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Oragami Planter Art #MiracleGroProject

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Origami is an ancient Japanese art of paper folding. If you ever made any of those cute fold up games that you write numbers, colors or sayings in then you have done origami.
I saw these planters on the Miracle-Gro  facebook page as part of their “The Gro Project” . There are several at home fun garden projects  you can do with your kids or grandkids that make gardening fun on the Pinterest Page, that serves a forum for gardeners to come together and share their own stories.

 

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The Origami Garden instructions walk you through step-by-step how to create these cute inexpensive cardboard planted pot holders. They also include instructions on how to make a macramé hanger to hold your creation.

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Using the suggested lightweight  Moisture Control Potting Mix  works fine for indoor plants. You can feed your plant regularly with Miracle-Gro Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food  to keep it strong and healthy.

I have a few tips to help make building this planter a little easier.

Planter:

I used poster board which was very easy to cut, fold and paste.
Start with a 13-inch by 15-inch rectangle.

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Measure and mark your grid first. Have all the vertical and horizontal lines in place then connect the points to form the triangles.

Cut out the pattern.

Mark the numbered pieces directly on the pattern. (You won’t see the numbers because you will glue these pieces in place according to the directions.)

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I also put a few scrap pieces in the bottom for more stability.

Hanger:

Start with the 5 pieces of rope, twine or yarn at least 40 inches in length each. You will need the length to tie proper knots.

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I used paper clips to hold the hanger in place along the top edge to adjust the knots.

Remove clips when finished.

Plant:

Make sure to use a lightweight pot and let the plant drip out completely. If the plant sits too low in the planter, try using a few deli takeout lids or similar lightweight material under the plant.
Give it a try and check out their ” The Gro Project ” Facebook page for more fun easy-to-do gardening projects.

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Tracy Iseminger

Tracy is a busy mother and social media junkie. Her adventures in cooking led her to create Daily Dish Magazine. She has a passion for travel as well and you can find her writing about her adventures at Answers.com and Examiner.com. Outside media, she also works as a Dental Hygienist, but her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family.

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