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Something Grows in the Fold

Fold together your love of recycling and gardening with this clever tool--an acorn-topped wooden dowel designed to create biodegradable pots for seeds, seedlings and young plants. All you need is some old newspaper and you can craft any number of plant pots for all your planting needs. Simply cut dry newspaper into strips, fold in the excess paper underneath, press the folded end onto the base and gently twist to shape the pot. Remove your paper pot, fill with dirt and compost, and you're ready to sow seeds or nurture a seedling! After all, from little acorns DO mighty oaks grow. Made in China.

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Item ID
21167
Made from
beech wood
Measurements
6.5" H x 3" dia.
Notes
To clean, wipe with moist cloth.

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SEED POT MAKER
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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    (8)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Solid construction (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Comfortable grip (4)
  • Weather proof (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gardening (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (4), Getting started (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Gift for green thumb daycare lady

By 

from Jefferson City, MO

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Grip
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Solid Construction
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gardening

    Comments about SEED POT MAKER:

    Bought for avid gardner/daycare lady. PERFECT! Even the kids can use it and the verbiage seemed fit.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Nice looking seed pot maker

    By 

    from OH

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Looking
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gardening

      Comments about SEED POT MAKER:

      Unfortunately this comes without instructions, so the recipient had to watch videos online to see how to use the seed pot maker. Otherwise it seems to work well, it looks good, and it's a way for us to make our own pots while recycling. It's also a touch overpriced.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great way to make my own paper pots!

      By 

      from Rural Missouri

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Workmanship
      • Nice Looking
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gardening

        Comments about SEED POT MAKER:

        I've tried using a small glass to make my own paper pots and ended up with sore wrists. After receiving this product, I had a number of pots made, almost without even having to think about it. I am SO glad that I got it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Gardener's Delight

        By 

        from Buffalo, NY

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Grip
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Solid Construction
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gardening

          Comments about SEED POT MAKER:

          My son loves this because it is a natural way to start seeds. It also helps to prevent transplant shock. Wonderful product!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Child
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Fantastic, love it

          By 

          from Glenview, IL

          About Me Master Gardener

          Pros

          • Comfortable Grip
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gardening

            Comments about SEED POT MAKER:

            This is a terrific little tool. I've used another version with a wider end for the palm of the hand, and this one is much more comfortable. When I make newspaper pots, I make a thousand at a time, so comfort is important! I will be ordering a few more of these for gardening friends.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Every Gardener Needs This!!!!

            By 

            from Tri-Cities, WA

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Solid Construction
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gardening

              Comments about SEED POT MAKER:

              I found three different makers for this type of product when searching online. I ended up purchasing this style because of the heirloom quality.

              This works so amazingly well and is super easy to use. We do not get the newspaper - however, we used a bunch of brown paper bags and they worked great!! Our two-year old was able to fill these with seed starter soil - and the brown paper bag made the pot sturdy - but not as thick as peat pots. Roots were able to break through easily.

              This would make a great gift for friends and family! You could put it in a brown paper bag with some seeds and a great pot to transplant to as a housewarming gift :-)

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Unique gift!

              By 

              from IN

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Solid Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gardening
                • Outdoor Amusement

                Comments about SEED POT MAKER:

                My husband will love it!

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great original product!

                By 

                from Asbury Park, NJ

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy
                • Green
                • Lightweight
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Gardening

                Comments about SEED POT MAKER:

                Great gift and I bought one for personal use. Easy and original. Love this!!!!!!

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best. Thing. Ever. for a gardener

                By 

                from Ila, GA

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Grip
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Solid Construction
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                • You have to buy newspaper

                Best Uses

                • Gardening
                • Starting seedlings

                Comments about SEED POT MAKER:

                Just the best idea ever - the pots that come out of this little contraption are sturdy and environmentally sound. i have been just planting the pots straight into the ground with no problems at all. works so well i have bought a couple of others for friends.

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                Q and A

                When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                353votes, 64 comments

                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                We're always excited about cool new garden gadgets, so we were thrilled when Josh found this Seed Pot Maker! Would you love to get planting with this handy tool?

                Christina
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                cool idea but i wouldn't use it and i don't know anyone who'd want it as a gift.

                Liane
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I like this, I'd definitely use it. It'd make a great gift for some gardening friends.

                Mary
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                probably won't be a big seller, but still might prove to be "just the thing" for people trying to find the perfect gift for a green thumb. definitely something worth carrying in the store.

                Seneca
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Great gift for those with a green thumb.

                JoBeth
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I think this would be a great gift for young gardeners.

                Erin
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                just seems needless to have something to shape paper.

                Jenny
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                a paper shaper?

                Joanne
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                The acorn-shaped top is too cute. I work at a park and we have used pot makers similar to these in our nature programs. I want one for myself!

