As you know, IB Polska and its volunteers are implementing an eco-challenge, which includes several eco-activities. Celie, a volunteer from France, is a very eco-friendly person and every week she tries to create something new, something ecological for caring our nature and planet. Today she wants to tell you how to make Cute Plant Pots.

This recycling project is easy and great for everyone who loves painting. Also, the finished planted pots are very good presents.

How can you make a pot out of a milk carton?

  1. Step 1: Cut Milk Cartoon. Get your milk carton (Half a gallon or quart) and decide how tall you want your planter to be. 
  2. Step 2: Cover Cartoon. Cover carton in two layers of duct tape. Or remove the plastique film out of the milk carton to paint on it after.
  3. Step 3: Create some holes in the Bottom Tray. It is always best to use pots with holes in the bottom so when you water them from the bottom in trays or saucers they can drink all they want and you can pour the rest out and so they don’t sit in water.
  4. Step 4: Decorate! Now the fun part. 

NB: Almost all containers will perfectly work when you plant seeds. There are trays that are made especially for starting seeds. If you don’t want to spend money and want to use old ones, you can create pots out of milk cartons or paper cups.

Author: Celie

Celie joined us as a volunteer in September 2020. We are able to host her as a participant of the #EcoSolidarity project under the European Solidarity Corps. it is a funding program of the European Union that creates opportunities for young people to volunteer, work, train, and run their own solidarity projects that benefit communities around Europe.

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