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Paper Bag Vase Farmhouse Style

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This is a quick craft and a unique way to cover those black plastic store bought pots to give them a natural, rustic, farmhouse style feel.

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As I write we’re in the middle of a snowstorm but inside the cabin it’s starting to look like spring, just don’t look out the window any time soon or the truth will be revealed.

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I happened to be wandering around Wally World, looking over the cut flowers and trying to decide if I should buy a bundle or not when I thought I’d try my hand with a plant instead. You’ve heard me say time and time again I have a brown thumb when it comes to indoor plants.

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I’m pretty sure the majority of my problem is we don’t get much sunlight here in Michigan during the winter months and I tend to be over waterer. I looked around and found these “Golden Pothos” that require little sunlight and I just have to control myself when it comes to watering them.  With any luck I’ll try and transition them outside once the weather gets nicer.

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To cover the ugly plastic pots they came in I looked around the store for new post but decided I didn’t want to spend the money on something I really didn’t need or even like. My wheels started turning and I decided I’d make due with something I had at home.

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A brown paper lunch sack or craft paper makes the perfect pot covers. They’re rustic, natural, cheap, and only take a few minutes to make. I happened to have the craft paper on hand so that’s what I used.

1. Tear off enough paper to cover the pot with an additional 4″ per side or if you’re using a lunch sack skip this step. 2. Crumple up the paper or bag to give it a textured look. 3. Add potted plant to the bag and tie off with a ribbon or string.

Easy peasy right?

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It makes the cabin feel a little more spring like and alive. Now fingers crossed I’m able to keep the alive long enough to get them outside on the porch. I do much better with plants outside and their survival rate increases greatly. Is anyone else ready for spring?

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2 Comments

  1. Margaret Shipley says:

    Pothos are easy! I promise! I ignore mine the majority of the time and then water the tar out of it.

    1. Margaret, that’s so good to hear. I’ll take your advice and neglect them and only water once in a while. Thank you!

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