Oh the joys of the paper pot press. I actually hadn’t the slightest clue what a pot press was until just recently, when our friends over at Terrain granted us one, along with no other instruction than to do with it as we pleased… Now I’m in love.
This simple wooden tool is designed to recycle old newspaper into starter pots for baby plants and seedlings — but you know we’re going to be using it for a million other things. I found it to be incredibly useful when it came to creating hand-done wedding elements, and today I’m sharing three ways to use a paper pot press for just that!
For my first project, I filled some pots with preserved moss and pressed leaves.
I love the idea of having these scattered all over a table at the wedding reception for some beautiful decor that guests can bring home at the end of the night!
Lastly, I made some pots similar in size to the first ones, but filled them with soil and wildflower seeds.I held two sides together, and cut along the top edge creating a scalloped look. Then, I poked a hole straight through, and tied the pot shut with some natural string.
How would you use your paper pot press?
Thanks so much to Terrain for letting us have fun with their pot press!
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