07. May 2018

Create your own paper seedling pots

Looking for a new DIY project for your garden? Why not create your own seedling pots from newspapers!

Krukor i påse, paper seedling pots in bags

Folding the top and bottom edges creates stability which makes it easy to use and store the paper seedling pots. I fold hundreds of pots during winter and mainly use them to replant summer flowers.

I’ll show you how to fold the pots in 8 simple steps below. It's easy to make plenty of paper seedling pots in just one sitting. I can assure you that you’ll make good use of every single one when the time comes to replant.

Good luck!
/Sara Bäckmo

 

Krukor av tidningspapper, Paper seedling pots

1. You’ll need: Newspapers, a bottle, a glass or a can in a suitable size.

 

Krukor av tidningspapper, Paper seedling pots.

2. Fold a newspaper page in half lengthwise.

 

Krukor av tidningspapper, Paper seedling pots.

3. Wrap the paper around the bottle and fold the bottom edge down.

 

Krukor av tidningspapper.

4. Make sure to cover half of the bottom every time you fold the paper flaps.

 

Krukor av tidningspapper, Paper seedling pots.

5. This is what it will look like when you get to the end of the page, with only one triangular paper flap left.

 

Krukor av tidningspapper, Paper seedling pots

6. Tuck the last paper flap into the folded bottom.

 

Krukor av tidningspapper, Paper seedling pots.

7. The bottom of the pot has now been sealed and will not open up, not even when you start using it.

 

Krukor av tidningspapper, Paper seedling pots.

8. Fold the top edge 0.4 inches (1 centimeter) twice.

 

Krukor av tidningspapper, Paper seedling pots.

Your newspaper seedling pot should be good to go! The folds create stability so that the paper pot won’t topple over or break in the bottom.

 

 

One response to “Create your own paper seedling pots”

  1. Catherine says:

    Thank you Sara. Have heard of this, but never thought to do it. I’ll have to give it a try. Have a great today!
    Catherine

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