A quick, step-by-step guide on how YOU can make beautiful, eco-friendly planters from used coconuts.
Caution: You need the help of an adult in Step 2 and Step 4 of this DIY project.
1. Place an empty coconut, that has been cut from the top, in the Sun for 3-4 days.
2. To make the drying process quicker, you can get the top of the coconut chopped off so that the hole on top is broader. Any coconut vendor will be happy to help you with this or an adult at home can do it for you.
3. After it has dried your coconut will look shrivelled and much smaller than it originally was. Rub off any dust that might have accumulated on it while it dried.
4. Take a sharp nail or a drill and make a hole in the bottom of the coconut. This is to help drain the water out of the coconut and keep your plant healthy.
5. Scoop in some soil into the cavity of the coconut and place your plant carefully. Succulents, small flowering plants, cactii or money plants are ideal choices.
6. Cover the plant roots well with more soil and press the soil down with your fingers to make sure it is firm.
You can place these planters inside the house, in your balcony or in the garden. A bunch of them will look great together.
Once you have made your own planters make sure you share this idea with friends.