Come and make a light bulb terrarium with me! I have various display ideas for you too!
Making a closed terrarium is always fun. In fact I've forgotten just how much fun it is until I started this project. There's something super magical about terrariums and the ecosystem they create for the plants. I love how you don't need to do anything, these plants will take care of themselves! Just simply mist it a few times before you closed the lid and let the plants do the rest of the work.
I also love and eagerly wait to see how my terrarium will do. Sometimes new plants pop up and sometimes it's just amazing enough watching how everything grows. It literally is a little world inside a glass container.
Now for this project, I've seen many people who attempt it, go through the mission of having to empty out the contents of a real light bulb. However, you can easily find these ready made empty light bulbs just as I have! I actually brought mine for £1 from Poundland in the UK. It's even glass! Now a few months later, I see them selling the same thing but in plastic.
I have found a link online, it is more expensive of course, but here it is:
You can find them on ebay too. Have a look in some stores and see if you can find it cheaper.
So, in the tutorial I have put together, I have also included some display ideas. You can display the terrarium as it is, but if you'd like to give it a wow factor, then you can choose to display it in the methods shown in the video.
My personal favourites are the branch and hanging display. What's yours? Let me know in the comment section of the video!
What you will need for this easy project:
- Light bulb- try to find an empty one that is ready to work with.
- Small stones or gravel for drainage.
- Bark and natural things from the park.
- Figurine (optional)
- Water to mist the terrarium.
- Large stone (optional, depending on which display-if any, you wish to have)
- String (optional, depending on which display-if any, you wish to have)
- Large branch (optional, depending on which display-if any, you wish to have)
Check out the tutorial below. It's such a fun project, you don't want to miss this one! Get your kids involved too if you like!
Photos from this project and showing the various display methods using stone, string and/or a branch. I chose to hang my terrarium!
Hanging in my bathroom (picture below)! It's so cute! I'm super happy with how it came out.
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