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Paper Plant Pot Holders

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Have you fallen for the cacti trend? We definitely have! And we love the look of these DIY paper plant pot holders to jazz up your plant pots. You don't need lots of fancy material or equipment, just some card and a bit of time. They're easy to assemble and make a striking, contemporary display when grouped together on a shelf.

 

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You will need

Flexible tape measure or a length of string

Thin white card stock (card)

Pencil

Ruler

Templates

Tracing paper

Masking tape

Craft knife

Cutting mat

Craft glue

For tips and techniques for papercrafting basics, check out our tutorials blog.

 

a year in crafts paper plant pot

1. Measure the height and circumference of the pot you are covering. You can use a tape measure or a length of string to do this. Use your measurements to cut two rectangles from the card stock (card). Both should match the height of the pot, but the first should have 1/2 in. (1 cm) added to the length (circumference measurement) and the second should have 1 1/8 in. (3 cm) added to the length.

 

a year in crafts paper plant pot

2. Use the template to draw up a grid on one side of the larger card stock (card) rectangle.

 

a year in crafts paper plant pot

3. Protecting your work surface with a cutting mat, use a craft knife to cut shapes in the card stock (card), using the template as a guide. Make sure you leave 1/2 in. (1 cm) around all the edges.

 

a year in crafts paper plant pot

4. When you have finished cutting, push the shapes through from the back of the card stock (card) and fold them over to create a repeating pattern.

 

a year in crafts paper plant pot

5. Run glue down one side of the short edge of the smaller card stock (card) rectangle. Wrap the card stock (card) around the pot and stick the two side edges together to make a close fitting cylinder.

 

a year in crafts paper plant pot

6. Repeat Step 5 with the larger card stock (card) rectangle. This goes over the top of the first, so that there is a small gap between the two cylinders.

 

For more papercraft and other simple projects, check out A Year in Crafts by Clare Youngs.

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