DIY Sugar Bag Planters

Recently when I was baking and using up the last of our sugar, I noticed after rolling the sugar bag closed to put away, that it's texture was much like those paper bag planters you see in shops these days. With the help of a few coats of paint, we loved how they turned out.  Making for a pretty and budget friendly way to wrap a gift of potted flowers or plants.  This project is super easy and can be done in less than an hour.

DIY Sugar Bag Planters

What You'll Need:
1 (or more) empty paper sugar bags
Acrylic multi-surface craft paint (we use Martha Stewart's Multi-Surface Acrylic Craft Paints - available here.)
Paint brush

This is a fairly fast and simple project, which makes it also a favourite in our books.  Simply choose the colour(s) and paint away.  Depending on the paint colour used, will address how many coats you need. The darker the paint, the less coats. For example, we did a light pink, which took three coats, (taking a half hour to dry in between), whereas the gold only took two coats to cover the writing on the bags.  To start unroll the bags and with your hand inside the bag, paint the outside. After the last coat, roll the rims over to preferred size (approximately 2 times), and then paint the rolled/folded edges. Let dry and fill with your favourite potted plant!

Disclaimer: Paint provided  by Martha Stewart Living to create this project.

Jan Halvarson


gabricci said...

Love this. I don't use sugar but it will probably work with my paper flour bags.

Jan Halvarson said...

Gabricci - thanks - and yest maybe your flour bag! Let us know if you try!