Written and photographed by: Jimmy In The Garden
Succulents are a truly loveable group of plants. They come in all shapes and sizes and are beautiful to look at while being easy to grow. Perfect for any person with the faintest hint of green on their thumb.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can create a unique succulent planter from a repurposed old book.
What You’ll Need:
- Hard cover vintage book
- PVA glue
- Twine or hessian ribbon
- Wax (optional)
- Wax stamp (optional)
- Plastic bag
- A succulent!
- Hole Saw bit
- 2 Clamps
- Sharp knife
- Paint brush
Step 1 – Find A Vintage Hardcover Book
If you’ve got an old, damaged or out of date book that will never see the likes of a fresh pair of eyes again, why not repurpose this into a succulent book planter? If there’s nothing around the home that you want to use, then the next best place would be to check out your local thrift store.
When looking for a book to use, it’s imperative that it is a hardcover book. It will make life a lot easier – trust me. Also, look for books that are thick enough so that a large enough hole can be cut in the center to house your succulent. Anything greater than 1 inch is recommended.