Style your home with some greenery, and then style the greenery with these awesome budget + time friendly project – Waterproof Plant Paper Bags DIY – below!
Before we get to the waterproof paper bag diy tutorial…
Plants are Friends, ain’t that right? And I don’t even have to go into detail here as to how plants can totally change the way a room looks and feels. I mean, more alive & inviting, for one (and two). So, I’ve been trying to introduce some plants into my home ever since my orchid Cherry. Which btw died tragically, leaving me questioning if I’m actually capable of taking care of something else other than me… But, the dog’s alive, tho, (thank God) so, I guess I’m not all bad and everything (still I had to bring God into this).
Let’s get real tho, orchids are freaking not easy to look after and whatnot. Especially if you’re a beginner, like I was and still am, so, starting small, with some “lower-maintenance” plants is what I’m doing for now.
So, a while ago my grandma gave me some of her plants, succulents and this cute plant here that she said it was called parichka in Macedonian (I guess coin, or something like that in English)… I replaced it into a bigger planter (it looked like a successfully done job, but with given my history.. we’ll see). Since it was not my favorite of planters, but in terms of budget it was single-drunk-low-standards-and-self-esteem-teenage-girl friendly, I used it & improvised from there. Damn, I love the #diylife. Enters the Waterproof Planter Bag DIY!
Waterproof Planter Bag DIY.
Awhile ago I’ve shared this pretty easy paper bag diy tutorial, but what’s even better, there is a way of making one that’s waterproof, meaning perfect for putting your plant (with the planter and everything, duh) in & it looks just beyond great. I found out about the waterproof planter bag by a site called Grillo Designs, in a post which you can find here.
– Pretty Wrapping Paper
– Contact Paper
– Glue Gun
– *optional Paint Brush + Acrylic Paint (I use this because I only had black wrapping paper, and couldn’t find another that I’d really love, so I had to improvise, again. Ahh, the perks of being broke)
Like I said, this is pretty much the same as with the paper bags… The only difference is – once you’ve cut your rectangular piece of wrapping paper, apply the contact paper on the back of it (so that later on, it becomes the waterproof inside of your bag).
From here, you just fold that piece in half, so that the both ends meet in the middle + overlap a little. This is where you glue them.
Also, if you want to add some design to your bag, draw/paint something or whatever this is when you do it (cause it’s gonna be easier).
Now, fold the bottom part of the bag (in my case I had to fold it in the middle, so that my planter fits, so make sure that the bag you’re making is fitting for your planter). This is going to be the bottom of the bag.
Once you’ve done this, fold it so that it looks like two triangles making a square. Now, fold the up and bottom corners of the square, making triangles again, and glue them. “Open” the bag, measure the bottom, then cut the contact paper (obviously, according to your previoous measurements) and apply it on the bottom.
The following photos are from the paper bag diy tutorial, but like I said, the waterproof planter bag diy is pretty much the same.
I didn’t do this the first time, which resulted in water on my floor.. So to ensure this doesn’t happen, definitely glue that additional contact paper on the outside of the bottom!
That’s pretty much it, you’ve made your waterproof planter bag!
So, tell me, is the waterproof paper bag diy one of your next home projects or what? If you make one feel free to come back here & share how it turned out for you. I’d love to see!
Also, big thanks to Grillo Designs for this magnificent idea + tutorial.