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Growing => Vegetables => Topic started by: colliewoman on March 11, 2012, 09:35:15 pm

Title: Origami paper pots
Post by: colliewoman on March 11, 2012, 09:35:15 pm
Being skint has it's uses! I remembered how to make these, which are fab and you can use them like peat pots :thumbsup:

Hopefully the link will work.....


http://youtu.be/7Li2cV9AN7E (http://youtu.be/7Li2cV9AN7E)


Gotta be more useful than making origami body parts of tea towel chickens :-[ :D :D
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: Bangbang on March 12, 2012, 07:52:42 pm
Watched it - Mmmmm
I think I'll  make my pots from paper mache.
lots of free paper at recycle points..
 :)
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: Dizzycow on March 12, 2012, 09:20:04 pm
Fab, excellent post.

(Also, I watched that episode of Ed Byrne, Live At The Apollo that's on in the background, it was very good!)

I'm going to try to sell some of my tomato seedlings in the village shop, this is perfect.

 :)
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: colliewoman on March 12, 2012, 10:39:46 pm
If you want to be able to move your pots a air bit, I would use 2 or 3 sheets of paper to fold ;)
Ed Byrne.... :love:
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: Dizzycow on March 12, 2012, 10:43:34 pm
If you want to be able to move your pots a air bit, I would use 2 or 3 sheets of paper to fold ;)
Ed Byrne.... :love:

I agree. Nice bit of Irishness.  ;)
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: colliewoman on March 13, 2012, 09:34:54 am
I stalked him round Glastonbury festival 2 years running (him and the Levellers are the only reason I ever went) i don't think he noticed though :D :D :-[
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: deepinthewoods on March 13, 2012, 09:40:22 am


I'm going to try to sell some of my tomato seedlings in the village shop, this is perfect.

 :)

i made about 50 last year doing that, courgettes sell well too


colliewoman, i saw the levellers back before they started charging for gigs. brilliant band.
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: colliewoman on March 13, 2012, 02:00:32 pm


colliewoman, i saw the levellers back before they started charging for gigs. brilliant band.

Mark Chadwick held my hand  :love: :love: :love:
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: deepinthewoods on March 13, 2012, 02:27:49 pm
well he never held mine!! :D proud moment a few months back when m daughter asked if she could buy levelling the land.
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: Dizzycow on March 13, 2012, 06:21:38 pm
Ooh, I love this thread. I love The Levellers, Ed Byrne, cottage industry, origami, the works. What's not to love?

Funny, I went to the gym yesterday (bit of a shock to the system, I can tell you, and listened to the whole of Levelling The Land. What a coincidence. Plastic Jeezus - best song ever!  ;D
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: colliewoman on March 13, 2012, 07:39:41 pm
You are all smelly hippies :P :P
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: deepinthewoods on March 13, 2012, 08:07:22 pm
smelly? yes
hippy? im not too sure, its all just a matter of individual perception man, maybe we should sit in a circle and meditate.  om mani padme hum ;D
i confess i do feel drawn to standing stones and have been known to hug a tree whilst naked.
 ive yet to move to glastonbury tho. ;)
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: colliewoman on March 13, 2012, 09:52:23 pm
Good Gods don't move to Glastonbury, home of the Plastic Pagans, The Brew Crew and The Hags of Avalon :o :o :o :o :o

It's a lovely place but the cosmic bullshitters and street drinkers spoil it for everyone :(
There is a stone circle on the festival site here in Pilton, lovely place ;D
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on March 14, 2012, 12:38:50 am
I used to live not far from Glastonbury.  Wouldn't want to live any closer.
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: colliewoman on March 14, 2012, 12:34:25 pm
I used to live not far from Glastonbury.  Wouldn't want to live any closer.

