How To Make A Book Planter

Laura from Garden Answer demonstrates how to make a book planter in this upcycling project.  This is a cute upcycle for an old book that is no longer wanted and would make a lovely gift!

You might want to glue the pages of the book together, with a PVA/ white craft glue, to make this into a slightly more solid container for the plants.


The materials and equipment that you’ll need to upcycle your old book into a planter are shown below.

  • A thick hardback book
  • Succulents
  • Charcoal
  • Gravel
  • Potting soil
  • Plastic /plastic bag
  • Moss
  • Bark
  • Decorative items e.g. fairies, gnomes, seashells (optional)
  • Stanley knife / craft knife / exacto knife
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
Did You Know?

According to the 2006 figures, 4.15 billion books were produced annually in the US and 3.09 billion were sold.  More than 3 million trees were cut down to produce the books that were sold in the US.

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