Cut open a shampoo bottle & get stylish decor

Thinking of creating a DIY mini-succulent container garden or maybe starting a plant from a cutting? Ceramic flower pots get pricier the prettier they are, so why not make your own?
This planter is a recycled shampoo bottle, but it’s brilliantly camouflaged in elegant, patterned contact paper. No one will be the wiser about the planter being a lowly toiletry bottle, and with contact paper available in endless colors and patterns, the sky’s the limit when it comes to achieving the look you want. One of these pieces makes a sweet design detail on a bookshelf, while a group would make a chic but simple centerpiece.
- Shampoo bottle, rinsed out and dried
- X-Acto knife
- Roll of contact paper
- Scissors
- Spool of thick rope cord
- Hot glue gun
- Glue gun sticks
DIY Everywhere
1. Place the shampoo bottle on your work surface.
2. Using the X-Acto knife, cut a line around the bottle, about a third of the way up from the bottom. Separate the top and bottom bottle pieces.
3. Use scissors to trim the upper edge of the bottle's cut portion to even it out.
4. Take the roll of contact paper and wrap it around the cut bottle piece. Make sure it fits around the bottom.
5. Use scissors to cut the paper to fit the bottle , but make sure there’s a little extra paper at the bottom of the bottle. The top portion of paper will meet right at the bottle's upper edge.
6. Unpeel the backing from the contact paper.
7. Carefully affix the paper to the bottle, then crimp and press the paper's lower edge to the bottom of the bottle.
8. Wrap the rope cord around the bottom of the outside of the bottle three times.
9. Cut the cord from the spool.
10. Using the hot glue gun, apply a bit of glue to the bottom of the covered bottle. Affix the end of the cord to it.
11. Continue applying lines of glue and attaching the cord to it until three rows of cord are glued to the bottle.
12. Allow the glue to dry completely.
13. Trim away the excess cord.
14. Repeat steps 8-10, except glue just a single line of the cord to the top outer edge of the bottle.
15. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly.
16. The planter is now ready to be filled with soil and plants.