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News Paper Pots !!!!!

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By jacque

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All My Baby Plants i grew from Seed Last yr now need to be Potted on ready 4 The Car Boots i plan on Doing come Spring /Summer :) So iv had a Brain Wave after Seeing those Paper Pot Makers Costing a Good £18 in some places 2 Purchase which i thought 2much for me or You 2 Buy ?

1st Grab a Pile Of Old Papers

2nd Grab a Baked Bean/Cat Food Tin & Make some Long Stripes from those Papers " U may need 2 Experement for a bit 2 get the Paper Dept Size u want right "I Made them Same Height as Tin Itself :)

3rd Now Place the Tin on Stripe close to u with about 1 1/2inchs over edge of the Tin & Roll "Not To Tight As This Is 2 be Slide Off Tin "

4th Now pick up the Tin with the open End Faceing You Holding it closed with your Thumb so it dont unwind from Tin ,

Look Inside it should look like this where the 1 1/2 inch was left above the Tin B4 u Rolled it

5th Now Firmly Push all the Paper Down & Around the Lid Lip Starting @ the Paper Opening this will stop it from Unwhinding when youv finished ,Now Push/Twist The Folded end on2 a Hard Surface Book/Floor to give a nice Flat Bottom which makes the Pot Stand

Put Tin Down Does It Stay On The Tin Like This ?

6th Ok it Stayed On Tin Now You Can Remove It Youv Got Your News Paper Pot

Go On Give It Ago & Make as Many as U Want/Need

These Can Be Planted Straight into the Ground/Soil No Messing About with Removing & If You Want Bigger/Smaller Pots Just use a Tin the Size u need ;) Enjoy x

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You're a genious! What a brilliant idea. Love the instructions and photo's. Well done Jacque.

22 Jan, 2009

 

Thanx Marguerite so will u be making some yourself? :)

22 Jan, 2009

 

What a great idea Jacque...... love your instructions... i will have to try this....

22 Jan, 2009

 

Hi Holly thanx its great 2 hear ul have ago let me know how u get on :)

22 Jan, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Brillant idea Jacque ,very good instructions I like the way that they will dissolve in the soil , If you want some solid pots Jacque at Del,s nursery you can buy 50 pots for £1 ...

22 Jan, 2009

 

Great blog and such clear instructions. Hope to give this a try but newspapers are in short supply here as I use so many for the tortoises (and I don't buy any!). Something for me to try once they are in the garden.

22 Jan, 2009

 

Thanx All 4 the Lovely Comments &thats great Amy thanx for the Info on The Pots :)

22 Jan, 2009

 

Hi J, is it true you're appearing on Blue Peter,lol
great blog.

22 Jan, 2009

 

Well Jacque, what with me & my insect winter homes costing nothing to make & your paper plantpots that i'm going to have a go at we will be millionaire's soon (i wish).

22 Jan, 2009

 

Great blog Jacque. I bought one of those wooden pot makers and promptly lost the instructions on how to make the pots. After reading your blog I wish I hadn't forked over the money. Now with your instructions I not only know how to make different sized pots but I know how to use my wooden pot maker too.!! Excellent. Thanks Jacque. :o)))

22 Jan, 2009

 

That's a great idea Jacque. I'm going to try it.

22 Jan, 2009

 

INGENIOUS! Perhaps instead of just selling the plants at the boot sale, you could sell instruction sheets to make the pots.

22 Jan, 2009

Ams
Ams
 

Blue Peter - pah! I like it, very effective and resourceful.

22 Jan, 2009

 

Well done Jacque,
An excellent Blog, and a really good and effective way of recycling materials.Hope the car boot sales are a great success for you.
Hope all is well with you as well.
Love from us both xxxx

22 Jan, 2009

 

Thanx for all the Fab comments &im good thanx Grenville/Alan im keeping Busy as u can see from Photos iv Up-loaded 2 day :) still loads more Potting on2do & Seeds2Sow :) Hope Your Both well Yourselfs Gentlemen Big Hug XXXXXX

22 Jan, 2009

 

wow jacque I was just looking at those pot makers in a garden mag last night and i thoughti could fancy one of these, but not at those prices! and I log onto GOY today and you have made the same pots out of a Tin, how Fantastic is that, well girl im gonna have me some of that hahahaha, Brilliant Idea Jacque, I think all of GOY will be Copying this idea... Dee..

