How to Make a Self-Watering Planter

This Saturday, March 13th, our partners at the OSU Museum of Art will be offering free art kits that include everything you need to make this self-watering planter! If you don't make it on Saturday to pick up your kit, gather the following supplies: an empty, clean plastic drink bottle, a piece of yarn and a needle, scissors, a small plant of your choice, and some extra soil. If you want to decorate the top part of the bottle, you will also want some acrylic paint and a paintbrush. Once you've finished the project and the plant is in its new home, add more water to the bottom as needed. The string will pull the water from the bottle bottom up to the roots of your plant. Watch the water level go down as your plant drinks!