Origami Paper Seedling Pots From Newspaper


These newspaper pots can be planted directly into the ground once seeds have sprouted and are ready for transplanting outdoors. The ink and the newspaper itself are nontoxic and biodegradable.
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origami paper seedling pots from newspaper, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Open a double newspaper sheet and cut it down the middle Fold each of these 2 pieces in half and cut again to make a total of 4 square sheets Take one square sheet above and fold it diagonally to mark the center point
Open a double newspaper sheet and cut it down the middle. Fold each of these 2 pieces in half and cut again, to make a total of 4 square sheets. Take one square sheet (above) and fold it diagonally to mark the center point.
origami paper seedling pots from newspaper, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Fold each corner so that the points meet in the center above
Fold each corner so that the points meet in the center (above).
origami paper seedling pots from newspaper, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Now repeat the process again fold each corner so that the points meet in the center
Now repeat the process again: fold each corner so that the points meet in the center.
origami paper seedling pots from newspaper, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Next fold into thirds evenly making crisp creases Open it up and
Next, fold into thirds, evenly, making crisp creases. Open it up and....
origami paper seedling pots from newspaper, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Fold into thirds again making crisp creases When unfolded the fold lines will resemble a tic tac toe grid
Fold into thirds again, making crisp creases. When unfolded, the fold lines will resemble a tic-tac-toe grid.
origami paper seedling pots from newspaper, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Open up one point of the square and take hold of the left corner as shown NOTE red lines show the tic tac toe fold line grid These are essential guidelines so make sure creases are crisp
Open up one point of the square and take hold of the left corner as shown. NOTE: red lines show the tic-tac-toe fold-line grid. These are essential guidelines, so make sure creases are crisp.
origami paper seedling pots from newspaper, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Take the upper left corner and fold it straight across to meet the fold line half way above See black arrow in previous photo
Take the upper left corner and fold it straight across to meet the fold line half way (above). See black arrow in previous photo.
origami paper seedling pots from newspaper, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Now reverse the fold line using crease as a guideline Vertical finger is holding down the pot while horizontal finger is reversing the crease As you do this the box will be begin to fold up naturally
Now, reverse the fold line, using crease as a guideline. Vertical finger is holding down the pot, while horizontal finger is reversing the crease. As you do this, the "box" will be begin to fold up naturally.
origami paper seedling pots from newspaper, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Press creases firmly You have just created one square point for the bottom of the pot See tic tac toe grid for guidelines Black arrow shows the reversed crease line from previous step
Press creases firmly. You have just created one square point for the bottom of the pot. See tic-tac-toe grid for guidelines. Black arrow shows the "reversed" crease line from previous step.
origami paper seedling pots from newspaper, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, The first corner of the box with black arrow pointing to the reversed crease line Note tic tac toe fold line grid These lines will guide you through the construction of the box
The first corner of the box, with black arrow pointing to the reversed crease line. Note tic-tac-toe fold line grid. These lines will guide you through the construction of the box.
origami paper seedling pots from newspaper, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Do the same thing on the right side folding the right corner across as show and reverse the crease line again You now have a pointed tab at the top and two corners to the box
Do the same thing on the right side, folding the right corner across as show, and reverse the crease line again. You now have a pointed tab at the top, and two corners to the box.
origami paper seedling pots from newspaper, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Another view of the box so far
Another view of the box so far.
origami paper seedling pots from newspaper, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Fold the pointed tab down into the center of the pot and tuck the point in One side of the pot is complete
Fold the pointed tab down into the center of the pot and tuck the point in. One side of the pot is complete.
origami paper seedling pots from newspaper, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Do the same thing on the opposite side open one point of the square and take the upper left corner and fold it straight across to meet the fold line reversing the crease
Do the same thing on the opposite side: open one point of the square and take the upper left corner and fold it straight across to meet the fold line, reversing the crease.
origami paper seedling pots from newspaper, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Then do the same thing on the right side reversing the crease You now have a pointed tab on top which you will fold into the center tucking the point into the bottom of the pot
Then do the same thing on the right side, reversing the crease. You now have a pointed tab on top, which you will fold into the center, tucking the point into the bottom of the pot.
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