HXG Workshop: The Benefits of Origami Paper Pot Planters


benefits of origami paper pots workshopLearn how to make paper pots from recycled newspaper and decorative paper too! These pots when made in advance store very easy and take up little space. They are easy to plant in, are great for gifts, party centerpieces, or individually brighten up an office desk or counter. You can even start your succulents for landscapes in these creative paper pots. A hands-on workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) will show you how to create attractive and functional origami paper pots.

At the end of class you will have made and planted your own paper pots to take home and enjoy.


Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:30 a.m. to noon


Halawa Xeriscape Garden
99-1268 Iwaena Street
Halawa Valley’s Central Park
Industrial Area
(get directions)


$5 for non-member
Free for FOHXG members (supporting level or above)
We accept cash and checks.


With some recycled paper, planting soil, and a drought tolerant plant, participants can make an origami container that can later be planted in the ground with their plant, this minimizes disturbance to the plants roots and as the pot decomposes it creates nutrients for the plant. You can also use a water resistant florist paper to create the same origami container but use them as a decorative planter for your home, office and for starter herbs. You’ll also learn a few tips on caring for drought tolerant plants in paper pots.


Advanced registration is required. Registration opens on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, and closes at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017, or when all spaces are filled. Call (808) 748-5315 or email workshops@hbws.org to register. BWS security requires full name and address of all participants.

See the 2017-2018 workshop schedule.