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Spray-Painted Plant Gift Bags

To present a green gift — rosemary, orchid, paperwhite, mini boxwood — in a unique way, spray-paint a paper sack in a metallic shade.

plant gift bag

Photography: Pernille Loof

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2017


When spray-painting, wear gloves and work outdoors or on a drop cloth in a well-ventilated area. For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of DIY Gifts.


  • Paper bags (Pictured: Basic Supply XL brown paper lunch bags, $10 for 40; Prep4Life brownpaper bags, 8¼-by-5¼-by-16-inch, $16 for 100; BagDream #4 paper lunch bags, 5-by-2.95-by 9.45-inch, $7 for 50; and SmileMakers mini kraft paper bags, $7 for 100,

  • Spray paint (Pictured: Montana Gold acrylic professional spray paint, in Copperchrome - Metallic and Outline Silver -Metallic, $8 each,


  1. On a covered work surface, spray-paint a paper sack in a metallic shade; let dry completely.

  2. Fold down a cuff at the top for contrast, and drop the plant into your upcycled package to deliver it to a happy hostess or teacher.

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