How to Make a Portable Outdoor Plant Pot from a Sheet of Paper

Outdoor plants have been around for millennia, but there’s no real way to grow them outdoors.

They’re hard to store and transport, and even if you have access to one, it can be hard to find the right pot.

That’s why I’ve built a portable outdoor plant pot from a sheet of paper.

This portable plant pot can be used for both indoor and outdoor plantings.

It’s a great way to use up an unused sheet of sheet paper.

I’m sharing this with you because I’ve seen some of my fellow gardeners make portable plant pots out of this sheet.

They seem to have a knack for making pots out from a single sheet of cardboard.

The one downside to this method is that you’ll have to use a different paper to make the pot lid.

It takes a little more effort to make a pot lid than a sheet, but it’s worth it.

This DIY portable plant pipe was built out of a single 3-inch sheet of 2.25-inch paper.

Here’s how to build it: 1.

Start with the cardboard.

I prefer to use recycled cardboard for my pots because it’s less likely to be damaged by the elements.

The cardboard can be cut into smaller pieces to make pots.

It also gives me a much larger surface area for the pot.

If you’re not sure which cardboard is right for your needs, use the free downloadable card catalog to find out.

The easiest way to get cardboard cut is to cut a piece of cardboard that’s roughly the size of the pot you’re building.

I cut mine about 2 inches wide.


Measure the sheet of sheets of paper you want to use for your portable plant.

Measure how many inches you need from the edge of the paper.

If the paper is thicker than the edges of the sheet, cut the piece smaller.


Cut the sheet to the length you want the pot to be.

This measurement is usually about 1.5 to 2 inches.

If it’s thicker than that, cut it a little smaller.


Place the pot in the center of the cardboard sheet.

To make the base of your pot, fold the cardboard in half and cut out the center to make it a pot.

I use a small piece of newspaper for this purpose, so the center piece will be a little bigger than the rest of the pipe.


Fill the hole in the base with potting soil.

This soil helps to keep the pot from leaking water.

You can make your own potting mix by mixing a little potting liquid with a little soil.


Add the plant material you just cut into the center hole of the base.

This makes it easier to place the pot inside the pot when it’s ready.

You might need to add some additional plant material as the pot fills up. 7.

Place your pot inside your container.

You want to keep your pot’s bottom flat so that it fits snugly inside your containers.


Fill your container with water and plant material.

Once you’ve filled the pot, place the lid on top of the container.

This helps to prevent leaks from spreading outside of the lid.


Place a sheet or other container over the top of your container, and secure the lid using a zip tie.

The pot should stay on top for about 10 minutes before it’s time to drain the water.


Use the plant pot to grow some plants.

Potted plants are great for making a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and other plants.

I usually make about a dozen pot plants a year.

When I get the chance, I’ll put one of my pot plants into the fridge and wait to see what happens.

I don’t know if I’ll ever make the plant pots I’ve been making from a cardboard sheet again, but I’ll definitely be looking for a different DIY method.