Introduction: How to Turn a Coffee Bag Into a Hanging Planter.

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.

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