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How To Make A Succulent Paper Bag Planter

It’s been another crafty weekend here as well as a sunny but chilly one. My mind is set for Spring and I feel like bringing in lot’s of greenery to make the house look fresh and happy. By “bringing in” in, I mean literally bringing in from the backyard, not buying! I have so many succulents outside by now, they are very easy to grow and cultivate, even for me! Last year I shared my succulent pallet planter and I am happy to announce that they are still growing strong, in fact, I needed to take some succulents out and plant them elsewhere. Which came in super handy for this project! Check out how to make a succulent paper bag planter!




 

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How To Make A Succulent Paper Bag Planter

Succulents look pretty great already without a fancy planter or in a simple terracotta pot like the one I used. But I felt like adding something a little more unique to these. Again, all I have used I had at home already from previous projects. The paper bags were left overs from this project.

Here’s what I’ve used:

brown paper bag

[mine are black on the sides, if you like that look, you could easily paint each side beforehand]

wooden letter stamps

[I bought these letter stamps last year and have used them a lot of times for several projects, gift tags etc., they were a great addition to my craft supplies]

succulents in terracotta planter

Important!!! My terracotta planter does not have a drainage hole on the bottom, which means the paper bag won’t get wet when I water the succulents. Succulents need very little water, so drainage is important.

I added a drainage layer by putting little rocks to the bottom of the pot before adding soil. Adding a drainage layer allows excess water to get out of the soil more quickly and away from roots before they can be damaged. Though the water is still in the pot, the drainage layer provides a barrier between too much water and your plant.

I am not a pro at this and you might know I have a brown thumb when it comes to gardening, but I have had success with my succulents with this method.

 

How to make a succulent paper bag planter kreativk.net

 

I cut the paper bag to almost the same size as the terracotta pot. You want to leave it a little bit longer, to be able to fold over the top part of the bag later on.

How to make a succulent paper bag planter kreativk.net

 

Lay the paper bag flat on your table and start with the stamps!

Tip: Remember that you will fold over the top of the bag, so add your words a little bit lower, not right on top.

 

How to make a succulent paper bag planter kreativk.net

 

How to make a succulent paper bag planter kreativk.net

 

How to make a succulent paper bag planter kreativk.net

 

 

How to make a succulent paper bag planter kreativk.net

 

How to make a succulent paper bag planter kreativk.net

 

How to make a succulent paper bag planter kreativk.net

 

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What do you think of this easy little way to give your small succulent pots a new look?? Good thing is, that it doesn’t have to be a permanent look, you can quickly change out paper bags or leave them without.

Wishing you a great week!!

 

 

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  • Keri Roberts
    03/03/2018 at 15:37

    Katrin, now that it too cute!! I love the paper bag stamped and set around the flower pot!! Great tips on the drainage system you used and I’m so glad your succulents are growing so we’ll.

    • Katrin
      06/03/2018 at 07:12

      Happy you like the little bag Keri 🙂

  • Mary
    12/02/2018 at 17:35

    The bag alone would have been super cute but the addition of the stamped lettering makes it all the more precious! It certainly gives a different look to the planter, like it was all dressed up and wearing a coat.

    • Katrin
      18/02/2018 at 20:50

      Aw Thank you Mary, it does look like that, haha.

  • Debrashoppeno5
    12/02/2018 at 16:57

    This is so adorable. I had the same thought as Leslie about using this idea when giving a plant as a gift. I like the stamps, I can see using them in many different crafts.

    • Katrin
      18/02/2018 at 20:50

      Yes, the idea is so cute, Thank you Debra!

  • Michelle Leslie
    12/02/2018 at 13:54

    Too sweet Katrin and it would be such a lovey idea to “gift wrap” succulents for someone special. Those stamps add that extra special touch and the whole look just says lovely classy minimalism

    • Katrin
      18/02/2018 at 20:50

      That is a great idea Michelle, Thank you 🙂