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How-Tuesday: Light Bulb Terrariums

Jan 3, 2012

by Tara Young

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(Music by Barry London and Eric Beug)

For this week’s How-Tuesday, we’re resurfacing an old favorite. Enjoy!

Just because the first flurries have decimated your window garden, there’s no need to settle for a season lackluster and dreary. Bring a tiny lush world into your home with this week’s How-Tuesday video! Kimberly Sevilla of Rose Red & Lavender shows us how to make terrariums out of light bulbs — an urban gardener’s dream. This project is fun, simple, and completely customizable (gnomes, anyone?). Also keep in mind that you’re not limited to light bulbs, any container will work just fine (mason jars, vials, fish bowls, old medicine bottles, etc.).

Lets get started!


Materials Needed:

  • Container
  • Charcoal
  • Soil
  • Rocks
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Long tweezers
  • Screwdriver
  • Plants

Step 1:

Choose your container. Anything that is clear and can hold water, either open or closed, will work. In this how-to we use a light bulb. You will need to remove the guts of the bulb, so put on your safety goggles!

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Step 2:

Add a layer of rocks. You can use regular stones or expanded clay pellets — just make sure your rocks are clean. Fill your container approximately 1/3 full with your layer of rocks.

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Step 3:

Add a barrier layer of sphagnum or green moss, a layer of activated charcoal and a layer of soil (organic soil works best). Consider what type of greenery you’re planning to nurture: which plants work well together? What type of container do you have? Moss needs only a fine layer of soil, whereas plants need a little more for the roots to grow.

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Step 4:

Gently settle in your plant and decorate the interior of the terrarium with figurines, twigs or other ornamental additions.

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192 comments

  • bootmeister

    bootmeister said 5 years ago

    great gift idea!

  • jelijulie

    jelijulie said 5 years ago

    I will have to try this out. Thanks for the tips!

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 5 years ago

    This is so cool, thanks for showing us this howto.

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    I've always wondered how you make terrariums! Thanks : D I love how they're like miniature worlds

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads said 5 years ago

    thank you, this is beautiful!

  • outofline

    outofline said 5 years ago

    This is awesome, thank you! I was just talking with a friend about terrariums a couple days ago, perfect timing.

  • ArtzyFartzyBug

    ArtzyFartzyBug said 5 years ago

    Great how to, thanx!;o)

  • BlueCanvasStudios

    BlueCanvasStudios said 5 years ago

    Sweet... i've always wanted to make one of these! Now I just need to make the time :o)

  • NaturallyComfy

    NaturallyComfy said 5 years ago

    Those are so cool!

  • WhatBowsAround

    WhatBowsAround said 5 years ago

    Sweet, can't wait to try this!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Aaaahhhhh!!! They're mini AND Christmasy! Awesome.

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 5 years ago

    Good lord these are cute. Now to get my terrariums to live atleast a week!

  • spiralgodess

    spiralgodess said 5 years ago

    This is sooo great! Thank you :)

  • elizabethwrenvintage

    elizabethwrenvintage said 5 years ago

    how awesome is that?! so very awesome.

  • MerCurios

    MerCurios said 5 years ago

    LOVE - LOVE - LOVE!! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I love plants & this terrarium is just perfect!

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 5 years ago

    The little terrarium is so darling!

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 said 5 years ago

    teeeeny...tiny....and lovely ♥

  • engelpottery

    engelpottery said 5 years ago

    Love this! What a great way to bring some green back into my winter home!

  • TheBluePrint

    TheBluePrint said 5 years ago

    Thank you, do you have any suggestions on how to ship them with out everything moving?

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 5 years ago

    Very cool! i always wondered how they were made, and great to see photos!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 5 years ago

    Ditto: do you have any suggestions on how to ship them with out everything moving?

  • JoviesJewels

    JoviesJewels said 5 years ago

    So cute, want to try the bulb. Thanks

  • FunWithNeedles

    FunWithNeedles said 5 years ago

    ummm.... wow. this is so neat.

  • Marvidrio

    Marvidrio said 5 years ago

    Wow, these are amazing. I need to make some for my office:)

  • Pixandthecity

    Pixandthecity said 5 years ago

    terraniums remind me of the windowsill in grammar,there was always something growing

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 5 years ago

    i love terrariums and the lightbulb one is adorable!

  • kawaiiktsch

    kawaiiktsch said 5 years ago

    such a nifty idea! Now I have something to do with all of my mason jars ;)

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 5 years ago

    Please make the point that taking moss from the natural environment is very wrong... it can seriously damage a very fragile & vulnerable ecosystem. Same goes for taking any plants from the wild.

