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How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden

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To decorate the site, you can make a palm tree from brown and green plastic bottles. It is not difficult at all and quite interesting, besides, the bottles will be used profitably, and not thrown into a landfill.

How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden
How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden

Materials:

  • brown and green PET bottles 2 l;
  • 1/2 inch pipe;
  • steel bar or wire 4 mm.
How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden

Palm making process

At the location of the palm tree, a pipe is driven into the ground. It will serve as a trunk frame. Its height will correspond to the height of the palm tree. Further, the bottom of brown bottles is cut off and from the side of the cut they are cut along.

How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden
How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden
How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden
How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden

It is necessary to cut narrow strips 3-4 cm long. Then they are all or in random order with gaps in several strips bent at right angles outward.

How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden
How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden

Prepared brown bottles without caps are put on the tube to the top. If there are not enough of them, you can install a 0.5 l bottle on the top.

How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden
How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden
How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden

Green bottles are used to make palm leaves. They also cut off the bottom, then they bloom up to the shoulders in 3 or 4 parts. The resulting wide stripes are trimmed at the sides to form a sheet.

How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden

Blanks of sheets need to be cut at an angle on the sides to imitate feathers like on a real palm tree. After that, a hole is drilled in the cap of the bottle-leaf corresponding to the diameter of the existing rod.

How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden
Palm making process

From a rod or wire, 4 arcuate frames are harvested for palm branches. Bends are made on one edge of the blanks. After that, bottles imitating sheets are put on the rods.

How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden
How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden

Drilled caps are installed between them, this will reduce the consumption of green bottles, which take a long time to trim.

How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden
How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden

The protruding edges of the rods on the workpieces are bent down. The result is hooks that are inserted into the pipe of the trunk of the palm tree.

How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden

To fix the branches, you need to cut a wooden wedge and hammer it into the pipe between the rods. He will open them, and they will not go anywhere.

How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden

If desired, you can refine the transition between the trunk and branches. To do this, the green bottle is cut into strips and tied to the top of the barrel, but you can do without it. You can also decorate the palm tree with small balls or balls that imitate coconuts.

How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden
How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden

When making a palm tree, it is important to realistically estimate the available stock of material, so as not to overdo it with the height of the trunk, the number and length of branches, since a lot of bottles go. For the palm tree in the example, 14 brown, 40 green bottles and 80 caps are used.

How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden
How to create a gorgeous palm from PET bottles for the garden


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