I take the plastic water bottles to be recycled every few months, but I came up with this idea to reuse them as wrap-around plant labels. I found several bottles in my recycle bin that had come from Academy, Kroger, Ozarka, and Nestle.
The bottles come in several shapes, so I experimented with each one and found that the one from Kroger works the best because it is more pliable, and strips can be cut to any size. Experiment with some and see which one works best for you.
First, cut the top and bottom off with an x-acto knife. Next, cut the bottle lengthwise, and then cut the bottle in strips along the width of the bottle, using a pair of scissors. Using a grease pen, china marker, or sharpie, write the names of plants on the strips. Then trim one end of each strip to a point. With the x-acto knife, cut a slit so that the pointed end can fit through it.
Now you're ready to use the labels on your plants.