  • WoodlandCottage

    WoodlandCottage said 5 years ago

    What a great way to beat the wintertime doldrums! I especially love what you did with the lightbulb. Thanks for sharing with us...

  • Sierrawoodcrafts

    Sierrawoodcrafts said 5 years ago

    How cool! Recycling and art go hand-in-hand.

  • hingedjewelry

    hingedjewelry said 5 years ago

    AWESOME! I was just wondering how I might bring in a little green without my animals eating them. Fantastic! Thank you!

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 5 years ago

    Cool idea!

  • JonathonWayneDesign

    JonathonWayneDesign said 5 years ago

    So cool!

  • Artwonders

    Artwonders said 5 years ago

    Oh, I can't wait to make them for my home!! Thanks

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 5 years ago

    Don't know if I'm brave enough to try the light bulb but have canning jars aplenty! Green way to go all around. Thanks so much.

  • studioku

    studioku said 5 years ago

    I wonder if there is diff rules for closed terrarium...

  • studioku

    studioku said 5 years ago

    Does anyone have any idea?

  • silverbohemian

    silverbohemian said 5 years ago

    So much fun! I can't wait to make one. Thanks

  • crystalworld

    crystalworld said 5 years ago

    What a great way to bring some green back into my winter home!

  • Prittyfy

    Prittyfy said 5 years ago

    sooooo clever! Thank you.

  • midnightboudoir

    midnightboudoir said 5 years ago

    wonderful! Now I have the perfect gift for one of my friends!!!

  • theeclecticeel

    theeclecticeel said 5 years ago

    thanks! i think i'll go make one right now.....

  • AlissaRose

    AlissaRose said 5 years ago

    Awesome. I love making terrariums. I use the same method/materials plus succulents. I have them in every window!

  • totallyoutofhand

    totallyoutofhand said 5 years ago

    excellent idea, thanks so much!

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 5 years ago

    i think i might try this...i love it!! thanks so much!!

  • prettypipers

    prettypipers said 5 years ago

    Very cool!

  • vintageminx01

    vintageminx01 said 5 years ago

    I have just started researching terraniums actually for my wedding planning and I am completely in love with the idea of a light bulb terranium!!! Thanks so much for this awesome video!!

  • brittanyparrella

    brittanyparrella said 5 years ago

    I LOVE THIS

  • sunflowersnsun

    sunflowersnsun said 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!! Charming!!!

  • Nathalyc

    Nathalyc said 5 years ago

    I LOVE IT !!!!

  • paperdesigner

    paperdesigner said 5 years ago

    Thanks for showing us this howto.

  • vivisvintage

    vivisvintage said 5 years ago

    This is great!

  • tohold

    tohold said 5 years ago

    Awesome - thanks for the post! I've been wanting to turn my air plant terrariums into light bulbs for some time!

  • Mumbot

    Mumbot said 5 years ago

    So cool - these would also make amazing living ornaments for the x-mas tree!

  • beadstylin

    beadstylin said 5 years ago

    How cool is this! We made terrariums and quickly learned that the covered ones are the way to go. Thanks for sharing!

  • youheartus

    youheartus said 5 years ago

    Ooooh, I love this.

  • LoveYourBling

    LoveYourBling said 5 years ago

    Very cute gave them a try last year with poor results, I'll just buy them now!

  • Houseofintrospection

    Houseofintrospection said 5 years ago

    Oh yes! I've been wanting to do this for so long but never had the time to research it. Thanks so much <3

  • AmelieTalks

    AmelieTalks said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the tips! Great!

  • TheWayUmakeMeFeel

    TheWayUmakeMeFeel said 5 years ago

    So cute! Love them, reminds me of a tiny fairy utopia ;)

  • meiliemh

    meiliemh said 5 years ago

    Quite ingenious! You can easily place them on the windowsill to enjoy and grow!

  • NewEnglandCurio

    NewEnglandCurio said 5 years ago

    How unique and green is this? I love it! Thanks for the great idea.

  • jojosef

    jojosef said 5 years ago

    NICE!!

  • LiquidLuck

    LiquidLuck said 5 years ago

    Brilliant!!! a pet plant in a ligh bulb!!! eco-amazing. :)

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    I always had terrariums growing up. I especially liked the Venus flytraps that I bought at the five and dime.

  • PlumeandPetals

    PlumeandPetals said 5 years ago

    I love this~! Thanks for sharing =)

  • elvisrocks101

    elvisrocks101 said 5 years ago

    seen this years ago...glad it is coming back here for people to see, enjoy and make again...

