This Decorative Newspaper Bag post first appeared over at Princess Pinky Girl where I’m a contributor.
Make a fun and stylish newspaper bag planter for a house plant or spring greenery with a sheet of newspaper with this easy upcycle craft tutorial.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these decorative newspaper bags:
- Newspaper sheets
- Ribbon and twine
- Potted bulbs, small house plant, or other greenery that needs a decorative home
- (optional) brown craft paper or paper bags
Lay a sheet of newspaper on a flat surface and smooth it out with your hands.
Fold in the left and right sides of the newspaper sheet, and meet them together at a seam. Secure the seam with tape. This basically creates a large “tube” of newspaper.
At the bottom of the newspaper “tube,” pinch the left and right seams. Fold in the left and right seams, and then fold the edges to make a diamond at the bottom of the newspaper “tube.” Smooth the edges.
Fold in the top and bottom of the diamond. Smooth the edges, and secure the flaps with tape. Don’t be shy with the tape, since this is the base of your planter bag. You want the seams to hold.
Stand up the newspaper bag, and puff out the sides. Starting at the top, carefully roll down the edges of the newspaper bag. Roll down the sides of the newspaper until the bag is the height of your planter.
(optional) add a brown paper bag under the newspaper bag to add a little bit of dimension.
Finally, add your potted bulbs or plant. Then wrap the bag with twine and ribbon. Secure with a bow.
NOTE: A full sheet of newspaper made a planter bag that was the perfect size for my potted tulip bulbs. For the smaller plant, I cut down the newspaper sheet before making the planter bag.
You can use these newspaper bags to spruce up seasonal flowers in your home, or to house a favorite faux plant all year long!