Do you a simple project to use all of that junk mail, newspapers or wrapping paper? These planters are easy and you can repurpose waste that is otherwise destined for the trash or recycling into planters that you can plant right in the ground once it thaws.
All you need is:
Newspaper/Paper or Wrapping paper
Flour sack or wax paper
1. Put half a blender full of torn up paper shreds into the blender and add enough water to saturate it. Blend until it looks like paper pulp and you can’t see much of what the paper used to look like.
2. Strain the pulp in the colander and let drain until much of the water is out. You can wring it out a bit to get more of the water out.
3. I applied the pulp to the cupcake tins without anything between the pulp and the tin and most of then got stuck. Next time I will try a flour sack and wedge it down into the groves before I apply the pulp. Or you can try wax paper or even butter to grease the sides.
4. Allow to dry for a couple of days. Once fully dry, lift the flour sack off the tin.
5. Plant seeds in each cup using soil and some homemade compost. Plant in garden once ready and water accordingly.
If you are like me and can’t wait for spring, these will be a nice way to start early.