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Make your own Eden Project inspired lightbulb terrarium

Fill an old lightbulb with airplants, soil, stones and moss to create an amazing little word for your home, car or office.



Instructions

  • How to make a terrarium. Lightbulb Terrarium - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by protecting your surface with a piece of paper, as little shards of glass will go everywhere. Remove the metal circle on the top of the bulb using a pair of pliers.

  • How to make a terrarium. Lightbulb Terrarium - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use an awl to break the black glass at the top by piercing it through the hole and snapping the glass bit by bit.

  • How to make a terrarium. Lightbulb Terrarium - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pour the glass and all the fragments out onto the paper.

  • How to make a terrarium. Lightbulb Terrarium - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using a long pair of pliers, carefully break the glass securing the filament at the top and then pull it out through the hole. Don't let it knock the side of the bulb as it falls or it might break the glass.

  • How to make a terrarium. Lightbulb Terrarium - Step 5
    Step 5

    Carefully break away any excess glass around the top and then throw away all the shards along with the sheet of paper.

  • How to make a terrarium. Lightbulb Terrarium - Step 6
    Step 6

    If your lightbulb has any text on the bottom, use the end of your awl to scratch it off.

  • How to make a terrarium. Lightbulb Terrarium - Step 7
    Step 7

    Clean up your bulb and it's ready to fill.

  • How to make a terrarium. Lightbulb Terrarium - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fill your bulb with a little soil.

  • How to make a terrarium. Lightbulb Terrarium - Step 9
    Step 9

    Add a layer of small pebbles or stones.

  • How to make a terrarium. Lightbulb Terrarium - Step 10
    Step 10

    Place your plants inside.

  • How to make a terrarium. Lightbulb Terrarium - Step 11
    Step 11

    Add stones, moss and anything extra you'd like until you're happy with your terrarium.

  • How to make a terrarium. Lightbulb Terrarium - Step 12
    Step 12

    Use the awl to pierce to holes at either side of the metal cap.

  • How to make a terrarium. Lightbulb Terrarium - Step 13
    Step 13

    Thread a long length of wire through the two holes.

  • How to make a terrarium. Lightbulb Terrarium - Step 14
    Step 14

    Twist the end of the wire together and it's ready to hang.

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Comments

Nimcraft
Nimcraft · Austin, Texas, US · 9 projects
This is fantastic! Looks beautiful and seems like a must-do.
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