Hello folks, I know I own an apology for posting so late. Don’t ask! the funny thing is I was not on a holiday or ill I simply couldn’t do a DIY even though I am overflowing with ideas of the likes of this oven Woven Paper Planter.
The title of the post can be confusing to some of you. But to me it felt like an IKEA hack. How amazing is Ikea that you can even put to use their paper bags to make this woven paper planter like I did.
Now I am that person who collects bags ( good ones of course) for future use. And my quota of bags for the time were up and then I had more IKEA bags from my recent shopping. I blame IKEA of course for their beautiful woven planters from whom I took my inspiration to create this planter. But you know me I like making than buying so I had to make this woven planter. The good thing is that I mostly used things found easily at home and recycled their paper bags for good than making way for dumpsters. Great project for those saving their pennies.
♥ IKEA Paper Bag
♥ Plastic Container ( I used my emptied yoghurt container)
♥ Jute Twine
♥ Round cardboard cut out for base
♥ E6000 ( I ended up using glue gun it works best for this project)
♥ Kebab Skewer
1. Go ahead and measure out 3″ X 12″ strips of paper. We need 8 of these and with the help of scissors cut the medium sized paper bag as shown.
2. Place your Kebab skewer on one end of the paper and roll it till the end. Repeat the same for the rest
3. Use any glue you have in your disposal to close the endings. I began using E6000 glue but it would take longer to dry, so I went ahead with my glue gun and I can say that it is best for this project as it adheres quickly.
4. Cover your plastic container with a piece of the same paper because we don’t want the containers print do a peek a boo. Go ahead, mark the base of your plastic container and then glue down your paper rolls like so. And then cover your round base cardboard with the same paper, so we can achieve uniformity and then glue it down.
5. Measure and cut 3″ X 19″ inch from the longer IKEA bags and roll them like how we did previously. Glue the end of the paper roll to the container and start going “one under and one over” and once you reach the place you first began take a reverse and weave. Every now and then, when you are out of paper roll glue one end and insert the other piece.I used 24/25 of them to cover the entire container.
6. Since my container was a bucket with holes on opposites sides, I could easily slip in jute twine. If yours doesn’t have holes then you can create them by inserting hot nail with the help of a plier ( heat your nail on the stove for 30 seconds before inserting ). Now cut three strands of 30′ inch long jute twine and tape one end with a masking tape. Slip it through the hole and tie two strong knots. You can now sit to braid them and finish off by following the same steps for the other end. Finish off weaving the rim of the container and then glue down the loose ends of the standing paper rolls inside the container.
You now have a beautiful woven planter, my only regret was that I could have been neater. But I love how it looks nonetheless. It doesn’t have to be perfect especially when you will be putting a hanging plant that will make up for any miss.
I hope this makes for the missed days. Stay tuned for more fun DIYs. Have great day:)