Catherine Winter-Hébert

DIY: How to Create a Gorgeous Planter from an Old Hardcover Book

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You may have seem some brilliant book planters on Pinterest or Tumblr and marvelled at how such a simple project can yield such beautiful results—I know I have! The folks over at Gartenkultur Studio seem to have made an art form out of it, and guess what? You can too. It’s a fun, easy project that anyone can do with just a few simple tools and some supplies from a local hardware store or garden center. If you have some old hardcover books lying around that are just aching to be filled with flora, just follow the video instructions below and you’ll have a gorgeous book planter of your very own in no time.


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Be sure to choose plants that have shallow root systems, as most books really aren’t that deep (unless you’re turning the Oxford English Dictionary into a planter). A quick web search will bring up a plethora of options for you to choose from, at which point you can go right ahead and choose the plants that would suit both your home and the book planter well. An old Nietzsche book would be perfect for a cactus, wouldn’t it? Or maybe some bergamot in an Oscar Wilde tome? How about some thyme or mint in a cookbook?

Related: Learn How to Make a Knotted String Hanging Planter from Recycled Materials

Whatever type of greenery you choose to cultivate, these gorgeous planters can transform any space into a garden of verse.

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3 Comments

  1. Il Dono de l'Ubiquità May 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    i create this…!!!,,gartenkultur

    https://www.facebook.com/gartenkultur?fref=ts

  2. Lindsey Gerhard February 1, 2013 at 12:01 am

    What happens when you water the plant? Do you have any suggestions for ways to incorporate water catchers?

  3. xenosilvano August 3, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    yeah, because we utmost definitely need to plant our books!

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