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Succulents are the unsung heroes of houseplants — super-cute and virtually indescructible (you only need to water them once a week!). They add a welcome pop of greenery to any book collection when planted in clear vases filled with pretty river stones. Here’s how to create your own.
1. Go shopping.
Snag a few succulents at a nursery or hardware store. They come in a variety of shapes and colors, so play around with the assortment you choose until you find a mix that makes the maximum visual impact. You’ll need three to four plants per bookend.
2. De-pot your plants.
Grab an old wooden tray or lay out newsprint to cover your table before you remove the succulents from their pots. Leave the dirt surrounding the plants’ roots (you’ll need it to re-pot them in the bookends), and put the rest to the side.