22 Jan, 2009

 

Hi Dee glad u didnt Buy 1 of them they are alot of Pennys Hey! il be well Chuffed if GOY Members get on with this idea & save Money & Recycle@same time :) Then Theres Clarice with all her Great Ideas On Insect Homes all made with Recycled Items :)Just shows how we Can Help The Planet dont u think? x

22 Jan, 2009

 

Hi paper pots thats brilliant, one year I used toilet rolls, not as easy to accumulate, as newspaper. Something I can get my two nieces to do when they say they are bored, tee hee.

22 Jan, 2009

 

Very interesting and informative.
Good blog :o)

22 Jan, 2009

 

Thanx TT ,Wish My " Children were small again Tiffytoos id have them make My Pots 2 :) lol

22 Jan, 2009

 

You clever Girl....Brilliant idea. I have seen those paper potters and they are loads of pennies, so thanks for the instructions. Going to give it a go in readiness......

22 Jan, 2009

 

Hi Jacque....fantastic idea and a brilliant way of recycling newspapers.What with our sparrow flats,Clarices insect shelters,and your pots,think we are trying to "do our bit" dont you ? Plus its good fun !

22 Jan, 2009

 

Your Rite There Jane/Ray its great Fun to do & 2 Share Ideas is even better thank goodness for GOY thats what i say :)

22 Jan, 2009

 

I think your way makes neater pots than when I made them for my sweet peas last October, Jacque. I shall be 'borrowing' your way from now on!

22 Jan, 2009

 

Hi Jacque, thanks for passing on your creative, recycling talents! Yet another interesting project you have shared with us. :-)

22 Jan, 2009

 

My Dear Spritz your More than welcome 2 use My Idea ;) xxxDid u see the Mum Plant u posted me? its doing great in Greenhouse :) Also few Roots on the Little Bits i pulled away 2 make more ;)

22 Jan, 2009

 

Thanx Dawn :) im going to be holding all u members to Having ago u know &i want 2 see Pics of your Handy work here on GOY :)

22 Jan, 2009

 

Yes excellent Jac, i too will be nicking this one, for all my ebay plants, i always remove the pots before sending and wrap in cling film so as to save on postage and recycle pots, now it looks as if i won't have to! Brilliant!

22 Jan, 2009

 

Thats Great Ang :) U could get little Brooke2help if you use smaller Tins :) Im so Pleased with the Great Responce to My Newspaper Flower Pot Blog its Great that so many are happy 2 see this &its going 2 be some use :)

22 Jan, 2009

 

now there's a thought, she does love to be involved, and she has some of her own seeds to sow that Spritz sent her, might need to do a smaller version though, mmmmm i will include some pic's me thinks!

22 Jan, 2009

 

AAAAAaaaawwwwww thatd be nice Ang some Pics Of Little Brooke Making Paper Pots what a Memory 4 you2keep & Im sure she`l love helping her Mum :)

22 Jan, 2009

 

ooohhh how bout winding them around a toilet roll? that might work if i stick some play dough in the end to get a flat bottom....we might just give that a go tomorrow.

22 Jan, 2009

 

oppss think we crossed there! i will includes some pic's - she is just getting so big, it's scary, she is also getting all excited about the willow te-pi we are going to make, i just hope the weather gets better so i can get the ground work done, while she is at school in the next week or so, then she can be out with me doing all the good bits, recon i might need an extra pair of hands.

22 Jan, 2009

 

It mite work Ang :) Little 1s soon grow up i cant belive how fast time goes when their small ! My 2 Children are 17/19 this Spring ,Shocking isnt it :)

22 Jan, 2009

 

That is so clever Jacque. I will have to look at the computer whilst attempting to make one and follow the instructions very carefully. When my children were small they used to beg me not to make anything shown on Blue Peter - stickyback plastic and me were a disaster. I'm not great with sellotape either but I shall certainly give your paper pots a go.

22 Jan, 2009

 

wow, excellent idea.

Good instructions...

22 Jan, 2009

 

great blog jacque, this is something we could all try.

23 Jan, 2009

 

What a good idea Jacque.

23 Jan, 2009

 

Brilliant, I'll have to do this when I start my seeds!

23 Jan, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Goodness Jac - do you realise you've done 80 blogs!! Think that deserves a pat on the back!

Thanks for showing how you make these paper pots - I had been wondering how it was done! I will defo be trying this as I have LOTS of seeds to sow this spring that I got from doing swaps and I know I wont have enough pots to go round!

