Newspaper Pots

Although I seed most of my vegetables directly into the garden or use store-bought starts, at this time of year when cold winds keep me indoors, I can’t help but want to grow a few things inside. And despite our small apartment, and the mess it makes which my ever-patient husband tactfully ignores, I get a lot of enjoyment out of watching this phenomenon on a daily basis, from the first tiny spears of green poking out of the soil, to the growth of tiny leaves.

This year I’m feeling a bit crafty, as well as longing to bring the outdoors in and so I decided to make some of those newspaper pots that I’ve been seeing around. Pots from free material that I already have lying around, plus recycling? It all sounded pretty great to me. Project!

Pots for Web

Supplies needed:

  • Newspaper
  • Can or other cylindrical item
  • Numerous cups of tea or coffee
  • A rainy day (very important)

I made use of the excellent tutorial over at Bonzai Aphrodite. It didn’t seem to take long to get the knack of it, and before long I had a dozen new pots.


The final step or step 5 is to tuck the inner flap into the outer one, thereby securing the seam.


I also added a bit of tape to the bottom, just to secure them. Voila!






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