cardstock paper plant pots

These paper plant pots are a fun and simple craft, made even easier with a cutting machine. Plus they will look really pretty on a mantel, shelf, or desk. To make sure your paper pots hold up well, we recommend using cardstock since it is thicker and sturdier than text weight paper. 

If you need some ideas for which paper plants to put in these pots, check out our paper succulents, potted paper herbs, and this zig-zag cactus. Or see our full list of paper plants here. We’d love to see what you do with these paper plant pots, so be sure to post photos in our crafter’s community page, or use the hashtag #MadeWithLia on Instagram.

Skill level: Beginner

Crafting tip: Our template includes three sizes of paper plant pots, but with the SVG file you can make whatever size you want. We recommend using cardstock for structure and a bone folder or curling tool for nice, crisp folds. 

Other projects shown: String of pearls paper plant, paper zig zag cactus, and paper passion caladium plant

How to Make Paper Plant Pots

  1. Gather your tools and materials. Then download our pattern listed on the right hand side at the top of this post.
  2. Cut out and score cardstock pieces according to template using a detail knife or a cutting machine.
  3. From what will be the inside of the pot, fold down the longer tab at the side, the bottom, and the top. Use a scoring tool to get crisp folds.
  4. Fold the remaining tabs and scorelines down, as viewed from the outside. Use a curling tool or bone folder to get crisp folds.

Full tutorial available for members to download listed on the right hand side at the top of this post.

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Love these paper plant pots? Check out our full collection of paper plants. Or browse our paper decor projects for more ideas.