In this instructable we'll make a flower pot that is completely biodegradable.
This means that you can put the plant with the pot in the ground when the plant has withered.
It is biodegradable because the base materials are water, flour and coffee grounds (a good compost material).
These pots are easy and fun to make and are ideal for kitchen herbs that can later on be planted in your garden.
- Create your own pot shape (Step 4)
- Add your own logo (Step 5)
This instructable is part of a system called Coffee Cycle:
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Step 1: Materials
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 cup of coffee grounds
- 1/2 cup of water
- Biodegradable flower pot
- Plastic container
Optional for a logo:
- Balsa wood
- Carving knife
Step 2: Mix the coffee & flour
Stir well until you become a light-brownish even mixture.
Step 3: Add water
Step 4: Coat the flower pot
Flatten the top (the pots bottom) so the pot wont be able to tip over.
TIP: Instead of using a biodegradable pot, you can also use an existing pot or create your own pot (create a mould out of clay or plaster).
You will need to remove the existing pot / mould after baking to maintain the biodegradable aspect.