Washable paper bag pots

                                                                        Photo :  Tavanastudio

Trying not to go into a total meltdown over the impending visit of the photographer from Ideal Home magazine this week, I decided to have a little retail therapy and treat myself to some new bits for my home.
I discovered washable paper bags on Etsy sometime ago when I was looking for something new and innovative to put plants in. Very Scandinavian and a perfect fit to my home style, its a perfect opportunity to buy some and see how they look.  If these gorgeous photographs are anything to go by I will be really happy.

                                                                     Photo : Tavanastudio

Durable and waterproof these storage bags have endless uses.  Made from Tyvek paper (you will often see it wrapping building on work sites to offer protection)  it is strong and washable.  I love the modern feel of these bags.  You can shape them in so many ways, they look delicate and light but are actually really robust.  Nearly impossible to tear they would be great for storage in a child’s room.

photo : MESSstudio

                                                                            Photo : MESSstudio

I love these hanging ones from the WarmGreyCompany

Photo TavanasStudio

Photo : TheWhiteApproach

The bags arrived within two days and I al really pleased with how they look. One more item ticked off the long list of “to do” before the man from Ideal home arrives on Friday morning !

Photo : TheWhiteApproach



  1. elloviekidsclothing
    September 26, 2016 / 6:54 am

    Your house is amazing. I really love those paper pots.

    • karen jones
      September 26, 2016 / 4:42 pm

      Thank you Jacqui xx the pots are great and so versatile xx

  2. Karen
    September 26, 2016 / 11:06 am

    What a fabulous idea! Love how delicate they look. Makes it all the more surprising when you see them filled with the likes of plants.

    • karen jones
      September 26, 2016 / 4:43 pm

      The really are great and actually very robust xx

  3. Carole
    September 26, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    Very stylish Karen. I'm really looking forward to seeing the results of the photoshoot. x

    • karen jones
      September 27, 2016 / 5:18 pm

      Thank you Carole, not sure when it will be published. Think next year some time x

  4. Molly and the Princess
    September 26, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    Love the top two photos with the candles – I can just see these in your house similarly styled at Christmas (there, I've said the C-word, in September, ahhhh!). Looking forward to seeing the mag shoot too x

    • karen jones
      September 26, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      Yep, I thought christmas too when I saw those pics Molly x

  5. Karen - Making Spaces
    September 26, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    Fits right into your place, Karen. Good choice! We have some ceramic pots that are made to look like paper bags. We keep herbs in them. Always make me laugh. Enjoy the shoot on Friday. Honestly, afterwards, you'll be wondering why you've been so nervous. They're lots of fun and you'll have LOADS of time in between shots for cups and tea and polishing kitchen taps etc.. 🙂

    • karen jones
      September 26, 2016 / 8:47 pm

      Oh yes I have seen the ceramic bags too Karen. Thank you for the vote of confidence. I will just be glad when its all over. On the plus side I have managed to get my hubby to finish all those little jobs around the house so win win x

  6. Antonia Ludden
    September 26, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    Great bags and I love your hexagon mirrors. Good luck with the shoot! x

    • karen jones
      September 27, 2016 / 5:19 pm

      Thank you Antonia. The mirrors are really inexpensive, came in packs of three did the whole thing for around £20 x

  7. Katy Orme
    September 27, 2016 / 9:51 am

    Oh, I love the white bags – I've got a couple of the brown ones but the white ones would work much better in my home. Great inspiration here for how to use them x

  8. Cate
    September 27, 2016 / 10:57 am

    They're lovely, I'm amazed they're washable. I love them as a plant pot xxx

  9. geraldine@littlebigbell
    October 1, 2016 / 9:33 am

    Love the bags. I use them a lot for my miniature Christmas trees during the festive season. They're so versatile.

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