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How to turn a Coffee Bag into a Hanging Planter.

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I love to drink coffee that comes in those flexible silver lined bags. I also love to grow things. The coffee bags seem to me to be pretty sturdy and I really hate throwing them away if I can use them for something else. So, after thinking about what I could do with these bags, it came to me to make flower "pots" out of them.

These little bags make a great, quick project for the home gardener. To make this project you'll need:

An empty coffee bag (remove the plastic coated wire glued to the bag for other uses).
A hole punch
Grommets
Wire for hanging the finished project
 
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Step 1: Assemble your tools and accessories.

Tools and accessories. I used what I had on hand, which was the small grommets that are typically used by scrapbookers.

Step 2: Empty bag(s).

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These are the two bags that I will be using for this instructable.

Step 3: Grommets.

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This is a close up photo of the grommets before I put them onto the bags.

Step 4: Bags.

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Here you can see that I flipped the upper edge of the bag down to make sure this will hold up to the weight of soil and a plant.

Step 5: Put holes in the bottom of the bag for drainage.

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I used my hole punch to put holes through both layers of plastic bag at the bottom for drainage. Holes are punched in the top to accommodate the metal grommets.

Step 6: This is how it looks with the grommet in place.

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Step 7: Finished project.

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I found some old 18 gauge wire that my husband had leftover from a job and used it to make a hanger, filled it with soil and a flower. Then I checked to make sure that it drains properly so that the water doesn't stand inside the bag which can cause root rot.
did you make two, or put one bag inside the other for strength? Not sure why 2 bags were needed....... Thanks for the great instructable!
Olyveoil (author)  craftinsusan5 years ago
Hi, I actually made two that day and a couple more later on. Thanks for the compliment. Have a great day! Debbie...(O: ><>
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