I'm hoping that the recycled takeout container planter, in conjunction with the Venus flytrap, will both liven up my living situation and rid me of those pesky mosquitoes that eat me alive when I sleep.
Feel free to plant something flowery and more welcoming in the one you make.
Step 1: Go get stuff.
- 2 takeout containers
- 5 beaded pins
- Some potting soil
- A plant
- A screwdriver or awl
- A ruler
- A razor
Step 2: The planter carton.
Step 3: The tray carton.
Find the creases of the inner square and then cut a 1.75" border around that square. Note that if done properly, the border you create won't be exactly square. That is okay.
Trim the new shape so that you cut a diagonal from the top of one outward crease to the top of the crease that is approximately 90 degrees away (see secondary picture).
All the creases should naturally fold outwards. That is fine, but you want them to fold inwards. So, fold them all inwards. It should now look like the one in the picture.