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Add the London Eye to your skyline with a DIY terrarium
For this project, you'll need a 3D printing pen to make the London Eye. If you don't have one, you can always use a mini souvenir model from the London Eye gift shop for the same look.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1141 projects »
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  • How to make a terrarium. London Eye Terrarium - Step 1
    Step 1

    Measure the size of your terrarium and print out a photo of the wheel that fits perfectly. Place a sheet of glass or plastic over the photo. I used the glass from a photo frame.

  • How to make a terrarium. London Eye Terrarium - Step 2
    Step 2

    Heat up the 3D printing pen and fill with the silver filament.

    Start by tracing the circle of the wheel onto the glass. Trace over the circle a couple more times to get it looking nice and 3D.

  • How to make a terrarium. London Eye Terrarium - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now add the spokes. across the middle of the wheel.

  • How to make a terrarium. London Eye Terrarium - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add little blobs for the pods at each of the spokes.

  • How to make a terrarium. London Eye Terrarium - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add a big circle in the middle of the wheel and then bring two lines down in a triangle from the middle for the stands.

  • How to make a terrarium. London Eye Terrarium - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat on the other side of the wheel and then print a square base so that the wheel can stand by itself.

  • How to make a terrarium. London Eye Terrarium - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use a pair of scissors to trim away any loose wisps of plastic.

  • How to make a terrarium. London Eye Terrarium - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fill in any gaps on your model until you're happy with it.

  • How to make a terrarium. London Eye Terrarium - Step 9
    Step 9

    Stack some decoupage squares in the middle of the terrarium to create a stand for the wheel.

  • How to make a terrarium. London Eye Terrarium - Step 10
    Step 10

    Stick the wheel in place.

  • How to make a terrarium. London Eye Terrarium - Step 11
    Step 11

    Fill the base of the terrarium with blossom. I cut the petals off some pink fabric flowers.

  • How to make a terrarium. London Eye Terrarium - Step 12
    Step 12

    Tie a ribbon to the top of your terrarium so it can be hung.

  • How to make a terrarium. London Eye Terrarium - Step 13
    Step 13

    Hang in your window and admire your new skyline!

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Anna H.
Anna H.
Amazing job, I love your creativity!
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Helen S.
Helen S.
I am really in love with this one!!!
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George H.
George H.
This looks absolutely amazing, great tutorial.
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