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
Wire for hanging the finished project
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).
These are the two bags that I will be using for this instructable.
Step 3: Grommets.
This is a close up photo of the grommets before I put them onto the bags.
Step 4: Bags.
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.
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.
Step 7: Finished project.
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.