A friend of mine wanted a cutting off one of my succulents I have growing, but I had ran out of containers to put it into. I have wanted to make a book planter for a while but this was the perfect push I needed to get it done. Although it did pain me slightly to cut a great big hole in this vintage hard back book; but the finished results are well worth being slightly destructive.
How to DIY Hard Back Book Planter
What you’ll need
- Glass – to create the circle stencil
- Hard back vintage book
- Hobby Knife
- Tacky craft glue
- Cacti and succulent potting mix
- Succulent cutting
Using a hobby knife press into the book pages and follow your cutting guides. You will have to do quite a few cuts, cutting about 5 pages at a time.
When your hole is 2″ deep coat with two coats of tacky craft glue like this pictured, or Modge Podge. This will create a waterproof seal and keep the pages together.
The worst thing you can do is over water it killing the plant and damaging the book planter, spray with water only when soil looks dry.