Keep your plants warm in style
What you will need:
- Pots (we used terracotta pots)
- Stones or pebbles
- A selection of plants
- Empty 2-litre plastic bottles
- String and embellishments
- A glue gun
- Stanley knife
- Spray paint
Start by potting your plants
Pots must have drainage holes. Add stones to the bottom of the pots to assist with drainage.
Half fill with potting soil.
Place the plants in the pots and fill in with potting soil. Firm down around the plants and water well.
Now, use the plastic bottles to make the cloches that will fit over your plants
Cut a 2-litre bottle in half, across, using a Stanley knife. Tie different types of string around the neck of the bottles.
Use a glue gun to stick embellishments onto the string. Scrabble tiles make good decorations.
Spray-paint decorative wooden birds, or whatever decorations you have.
Wrap string around the middle of the bottle and glue the birds to the string.
Add beads to the ends of the string, tying knots to hold them in place.
Carefully place the cloche over the flowers. This creates a mini-hothouse that keeps the plants warm and moist, and also protects against pests.