While I was searching for images to go with my last post, I came across some simple, bookishly clever ideas that charmed me. I love the garland of hearts made from old book pages. If you are like me, you throw away books as easily as discarding your children…that’s what charity stores and Mills and Boon are for (Harlequin Romance for those in North America). Imagine giving a bibliophilic friend a small tree for Christmas decorated in these lovely texty baubles. If you are feeling really ambitious, you could try the plant in a book. I imagine hardcover works well and the weightier the tome, the better.
If you are inspired, the book/heart garland can be found on an excellent blog full of great ideas relating to books, click on the link. If you want to try repotting to a book, cut and paste the following for instruction: http://dornob.com/paper-back-planters-recycling-books-to-pot-indoor-plants/?ref=search Finally, for the baubles made from vintage French novels, cut and paste to learn more: http://bookriot.com/2011/11/30/book-fetish-volume-ix/