How to Turn a Paper Bag into a Plant Hanger

Everyone knows how good paper bags are for the environment – after all, they’re way easier to get rid of responsibly than single-use plastic bags. Of course, you don’t need to get rid of your paper bags at all since they can be repurposed in all sorts of fun ways.

From arts and crafts with your kids to refinishing your floors, there’s no end to their uses. Today, we’re going to be finding out how to use an old paper bag to make a handy homemade plant hanger.

Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • Large Paper Bag
  • Small Plastic Pot
  • Twine
  • Cardboard (Cut into Round Shape for Base)
  • Superglue
  • Scissors
  • Kebab Skewers

Start by measuring and cutting out 3″ X 12″ strips of paper from your old paper bag. You’re going to need eight of them. Next, take your kebab skewer and place it on one end of the paper and roll till it meets the end. Repeat until all paper is wrapped and use superglue to close the endings.

Now you’re ready to cover your plastic container with the same paper you used for those strips. Mark the base and then glue down the paper rolls so they stick out the sides like rays from the sun. Cover the base with the same paper to keep things uniform.

Next, measure and cut 3″ X 19″ inch from the bag and roll it as described above. Glue the end to the container and then start going under and over the rolls that stick out from the base. You’ll need a few new rolls before reaching the top. Keep going and you’ll have a weave all around the container. Finish by piercing the sides so you can reach through with the twine and make the hanger itself.

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