GLUE GUIDE

FIND THE PERFECT GLUE
FOR YOUR PROJECT

Create Projects with Aleene’s Glues

Succulent Book Planter

Share This

Picture of Succulent Book Planter

Give your old books new life with a fun and creative spin! Check out how easy it is to make a chic succulent planter with a little help from Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue and a few extra supplies.

What you need:

-Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
-Old hardcover book
-Ruler
-Box cutter
-Pencil
-Paintbrush
-Flower foam
-Succulents (real or faux)
-Plastic (if using real succulents)

Picture of Succulent Book Planter

Apply Original Tacky Glue to the inside back cover of the book.

Picture of Succulent Book Planter

Use a paintbrush to smooth the glue evenly over the entire inside cover.

Picture of Succulent Book Planter

Apply glue over the top, side and bottom of page section.

Picture of Succulent Book Planter

Use the paintbrush to smooth the glue over the pages. Note: Make sure not to glue the top cover and first few pages of the book because you'll want to be able to open it. Let the book dry overnight, adding weight on top of it while it dries to help keep everything in place.

Picture of Succulent Book Planter

Once it’s dry, open the book and press the loose pages back. Use the width of the ruler to draw your cutting lines around the top page of the book.

Picture of Succulent Book Planter

 

Picture of Succulent Book Planter

Cut out your marked off section of pages down to the back cover.

Picture of Succulent Book Planter

 

Picture of Succulent Book Planter

Line the inside of the book with plastic then add flower foam to fit inside the space you've created.

Picture of Succulent Book Planter

Add succulents and use moss to cover any uncovered sections. Note: if using faux succulents, you don't need to line the book with plastic.

Picture of Succulent Book Planter

Picture of Succulent Book Planter

Your planter is now ready to impress anyone who visits your home!


0 Comments | Add Comment
Published Date

March 07, 2017