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Here's a convenient way to transport flats of blooms you've purchased and recycle a shopping bag at the same time. Start with a large paper bag that has handles. Cut the bag along both long sides of a side panel. Repeat on other side. Fold cut panels in to create more support at the base of the carrier; trim excess paper. Store carrier in the trunk of your car to reuse as necessary.

Comments (7)

Anonymous
May 25, 2010
Great idea ! i will use this .
Anonymous
May 25, 2010
The plastic canvas shopping bags would work for years. They are strong and water won't hurt them and you can keep them in your trunk since they fold flat. I like the idea of putting a stiff base in it like the carboard but i would use plastic board like what they use for political campaign signs. After an election that is a way of recycling those signs.
Anonymous
April 10, 2010
WHAT A CLEVER IDEA!!!!!!! THANKS!!!!!
Anonymous
April 10, 2010
Some of my "cloth" shopping bags were looking old, so I used a couple. It worked well.
Anonymous
April 10, 2010
My flowers/vegs are always a little damp when I buy them... I like shelfish's idea, but will wrap the cardboard in some plastic wrap (or maybe just an old grocery bag?) to keep things from getting too soggy.
Anonymous
April 10, 2010
My flowers/vegs are always a little damp when I buy them... I like shelfish's idea, but will wrap the cardboard in some plastic wrap (or maybe just an old grocery bag?) to keep things from getting too soggy.
Anonymous
April 10, 2010
To give stability to the 'carrier', I added a piece of box cardboard to the base, then the 'flaps', taped the flaps so the cardboard would not fall out.