A garden book is a unique and crafty way to place a miniature garden in your home. It is a great way to recycle those hardbound thick books that you don’ need or read anymore. It will surely be an instant conversation piece. Read on to find out how to add this charming accessory to your home.
What you need:
- Hardbound thick book
- Sharp razor
- Plants and ornaments
Open the book to the page where it opens nicely. Grab the ruler and pencil. Measure 3/4 of an inch from the sides and mark it, then half an inch from the binding. Connect the dots creating a rectangle which serves as a guide in cutting the pages. Take the razor and start removing the pages. It may take some time but it’ll be worth it. The ragged edges may look rough and messy afterwards but you won’t see it after you have placed the garden.
Pull back a few pages and then line it with plastic. Push it down and add the charcoal to reduce the odor and gravel to sip the excess water.
Add the soil. Get the plants and carefully place them in the garden covering the roots with soil.
You may add moss, pebbles, and white sand on top of the soil. Dress up the garden by placing the ornaments according to your preferences.
Trim the excess plastic so that it won’t be seen in between the pages. Bring back the pages you pulled back a while ago. Do it carefully to avoid damaging the garden.
And you’re done! You may add more ornaments to beautify the project. Suitable for indoors or outdoors.