water sprinkler from plastic bottle © homify / isabelleanderson The DIY water sprinkler from plastic bottle

As the water fills the bottle, it will flow out from the holes to create a sprinkler effect. It’s that simple!

Step 7: Turn on the hose © homify / isabelleanderson Step 7: Turn on the hose

Connect the other end of the hose to a faucet and turn it on to fill the bottle.

Step 6: Secure with duct tape © homify / isabelleanderson Step 6: Secure with duct tape

Use duct tape to fix the hose to the bottle. Wrap duct tape around the bottle mouth to secure the hose and prevent it from sliding out of the bottle.

Step 5: Insert the hose © homify / isabelleanderson Step 5: Insert the hose

Place one end of the hose inside the bottle.

The bottle with holes © homify / isabelleanderson The bottle with holes

My plastic bottle looks like this after piercing it with a hot nail.

Step 4: Poke holes in the bottle © homify / isabelleanderson Step 4: Poke holes in the bottle

Place the hot nail on the plastic bottle to make holes (the hot nail will melt the plastic). Do this all over the bottle, heating the nail again, if required.

Step 3: Heat the nail on the fire © homify / isabelleanderson Step 3: Heat the nail on the fire

Turn on the gas to heat the sharp end of the nail.

Step 2: Hold a nail with the tip of the pliers © homify / isabelleanderson Step 2: Hold a nail with the tip of the pliers

You need to make holes in the bottle to convert it into a sprinkler. To do this, start by holding a nail at the pliers' tip. The nail’s pointy end must face outside.

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