I am pumped to have another Pinterest Challenge to link to….Thanks to Sherry, Katie, Erin and Ana.
My sister-in-law Dana gave me a light bulb a few weeks ago and wanted me to try making a terrarium using it. We had both seen a clip from CBS Sunday Morning on Terrarium's as well as tons of inspiration on Pinterest.
This light bulb came from Dana’s Husbands Motorcycle & ATV showroom Cyclemax. It is a larger commercial bulb, but still a tiny home for plants.
I found my inspiration from two different pins Pinterest, one is a great video tutorial I’ve shared at the bottom of the post. You can see the other pin site below too. I tried to make a video of myself making this one for you guys but it was really awful… I had to pause many times and you could see my double chin so that sealed the deal of it not making the blog :)
Here is Finished Product!!
Gather your materials
You will need:
Plants…teeny tiny ones
Rocks or Pebbles
Needle Nose Pliers
Long Tweezers or Tongs
Container (my choice, a light bulb)
Break the ceramic end out of the light bulb using the pliers and the screwdriver
I had to break out an additional glass layer on the inside of this bulb.
I had to pull out the insides of this bulb and it was NOT easy. As you can see the inside was wider than the neck of the bulb and I thought I could squeeze it down with the tweezers.
But…I broke it!!! My one and only bulb!
But the insides came out easy :)
And luckily I had some super glue on hand.
After that small hiccup I started layer my materials inside the bulb using the long tweezers and a small measuring spoon. Starting with pebbles, then charcoal, moss, soil, plant, and a little more moss.
After the plant was added I put a little more soil and moss on top and it’s all done.
Click Here to see the Video Tutorial I found through my Pinterest Pin
I also “Pinned” from The Hipster Home –Check out this site for another cute light bulb Terrarium.
Hope you enjoyed!
Tip: The long tweezers came from PetCo pet store…they are actually called long tongs and are used to feed reptiles. I tried the craft stores first with no luck and found the helpful hint online about finding these at the pet stores.
Be sure to check out all the sites above to see all the Pinterest Challenges :)