I'm always looking for quick ways to up-cycle easily collected items. This time, I set my sights on the ubiquitous coffee sleeve. What I came up with is a neat way to gift seedlings or cuttings from your garden while reusing material that would just be used once and then tossed out. This is an origami-style project, so no glue or other fasteners are needed.
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Step 1: Gather Materials
For each pot you'll need just four coffee sleeves. I was able to collect these easily just by asking co-workers to pass them my way when they were finished their coffee. If you're more shy about collecting trash than I am, you could skim the office recycling bins, or just save the ones from your own morning coffee over time.
You'll also need:
- a pen
- a mechanical pencil or pen cap (for scoring folds)
- a ruler
Step 2: Begin to fold
Match the pre-made folds in the sleeve together, and crease down the sides. Your coffee sleeve should have a square-ish shape when you open it back up. Do the same with another of the coffee sleeves. Follow the pictures for better understanding.