Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Vintage Book Planter...



Funny, I've never drilled a hole in a book before.  I've tried 
some pretty wacked out things but, nope, not this.

But, when I saw this....


 And, this....
Better Homes and Gardens

I thought of making this book planter...











  

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  Simply hot glue the two books together, mark where you want your hole and using a 3" drill bit -- drill away!  Do take it slow and easy.  I used an empty sour cream container to pot my little plants  after I slipped it in the hole, marked it, and cut it off to fit.





AND I have all of this left for another day.....




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113 comments:

  1. Wow - what a unique idea! I love it!

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  2. Oh, what a cool looking project, Lindy.

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  3. Lindy-THAT is genius! I love it...think of all the paper flowers...or whatever.... you can make with the cutouts! Love it! Diana

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  4. Lindy,what a wonderful idea!! I love the way you placed the birds too with it!

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  5. Hi Lindy...

    My friend, I love your book planter! What a creative idea! You know, we often set a little plant up on an old book in a vignette...so this is awesome! Thanks for sharing this sweet project with us and the tutorial as well! Hmmm...now I'm thinkin'...what can you use all of those paper circles for! There's got to be a great project for those as well! Hehe!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  6. That looks like a fun, easy project. Very Martha-ish.

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  7. Super creative and it is incredibly charming! Thanks for sharing this great idea!! I have a decorating inspiration party on Fridays at my blog if you would like to join in sometime :)

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  8. What a creative idea! I love how it turned out. The birds perched on it and next to it give it just the right finishing touch.

    - The Tablescaper

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  9. What won't you think of next?? I can't wait to see what you do with those page disks now. Blessings, friend.

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  10. Great idea Lindy...you made a "book" cache pot...very cleaver!

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  11. You make it sound as if drilling holes in books is easy. I've done it for several different projects and it is messy and tricky (but definitely worth it).


    This is a super-cute and very fresh idea!!

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  12. That is very pretty and the bird is the perfect touch! Great idea!

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  13. I love this idea! Brilliant :) I just saw a wreath made with circles from a book. She used a cutter but you just made that step so much faster!

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  14. What a neat idea! I am continually amazed by what people are doing with old books! Thanks for sharing...I'm visiting from Somewhat Simple!

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  15. This is one of the cutest ideas I've seen. This is one creative project. Wouldn't this look so beautiful in a bookshelf... my bookshelf!
    What a fun and inspiring stop!
    Yvonne

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  16. I would have never thought of this, but I totally love it... I will have to try this really.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori! Please join me again for another great party!

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  17. Love it!

    Jo
    http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com

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  18. This is on my list of things to make...love how yours turned out!

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  19. Don't you just love making things using old books?!

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  20. This is so super cool and creative! That was my next thought...something really cool could be done with those circles...hmmm...I've seen some really cool wreathes in blogland! thanks! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

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  21. That is so cute! I love the bird. I wonder if it's looking for a worm? He needs a gummy worm! That's what my kids would say anyway... So nice to have had you stop by! Now I am your latest follower!
    blessings
    deborah
    {thewhitechair}

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  22. Sooo creative!
    I'm Robyn from
    thepinkpeonyoflejardin

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  23. I almost cringe at the thought of destroying a book, but it's such a cute and clever idea!! Can't wait to see what you do with the leftovers!

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  24. Lindy, I can't believe my eyes. Seriously, how you came up with this BEAUTIFUL idea, I know you explained, but still, wow. I would have never. I am amazed at how awesome this is. Your table setup is so cute. Can't wait to see what you do with all those circles. Oh and PLEASE link this up at ** Amaze me August** I would so love to have you back with your talent, and amazing projects. Looking very much forward to seeing what you do next!!! Bella :)

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  25. How clever are you! I can't wait to see what you do with the paper circles.

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  26. You amaze me! You're so innovative!