23 Jan, 2009

 

what a brilliant idea!!!
thankyou for sharing :)

23 Jan, 2009

 

Jacque, its been pouring all day here in Essex so I have spent the morning making pots as per your instructions. They have turned out brilliantly, and I cant believe how easy to do when you know how. Made about 60 so far, but thats a good start ready for when seed start to germinate. Thanks for the tip Jacque,,,Lol

23 Jan, 2009

 

Excellent idea Jacque, have just read a gardening article in a posh mag and they say to start sweet peas that way as they resent being disturbed? will print it out so hubby can follow your instructions, thanks.

24 Jan, 2009

 

Great blog and very helpfull

25 Jan, 2009

 

Wish I'd read this earlier! Today bought some black plastic pots which I thought were good value - 12 for 89p; but since my greenhouse is bursting with Autumn-sown seeds that were potted on & now ready for 5" pots I will need loads. Especially if selling at car boots where cost is an issue. Never thought to do it before. So I have just knocked one up as a trial (Heinz baked beans make good 3" ones). I wonder if my 3yr old will be able to do them !!!
:)Put a pic on for you to see first attempt.

25 Jan, 2009

 

Great 2 hear so many of you are Doing good with this Blog :) sorry i posted it2late for others :/ Itl be great 2 see Pics of some that have been made,Thanx for all the Great Comments :)XXX

25 Jan, 2009

 

great!! wheres my newspapers... will be doing this Jacque i too have looked at those wooden things they sell, but who needs them!! thanks

26 Jan, 2009

 

Hi SK glad 2 be of help :)I made loads 2day as i needed them for potting on :)

26 Jan, 2009

 

Ab Fab, Jacque!

I've got everyone at work keeping their newspapers as well as their packed lunch tinslfor me. As if i wasn't demanding enough about their plastic trays, lol!

Will defintiely give this a go, many thanks! - X

28 Jan, 2009

 

So simple, just genius!

28 Jan, 2009

 

Your Welcome David good thing uv got people saving all those Papers as i keep running out of Mine lol ,My Neighbours are giving me some & Friends but i go through them like u wouldnt belive ! I wouldnt call me A Genius Bernieh But its lovely thayt u did Thanx :)

28 Jan, 2009

 

what a way to make pots .will have to have a go hollygate

28 Jan, 2009

 

Hi Hollyhead great 2 hear your going 2 have a go2 :) How u enjoying GOY ? :)

28 Jan, 2009

 

Hi Jacque...I have spent the morning rolling pots...that sounds a bit off !!.....I have spent the morning MAKING pots...there that's better. LOL
I found that some of my pots didn't want to stand up straight as the newspaper was still a bit bumpy on the bottom no matter how hard I squashed them....so....I used my water spritzer that I use for misting my houseplants and just gave the bottom of the pot 2 small sprays to just dampen the paper. This made the bottom squash flat a lot better.....don't use too much water though or they'll tear.
I don't know if anyone else was having the same problem....maybe its just the way I'm making them.

28 Jan, 2009

 

great idea jaque, hope your planned carboot sales are a success...............................steve

28 Jan, 2009

 

Thanx Steve going to do My 1st Booty this Friday so il let u know how i do :)Gilli if ur having Probs getting the Bottoms flat it could be 2 much over fold ? & it also helps to Run your Finger around the inside of the Tins Lip! It makes a Very Firm Crease which helps hold down the Bottom :) Keep Trying ul soon find the Nack Gilli ;)

28 Jan, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Good luck with the Booty Jac! Have you done them in previous years? Remember to take some loose change and carrier bags :-)

29 Jan, 2009

 

I've been assigned the "natural science" teacher at our preschool. I can't wait to make these with the children :) Great, green idea :) Thanks a lot for the blog. I'll post some pics after we've planted our maple seedlings. Also if anyone has any ideas of activities involving natural science or gardening with young children please leave me a PM. Thanks :) Tracy
PS How long before these begin to break down? Can I please have permission to print this blog out so that others can make these pots?

22 Mar, 2009

 

Hi Tracy glad these/this blog will be of some help :)

23 Mar, 2009

 

Good idea Will definately be useing this Good blog,excellent instructions

16 Jan, 2010

 

Thanx TumbleW/Avis :)

26 Feb, 2010

 

What a fab idea.
This is where all those free friday ads will come in handy.
Something I can get my kids to do as well :O)
Thank you

4 May, 2010

 

Yvw Blooming :)

4 May, 2010

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