I wanted to share another Mother’s Day Gift idea that is inexpensive and simple to do. I am really into succulents lately as you can see by my Inexpensive Mothers Day Present post and my Vertical Succulent Gardening post. They are so easy to grow and I love the varieties available. The project I’m sharing today is a Succulent Book Planter. I saw it first on Pinterest here and thought it was a unique idea.
To begin gather your supplies.
An old book
A utility knife
Mod Podge/ brush
Variety of Succulents
After you gather your supplies you need to draw a rectangle with your ruler and pencil. I left about a 1 1/4″ border. Start cutting. This step takes a while and you need to go almost through the whole book so that it is deep enough for the roots.
Keep cutting. It’s not deep enough yet.
Once you are done cutting, add a generous layer of mod podge to the inside of the area you cut.
Add your soil and plants. You end up with something that looks like this:
I sat mine outside on my covered porch by the front door.
I bet your mother doesn’t have one of those. Happy planting!
My daughter Carissa made a succulent book when she was home for Mother’s Day. Here’s hers:
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