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  27. Hi....visiting and now following from Carfty Soirre! I absolutely love this ~ never would have thought of it, but it is amazing!!
    Blessings to you,
    Jill @ Sweet Diva

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  28. How lovely! You always come up with such wonderful and creative ideas. I love birds, so I especially like this one.

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  29. Very cute. And the books used could either fit a theme or season, or be old gardening books where the pages got wet.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  30. What a "novel" idea! I love the way you used the planter in your display with the birds. And look at all those goodies left over for another creative project. Can't wait to see what you do with those.

    Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to seeing what you link up each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

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  31. This is such a great idea and you can use the circles for another project. I made some of the picture frames out of books awhile back. They turned out great. Great job, thanks for sharing.

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  32. What a great idea!! Hey all that book innerds...you could string them with drilled erasers, pencils, rulers, apples, etc and make a garland for school theme!

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  33. Lindy, you're always coming up with the coolest ideas. I love it. And those little birds perched beside it too! ~Sheilla

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  34. That is like simply mahhvalous darling :-) Wow

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  35. Fantasitc! I've never seen anything like this before. Love it!

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  36. Pretty wicked cool idea. Love it!

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  37. This is so creative, I love this idea!

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  38. You are just too clever! And the birds are so cute in you vignette!

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  39. I too can't wait to see what you come up with for those leftover circles! You better get creating!!! Thanks for the great idea! Jules

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  40. wow! so creative of you and turns out wonderful project with beautiful photos! thanks for sharing!
    xo
    fitty

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  41. This is just precious. Let's see...you'd have to put the book planter in a sunny spot for the good of the plants...or...use faux to be able to put anywhere. So so cute.

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  42. Lindy,
    Aren't you clever! I ❤ this idea.

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  43. That is very pretty. And you could use those left over pieces for a wreath or something. Very nice!

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  44. Ha! I've never seen this before...very cute! Now, you have all the makings of a good book wreath! Thanks so much for sharing! I hope you can join my $65 gift card CSN giveaway going on now! http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/10/csn-stores-giveaway.html

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  45. How creative!! I love this idea and the little birds add that extra touch.

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  46. I love that idea! I've been really into book crafts lately and this is a new one to me!

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  47. What a cool idea! It would never have crossed my mind. This is so neat! I'd love for you to come link up to my party this weekend.

    whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

    Hope to see you there,
    Krista

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  48. Wow it looks fantastic! Wonderful job! I want one! :)

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  49. That is ADORABLE!!! I love it! And I want to make one right away!

    I shared it on the tatertots and jello facebook page and linked to you :)

    xo
    Jen

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  50. Thanks for linking with While He Was Napping! I'm so smitten with this idea! Hope you'll come link up again next weekend!

    Krista

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  51. Oh for goodness sake, this such a cool idea! I bet tons of other versions will be flying around the bloggy world soon:) Such a neat way to use book in your decor and add a touch of living greenery! So happy to see you again at A Crafty Soiree! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing you next time too:)

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  52. I love the look of old books and this has taken it to a whole new level! So creative!

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  53. I see you got tons of comments because your book idea is lovely

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  54. What a very cool idea--I love old books and projects made with books are even better. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence's Under $100 linky party.

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  55. Hi Lindy, love this idea. Sooo, what are you going to do with the little rounds of paper??? hmmm?

    Seriously the book planter is way cool.

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  56. Wow! What a very cool idea! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com! Grab my "featured" button.

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  57. Gosh, that's brilliant! I'm also eager to see what you do with the paper "holes" that were left over.

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  58. How cool is that! And those round pages pieces are awesome, too!

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  59. Genious! Way to go thinking outside the box like that. Love it!

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  60. I like it! Cleaver idea.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  61. What a clever and creative idea. Just don't cut any holes in first editions! Thanks for sharing. This is my first visit to your blog via MI4M but I'll be returning.

    Deborah

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  62. cute idea. I passed this on to my two engage sisters for a possible wedding centerpiece idea! very unique!

