Bring the outdoors in with indoor plants. These paper planters especially suit trailing succulents, such as burro’s tail, or air plants, such as Spanish moss.
Thick cardboard; pencil; ruler; T-square; scissors; scoring tool; hot-glue gun
For this project, you can use a 22 inch by 28 inch poster board, $1.59 from Office Depot, and a DIY card stock folding tool, $4.71 from Amazon.
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Lay the cardboard flat. Using a pencil and ruler, mark 10 points at 2-inch intervals along the shorter edge. Using a T-square, draw vertical lines down the page at each point.
Line up the zero on the ruler with the first marked point. Angle the ruler until the 4-inch mark intersects with the next line across. Draw a line across the length of the cardboard. Repeat process at each 2-inch interval, then repeat in the opposite direction. Draw a horizontal line in the middle where the triangles meet.
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Count nine points across. Starting approximately .4 inches further along, use scissors to cut parallel to the diagonal line. Do the same to the opposite end. Cut away excess cardboard from the base and snip away corners at angles.
Use the folding tool and ruler to mark every second diagonal line. Repeat in opposite direction. Mark the horizontal middle line and inside line along the .4-inch edges.
Fold the .4-inch flaps back. Fold all diagonal lines inwards. Fold the horizontal lines outwards.
Using hot glue, join the ends of the planter together. Place your favorite plant inside to complete.
Remember to keep your plants in their pots and take them out of the planters when watering.
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