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Origami Planter Covers

Looking to add a bit of flair to your household plants? These faceted paper covers are folded in five simple steps.

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Photography: Andrew Ingalls

Source: Martha Stewart

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steps

  1. Trim your cardstock to two pieces, measuring 4.5" x 9." Align one piece of cardstock horizontally on the scoring board and start scoring vertical lines every ½ inch.

  2. Align the cardstock so that the top lefthand corner lines up with the bottom 2-inch mark. Score this line, and continue to score parallel lines every inch. Flip the cardstock 180 degrees and repeat.

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  3. Fold all of the scored lines (vertical and diagonal) to one side.

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  4. At the ½-inch mark from one edge, pinch all of the vertical lines inward so that the diagonal lines fold outward. (Tip: This may take some patience, be sure to use both hands to hold the cardstock while folding!)

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  5. Repeat steps 1-4 with the second piece of cardstock; attach the two pieces with double-sided tape.

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