So it's not just me then, I sometimes think I'm just anti social and wasn't socialised properly as a pup, but (most of) the people there drive me to distraction!


and they let their dogs run riot to the point I can't take mine when I go as they get attacked .... mutter mutter mutter >:( :D
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: WaltDisneyWorld on March 14, 2012, 01:31:26 pm
Just watched the clip - fantastic idea! Thank you so much for sharing  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: anderso on March 14, 2012, 07:19:50 pm
I make paper pots by folding in 4 length ways then wrap round a aerosol can then squash the bottom in a tuna can works for me -

with regard to Glastonbury I went to the 2nd one way back in the 70's was stationed in Taunton needed something to do one Saturday - nowadays have a problem driving past the place...
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: Red on March 15, 2012, 10:52:34 am
I've made  paper pots using a wine bottle as a mould and it worked great! and yes totally agree about the 'cosmic buller shitters'  :dunce:
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: suziequeue on March 15, 2012, 04:21:49 pm
This is great!!!

Great use of an old seed catalogue too.

Gonna try this next year.
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: Sandy on March 15, 2012, 05:41:08 pm
I love paper pots, rubbish recycling, forrageing and the Levellers (best are the Prodigy though)..""""theres only one way of life and that's your own!!"""""""
 missed out on a gig but a friend went and got crushed..she was OK...my husband used to look like he had come from a band, long tatty hair and holy jogging bottoms and converse boots..now he has no hair and I have a lot more tummy and bum and legs and face but we still love each other... A FB friend put a blog of her going on a basket weaving course and the end result she made a tray and filled it with those paper pots, idea for selling at fetes etc!!!!!!! 
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: Dizzycow on March 15, 2012, 07:13:29 pm
Hooray for Smelly Hippies!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: Sandy on March 15, 2012, 07:15:20 pm
Steve used to be a hppy but hes alright now ;) I am just >>.Me
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: colliewoman on March 15, 2012, 08:15:19 pm
I feel a meet up is in order, shame we are all so far apart!
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: deepinthewoods on March 15, 2012, 08:25:49 pm
we'll be going up to wales in the summer hols and will pop in and say hi. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: suziequeue on March 19, 2012, 08:46:41 am
I made some of these pots using a Harrod Horticultural seed catalogue  ;D ;D

It's quite good because you can overlap the flaps to hold them all together.
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: colliewoman on March 19, 2012, 02:07:29 pm
we'll be going up to wales in the summer hols and will pop in and say hi. :thumbsup:

Definately, let us know when and there might be an empty rig for a night or 2 if you wanted to stay over and sit by the fire outside drinking cider or tea ;D

Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: colliewoman on March 19, 2012, 02:08:05 pm
SuzieQ well done!
they look fab!
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: Plantoid on March 19, 2012, 09:33:32 pm
Life's too short to waste it folding paper for hundreds of pots. :D

 There is a design  of a pot maker made in turned wood . It has a tube that has a renovable torroidal insert in the bottom and a mating torroid in a plunger that fits the tube with a fair clearance . Youn simply roll the tube as mentioned in the airosol and tuna can approach and push it down hard into the tube with the torroidal plug in the botton  , the paper folds over and locks in tight .
 I think it is with a second slightly smaller rammer once the inital stopped tube is made .
 There might be a youtube clip somewhere if you care to play looking for such things.

 If I remember I'll go to my mates when I go back home at the end of the week and ask if I can take piccies of their tube maker
Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: suziequeue on March 19, 2012, 10:11:41 pm
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Life's too short to waste it folding paper for hundreds of pots.

I did a load whilst watching telly this evening :-)

I do enjoy origami so I guess for me it was no hardship.

Title: Re: Origami paper pots
Post by: colliewoman on March 20, 2012, 07:37:35 pm
Life's too short to waste it folding paper for hundreds of pots. :D

 There is a design  of a pot maker made in turned wood

I think you are on about the 'paper potter' which is fun and works well, but you have to pay for it and i'm far to tight to do that ;D ;D
I'm like SuzieQ and make em whilst watching TV or summat