The "Literary" Flowerpot

Transform a book with a small mini landscape into a flowerpot!

We think flowers and books are a very good combo! Not just because both make you wonderfully happy, relaxed and bring a smile to your face. No. You can also merge them to create your own little spring landscape. We’ll show you how to do so now!

Step-by-step instruction

Instructions from Steffie & Moni from decorize

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atom/icons/time 40 min.

You need that

  • A book (at least 4 cm thick)
  • Drill with lock saw attachment
  • Small pot plant (preferably with few roots and low water requirement)
  • Clay granules (e.g. Seramis®)
  • Paintbrush
  • Terrain Structure Paste
  • Temporary Glue or a glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Lake Film
  • Grass Tufts
  • Suitable Figures (e.g. "Farmers")

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1. Big guns and a thick old book!

For the substructure, we misappropriate Tolstoy, which was difficult to deal with back in sixth form. That may cause an uproar with the literati among you. But other old books that would otherwise just be gathering dust in a box in the attic are also fine. And now the Tolstoy is doing much better: on a wine rack in the merry company of succulents and mini figures
First, we bring out the "big guns". You need a drill and a suitable attachment to cut out a circular hole in which the flowerpot will later be placed. With a so-called "lock saw" attachment, you drill a hole through as many pages as possible. We chose a diameter of 9.5 cm to match the bowl. A fixed drill press is most suitable. If you secure the book with two clamps, drilling will be relatively easy. Watch your fingers when drilling! Don’t injure yourself. If you’re not familiar with ‘big’ machines like these, it’s best to have someone with experience help you.

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2. Let the gardener out!

Next, you put the clay pot with the appropriate amount of granules in the hole and plant your flowers. We opted for a succulent. These are undemanding, have few roots (which is really helpful, as you then don’t need a flowerpot that is too deep) and also look very chic! Since we felt like having extra colour, we gave it a spray of neon pink paint. You can do likewise, but you don’t have to.

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3. Bring some life into play!

Now it comes to (model) gardening: paint a path onto the book with the Terrain Structure Paste "Country & Nature". We used the earth brown paste from the set for this. There are no longer any limits to your imagination when it comes to the design: the NOCH kreativ range has everything you need for the model landscape!
We snipped a small pond from the Lake Film with scissors and glued it on the cover of the book with Temporary Glue. You can create a small bank with the Terrain Structure Paste again. We used the sand yellow paste, which reminds us of a beach. You can then border the path with Grass Tufts, which are available in different colours and heights. Simply attach with Temporary Glue or the glue gun. And then only the mini figures are missing! Just look through the NOCH kreativ range and grab the Figures you like best. We compelled the "Farmers" to function as miniature gardeners! Simply put a drop of Temporary Glue under their feet, briefly leave the glue to dry until it’s rubbery, and then place them on the book. Alternatively, pick up the glue gun again to affix them. It looks great!

Your crafted results

Your "literary" spring landscape, which can now take a decorative place on shelves, sideboards or coffee tables and be admired by your friends, is done! We hope you have fun recreating this.

Flowery spring greetings,
Steffi & Moni

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