                Julie
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                It seems really complicated to use, and the wooden stand is not even used in the final process.

                Amy
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                we garden, we start our own seeds...i love the concept would most definatly buy one!!

                Robin
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I find this a wonderful tool for growing your own herbs and seedlings without waste!!!

                Carolyn
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                It looks a little..."suggestive" as well.

                christie
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                visually unappealing

                ERIN
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Cute idea - but I'm not an avid gardener and don't start my own seedlings

                Lauren
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Am I the only one who thought this looks sort of...phallic?

                lisa
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                LOVE anything that turns trash into usable goods!

                Laura

                The most phallic item in your catalog.

                Kristi

                I want to giggle like a dirty-minded teenager when I look at this thing. Ok, so I did actually giggle. I mean seriously I could see a guy saying something about his "Mighty Oak".

                Christine
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                If made in the US, I'd buy it!

                Jessica Kate
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Still not sure exactly how this works, but I still think it is cool.

                Jen
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                The pot looks like it would fall apart the first time you watered the seedling. Nice in theory, but I don't see it working.

                Elisa

                Great idea to not only recycle but to also plant, plant, plant!

                Pamela
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I think its a unique concept. I like what it says as well.

                Sue Eveleth
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                It's made in China. :(

                p
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                It seems unnecessary and the shape is phallic

                Sharon

                This looks mighty suggestive, and pointless for its purpose. Just get a toiletpaper or paper towel roll and use that. Then recycle it when you're done.

                Heidi
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                i thought this was cute until i realized how phallic it looks. really cute idea though maybe flip the acorn if you could figure out a way

                Jennifer
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                This would be the PERFECT teacher gift at my kids' school. That is their slogan and acorns and oak trees feature prominently as decor and on the grounds. Please carry it!

                Darcy
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                In concept I love this product. What I don't like is that it is made in China and costs $17. We can be pretty sure that someone is making an enormous profit off these items as things are notoriously cheap to manufacture in China as they "employ" basically slave labor and don't have environmental and other important manufacturing regulations. Something this simple need not cost $ 17 or should we support Chinese manufacturing.

                Letty
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I can buy a lot of peat pots for 17.....besides, it looks obscene!

                stacy

                I like the item! However, wish it was made in America.

                Rebecca
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Stocking stuffer for my garden obsessed 4 1/2 year old!

                Melissa
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I like the concept, but that acorn on top looks a little too suggestive...not something I'd have out in the open!

                Jenny
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Does it come in different sizes and in a darker stain?

                Jess
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Maybe if the acorn was flipped...looks...um, well, you know...

                annie

                I think this is an awesome product however I personall y prefer to purchase items made in America since our economy is worse than China's.

                Kay
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                What a waste of $17.

                Kelly
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I've been gardening for 20 years and have always wanted one but never bought one for myself. I'd love to get it as a gift!

                Jenni
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                In this economic climate is this really what people would spend their money on...really? More over, it is made in CHINA. Just say no to anything made in China!

                Dawn
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Too much trouble for a seed!

                Chrissy
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I know a few people who could use this. However, I wish it were made in America!

                Janelle
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                looks too phallic.

                JT
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                It looks phallic.

                Mathew

                What a great twist on a really great product. Wild and wolf always seem to go the extra mile too add something more to their products. I want one defo!

                deborah
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                It's "a little corny..." but I have never seen anything similar

                cliff
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                great item - eco friendly, never seen one like this before

                genna
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                great little idea to make the most of your old newspapers!

                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                Thanks for all of the great feedback on this fun garden gadget! To see how to use the Seed Pot Maker click on the instructions thumbnail under the main image. Could this product help you get your garden growing?

                Kate
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Could do this on my own without this extra gadget.

                emily
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                cute... but a little phallic (alot maybe??)

                Erin
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I would LOVE this! The tiny peat pots are seasonal in my area and aren't available year round. Heck, this might even make me start buying newspapers again!

                virginia
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                it's um. a little well. i do not like to look at it.

                Rebecca
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Seriously? And,again, made in China.

                Erin
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Doesn't seem useful.

                Whitney
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I can think of a few people that would get a kick out of this and the price is guilt free.

                Jennifer
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Can be market as "Wooden Willy Paper Shaper."

                Moddy
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                This is a reasonable price and all, but I just don't see why you'd need a thing like this at all. This would be like buying a tool to perfectly shape the ends of your rolled coin rolls - what's the point?

                Geri
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                cute idea

                Sofia
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Good idea for someone who likes to start seedlings inside, to transplant out in thegarden!!!

                kathy
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                To much of a novelty that would not be used. Clutter!

                Patty
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                nice saying, but ugly product

                Joanna
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I've been looking for one of these for some time now. They are harder to find than you might think!

                Meghan
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                gardening friends would love this!

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