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Make a Book Garden
Turn your old books into a flourishing garden.

Posted by BarryBelcher from Atlanta, Georgia, United States • Published See BarryBelcher's 41 projects »
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  • How to make a book planter. Barry's Book Garden  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather a couple of your boring old thick books.

  • How to make a book planter. Barry's Book Garden  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mix 3 parts Elmer's Glue with 1 part water.

  • How to make a book planter. Barry's Book Garden  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using a paint brush, paint glue mixture to the outside of the book pages with the book closed.

  • How to make a book planter. Barry's Book Garden  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use a straightedge and draw out a square in the center of the first page of the book allowing 1 inch to the edge.

  • How to make a book planter. Barry's Book Garden  - Step 5
    Step 5

    With a sharp box cutter, cut pages along the lines. You will have to cut in sections as you go leaving enough pages for the bottom.

  • How to make a book planter. Barry's Book Garden  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Apply spray glue inside the book center and place plastic film inside.

  • How to make a book planter. Barry's Book Garden  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Plant your favorite potted plant inside and water carefully. The plastic will allow the book to hold water.

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