  • sarahkdesigns

    sarahkdesigns said 5 years ago

    This is an interesting and fun idea : ) However, as the owner of 3 precocious bettas — animals of any kind (whether they be fish or insects) should NEVER be kept in light bulbs or other really small containers. Be kind to your fellow creatures!

  • elvisrocks101

    elvisrocks101 said 5 years ago

    seen this years ago...glad it is here for people to see, enjoy and to show how to make again here...thanks for posting...

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 5 years ago

    Cool and beautiful , thanks !

  • kreationsbylala

    kreationsbylala said 5 years ago

    What an awesome idea! I'm going to give it a try:)

  • BLinkDesign

    BLinkDesign said 5 years ago

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I'm so gonna try this out.

  • ChayaGallery

    ChayaGallery said 5 years ago

    Looks like so much fun and great to do with the kids

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 5 years ago

    That's why I LOVE Etsy, so many unique ideas and craft people, love this terrarium, so cute!

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses said 5 years ago

    Sweet!

  • ARTinVENICE

    ARTinVENICE said 5 years ago

    a very original idea! I like it!

  • ARTinVENICE

    ARTinVENICE said 5 years ago

    a very original idea! I like it!

  • pinksewingroom

    pinksewingroom said 5 years ago

    I like the idea, but you don't tell how to gut a light bulb? Did you cut the bottom off? not sure how to do that and is there a chance the bulb will blow up if I open it?

  • tlchandmadetreasures

    tlchandmadetreasures said 5 years ago

    I love this idea! Very cool!

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 5 years ago

    So clever!

  • originalmodernart

    originalmodernart said 5 years ago

    Awesome!

  • HollyyS

    HollyyS said 5 years ago

    I have always wondered how this was done...thank you so much! I think I'll be using this to make some unique festive decorations for the Christmas tree. x

  • HollyyS

    HollyyS said 5 years ago

    I have always wondered how this is done. Thanks so much. I think I'll be using this to make some unique decorations for the Christmas tree x

  • beatyboutique

    beatyboutique said 5 years ago

    I can not wait to make one of these!!!!

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 5 years ago

    Adorable and Fun~perfect for apartment dwellers, and great gift idea.

  • CupCoats

    CupCoats said 5 years ago

    What a great idea for a special gift! Thanks for sharing...just too, too cute.

  • busterandboo

    busterandboo said 5 years ago

    I've been dying to make terrariums. :)

  • RachelNichole

    RachelNichole said 5 years ago

    So cute! And you could even put it in a large glass ornament instead of a lightbulb!

  • 5280bliss

    5280bliss said 5 years ago

    this brought a smile to my face :) thank you!!! ♥ shirley

  • thriftyAustin

    thriftyAustin said 5 years ago

    I love this... Now I just need to figure out where to find moss here in central TX!

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 5 years ago

    Hooray! I've always wanted to make a terrarium of my own. Thank you!

  • FireHorseTextiles

    FireHorseTextiles said 5 years ago

    What a great idea for reusing lightbulbs and jars etc! Definitely inspired me to have a go. I used to have one made up in an old frying pan - so cute!

  • cottonbirddesigns

    cottonbirddesigns said 5 years ago

    Great how to!

  • jasonmseger Admin

    jasonmseger said 5 years ago

    I go to this place all the time, they're great!

  • EdensEndeavors

    EdensEndeavors said 5 years ago

    I love this idea! What a great way to reuse light bulbs.

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 5 years ago

    Lovely post!

  • bdbworld

    bdbworld said 5 years ago

    wonderful!!! :-)

  • Longnose

    Longnose said 5 years ago

    awwwww! How sweet and cute and what an excellent idea. Thank you for great vid!

  • knitonefelttwo

    knitonefelttwo said 5 years ago

    How unique! Thats great :)

  • cutecaketoppers

    cutecaketoppers said 5 years ago

    This a great idea for a container!

  • celticsteam

    celticsteam said 5 years ago

    wow that is cool!

  • withachanceof

    withachanceof said 5 years ago

    this so so awesome! i love it. i've wanted to make one of these for a while. i think i just need to do it. thanks so much for the video!!!

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 5 years ago

    What a great idea!! I have so many cool little jars that I don't know what to do with. Forest and Cemetary terrariums all over my apartment now!!:)

  • FireandIceCreations

    FireandIceCreations said 5 years ago

    Thank you :)

  • blackbirdtees

    blackbirdtees said 5 years ago

    Love the tutorial--I was almost imagining the two of you in a terrarium as you made this video! Such a cute vid...helpful too.

  • ksevilla

    ksevilla said 5 years ago

    Thanks everyone for all your nice comments. Making lightbulb terrariums can be fun. I want to hang them all over my christmas tree. Shipping them can be tricky and my best advice is to make a kit using a hollowed out bulb and then have the recipient put it together. Airplants with sand or rocks would be an easy terrarium to make for a kit.

