This is the cutest DIY idea I’ve come across in a long time. This adds the perfect amount of rustic charm to your home or office space.
- An old, vintage book (I know it will hurt to cut it up but if you can’t read it anymore, why not recycle it in a fun way)
- X-acto knife
- Pencil and ruler
- Cling wrap / plastic bag
- Elmer’s glue (to keep your book pages intact)
- One real succulent plant (preferably small) or a fake succulent
- Gravel, sand, moss and other decorations
- Find an old, vintage book that is not too thick. Open the front cover and on the title page; under the title of the book, mark an 8 cm x 8 cm square with a pencil.
- Use the x-acto to cut out the square and do the same for all the inner pages, leaving 10-15 pages from the end of the book. This takes a lot of patience and time.
- Once you have a decent depth cut out, line the square with cling wrap or plastic.
- Add some gravel to the bottom (if you have enough space) and add the plant on top.
- If you use a real plant add some of the original soil with the plant to help it grow (add a little water to keep the soil moist).
- Some plants you can use are air plants (Tillandsia) or succulent cacti.
- For fake plants, decorate the planter with gravel, sand, moss and other decorations.
- Find a good spot to display your creativity. I used a mini fairy statue and random shrubs I had laying around.
If you want to make hanging terrariums instead of stationary planters, visit my DIY terrarium post: Live Plant Terrariums