DIY Califia Hanging Planter

Get ready for the indoor herb garden of your dreams. Don’t worry about finding counter space — grab a Califia bottle and flip it upside down to create hanging planters for basil, parsley or any other herbs your heart desires. Just follow these simple steps.


  • Empty 48 oz Califia bottle 
  • Drill
  • Scissors
  • Utility knife
  • Twine
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Plant of your choice

Step 1: Remove the label from your Califia bottle. 

Step 2: Use a utility knife to cut the top (just above the base) and the bottom (1” or 2” below the opening). 

Step 3: Drill three evenly spaced holes near the bottom of your bottle. 

Step 4: Cut three lengths of twine, 18 – 24 inches each. For each hole, fold a string in half and thread through into knot. See images for help. 

Step 5: Take one strand from each of two adjacent holes and tie a basic knot. Continue around the bottle until you have three knots, all at the same height.

Step 6: Decorate your bottle with a vibrant paint color or herb garden labels. The bottle’s lid can help keep your mess minimal.

Step 7: Once your paint has dried, prepare your plant for transplant. If you have a plastic wrapper, place it over the plant to help you pull it through the bottle neck. Gently push the roots into the bottom while pulling the greens. The roots will stop right at the neck of the bottle. 

Step 8: Massage the roots and add soil to your planter. You’ll want to fill the bottle with dirt just below the holes. 

So is your home rocking an upcycled planter? Show us by tagging @CalifiaFarms on Instagram.