Looking for something to do with junk mail from your grocer or old magazine pages? Make "Paper Pottery"! Colorful vases, bowls, plates, and more can be made with different themes using old maps, books, colors, invitations, holiday cards, etc. Make folded long strips of paper then roll them into shape.
Approximate Time: Small vase: a few hours. A large pot or bowl: can take days
By Casey from Milwaukee, WI
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Can I use these vases made from paper as containers for starting plants and can I bury this vase?
If the paper vase was made with tape or Elmer's glue, yes you can bury it. Easier paper pots can be made with a sheet of newsprint dampened and folded/crumpled around either a pot or jar or whatever shape you want it. Then fill it with potting soil and start your seeds or cuttings in it. This would definitely be plant-able at the end. You will need to put something under the paper "pot" to catch any drips, and be very careful not to over-water it!