Make an eye-catching arrangement by turning an old book into a faux planter

Having plants in your home adds a sense of calm like Henry David Thoreau found when he went to the woods to “living deliberately.” Combining your love of reading with the natural beauty of foliage is simple to do by turning an old book into a planter. An arrangement of faux plants will provide the ambiance of greenery without the additional chore of watering and tending to them.
When choosing your faux plants, gather a collection of different types and sizes for a more interesting arrangement. While a hardback copy may be easier to use for this project, a paperback would also work. The key is to pick a book that speaks to you and inspires your creativity for your arrangement. Enjoy the process of creating beauty and becoming one with the written word.
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Materials
- An old book
- Floral foam brick or disk
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Faux plants, a variety
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Instructions
1. With your book on a flat surface, hot glue a brick or disk of floral foam to the top cover.
2. Insert your faux flowers and plants into the floral foam, arranging them to your liking. Don’t be afraid to try different things; the floral foam should be completely covered by the end.
Tip: Experiment with different faux plants in different sizes for an eye-catching arrangement.
3. When you have the floral foam filled and arranged how you like it, place your book planter on any bookshelf or side table for a pop of green near your favorite reading spot.
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