05 March 2009

I need it!!!

I've only recently learned about the website instructables.com but I am totally obsessed! There are so many great ideas and it makes me feel so inspired! This idea I LOVE. How cute would it be to offer these as favors at a wedding or a party?!

How to make organic planting pots using old newspapers
This is a great way of making your own organic planting pots. The final product (ie the pots) are great for your small plants, they can be put very tightly together and when the plant is ready to be put into the ground you can plant it with pot still on. The paper will gradually break down in the ground. On the market there are a few different tools to make this pots, this is an easy way using things you probably already own.

step 1What you need
NewspaperBottlePair of scissorsSoil(seed)

step 2Basic cutting
Use your bottle as a guide to see where you should cut the newspaper. I like to cut several pages each time.

step 3Wrap the paper around the bottle
As seen in the picture

step 4Folding the bottom of the pot
Using finger of your choice, fold excess paper towards bottom of bottle. It is useful in this step if bottom of bottle is slightly concave.

step 5Flatten the bottom
Remove pot from bottle. If you look inside the pot the bottom will be raised. Use fingers or knuckles to press bottom flat.

step 6Fill with soil
This is what makes the pot steady. Without soil it will disintegrate in a few second.

step 7Final planting
Plant your seed, water and try to remember which kind of seed in which pot... Or make nice-looking tags.It is useful to put the pots together as this will create a great climate for growing plants. When you water the plants the water will gradually diffuse into surroundning pots making the maintenance of pots easy.
The website has awesome pictures that explain each step. It's so easy!

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