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  63. What a cute and wonderful idea! Love it!

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  64. Hi Lindy! Oh, this is precious! I love it! What a great idea and you made it seem easy. I'd probably drill holes in my tiny fingers.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  65. That's a very clever idea! It turned out wonderfully!
    Kathy

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  66. That is so clever! It looks great. I'm really enjoying your blog.

    Kathy

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  67. Lindy...
    Great idea!
    I did the book photo thing last year for christmas and that was fun.
    I'll certainly give this little project a try.
    I buy books specifically for their colors at the good will, so I've a ton to choose from!
    Thanks for the tut!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

    Loved my visit here!

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  68. Oh my, I just got rid of a bunch of old books. Now I will have to buy more at yard sales to make this. Wonderful.

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  69. This is a fun idea ~ it looks adorable! Now I am off to check our your Etsy shop.

    Ciao,
    Suzanne

    PS
    Cute blog, by the way.

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  70. Smiles. This is so fun. Love the added touch of the bird.
    Pam @ beColorful

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  71. Congrats on your followers...you have a great blog...and this planter is such a cute idea...I've been following for a while and love visiting!!!

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  72. The book planter is a great idea! I've never seen this done before! Nice vignette too!

    Katherine

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  73. You are so creative! I love this idea. :)

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  74. I've never seen anything like that made out of a book before! Terrific idea! What really makes the vignette though is how you placed those gorgeous birds - they look so natural in that setting!

    DD

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  75. What a great idea. Love the book planter. This is so pretty. Beautiful vignette. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  76. Well I can't add anything that hasn't already been said. I'm thankful I saw your post as I just this weekend came upon a bunch of old books at a sale, they are still in my trunk waiting for their fate. Now I know what that is. Thank you so much for posting, this is a quick easy idea and one I'll certainly give a try.

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  77. That book planter is very clever! I love it! We appreciate you stopping by and joining us for Anything Related!
    {*Rebekah*}

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  78. Hi Lindy. This is such a simple yet fabulous idea. So clever - love it! I featured this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it. Hope you enjoy your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  79. fantastic! i LOVE old books! this is such a neat idea! (now i just need a drill...)

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  80. I love it!!!! Will you make me one please, please,please?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Your friend and proof-reader,
    Rosie

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  81. Great idea! Anymore old book ideas? I have so many books....
    I am following you from FollowMeFriday.
    When you get a chance come visit me @ www.happyfamilyhappykids.blogspot.com

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  82. I just wanted to let you know I featured this over at While He Was Napping! Stop by and grab a featured button if you'd like.

    Krista

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  83. what a great idea! Now if only I could keep things alive! I'm terrible with plants. It's brilliant. Thanks for Linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  84. Love this idea. What a great way to reuse old books.

    I hope you can stop by my blog and show off your project to my readers on my Show Off Sunday Party.

    http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-off-sunday-party_24.html

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  85. Lindy, I just wanted to let you know I FEATURED your awesome palnter today. I loved it so much, and appreciate you participating in **Amaze me August**. I love having you, and hope to see you back again. Please come grab a FEATURED Button to add to your ever growingly huge collection. You rock girl!!! Bella :)

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  86. Pretty neat idea! Love your beautiful vignette!...Christine

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  87. Visiting here from Better After...I'm now going to be as obsessed with your blog as I am with hers! :) You Rock!

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  88. wow way to go! Had to post about it @ www.UglythenPretty.com

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  89. CRAZY creative! What a great idea! I'll be linking!
    -Sarah from Create Studio
    www.createstudio.blogspot.com

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  90. A great way to use old books. Thanks for the instructions and a fresh idea to add in my archive. Keep up the good work!

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  91. I really love this idea. What a cute way to use old books you can find for pennies when libraries have clearance sales.

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  92. That is absolutely wonderful! How original! I'm definitely linking this blog site on my blog!

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