  • julieincharge Admin

    julieincharge said 5 years ago

    What a fun project!

  • minouette

    minouette said 5 years ago

    Thanks! I really appreciate that tutorial.

  • joyoustreasures

    joyoustreasures said 5 years ago

    Cool! I might have to make one of those!

  • AnneNtoko

    AnneNtoko said 5 years ago

    Oh my how gorgeous! It's art really, thanks!!

  • ZenHen

    ZenHen said 5 years ago

    very clever!

  • CleanWired

    CleanWired said 5 years ago

    I would never have thought of this!! Such a fun idea

  • LittleMissDressUp

    LittleMissDressUp said 5 years ago

    Oh yea- I am gonna be making one of these!!!

  • bazketmakr

    bazketmakr said 5 years ago

    wonderful stuff! I will be making one thanks.

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 5 years ago

    i love, love terrariums....i will be making one of these!

  • missak47

    missak47 said 5 years ago

    beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • marigoldlanewv

    marigoldlanewv said 5 years ago

    Great idea!!!! Beautiful concept.....

  • zalt57

    zalt57 said 5 years ago

    very enjoyable to watch and well presented.

  • ellabellamay

    ellabellamay said 5 years ago

    This is a great gift idea for my eco-conscious daughter - thanks so much for your instructions and ideas! Wonderful!

  • FancyCuts

    FancyCuts said 5 years ago

    this would be a fabulous project to do with my granddaughters. thanks so much. well done!

  • littlesparrowp

    littlesparrowp said 5 years ago

    where do i find long tweezers like that?? i've tried everywhere! ... (michael's, home depot, the fishing section at a sporting good store, cvs pharmacy) going to try a medical supply store next. any helpful leads would be appreciated.

  • ChloeCalypsoCreation

    ChloeCalypsoCreation said 5 years ago

    I would love to have a chandelier of these hanging in my stairwell!!! I think i see my first project for the new year!

  • denises72

    denises72 said 5 years ago

    Just had to come back and tell you that I tried it! Doesn't look as good as yours, but it is cool!

  • RetroReborn

    RetroReborn said 5 years ago

    I LOVE these! Just need a lightbulb to make one :)

  • ZiBagz

    ZiBagz said 5 years ago

    Thank you !!! Wonderfully done... off to plan a terrarium making party!

  • pasin

    pasin said 5 years ago

    I love these very much, thanks.

  • Exaltation

    Exaltation said 5 years ago

    This is so freakin cool!! :) I'm a little late in finding it, but I've been wanting to learn to make these for years so..... thanks!! :)

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 4 years ago

    I love these!!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 4 years ago

    COOL!

  • NobleTextiles

    NobleTextiles said 4 years ago

    Great idea!!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 4 years ago

    Please folks, don't go about dragging great mats of moss off your local rocks or trees. It's selfish, damaging to delicate eco-systems & just raping the countryside to beautify your own personal space.

  • ReiLynnDesigns

    ReiLynnDesigns said 4 years ago

    These are so amazing- I think I would decorate my whole house in them if I got started on one!! LOL

  • ellekarel

    ellekarel said 4 years ago

    <3

  • TeddyBoyMoreno

    TeddyBoyMoreno said 4 years ago

    Oh wow I want to start making terrariums wow

  • InviernoPearl

    InviernoPearl said 4 years ago

    Adore it!

  • thoughtfullyadorned

    thoughtfullyadorned said 4 years ago

    I have always wanted to do this! Thanks for this great tutorial. Might have to try this this weekend!

  • AnatomyVintage

    AnatomyVintage said 4 years ago

    Ah! This is something that has been on my to-do list for a long time. Thank you so much for the boost that I needed!

  • soumahstore

    soumahstore said 4 years ago

    How very coo-ool! This so appeals to the ex-homeschooler in me.

  • wmalexalvarez

    wmalexalvarez said 4 years ago

    I absolutely love this. I make everything into planters :)

  • wmalexalvarez

    wmalexalvarez said 4 years ago

    I LOVE this. :) ...I make planters out of everything.

  • Kellidavidson

    Kellidavidson said 4 years ago

    I cannot believe it! I was just at the local craft store.....Hobby Lobby...where all the glassware is 1/2 off. I bought 6 light bulbs glass jars for 98 cents each. I have all the tools, now all I need are the "insides". I don't even have to clean out a light bulb! Thanks for re-running this aritcle!

  • orchardfarmsoap

    orchardfarmsoap said 4 years ago

    fun, can't wait to try this

  • LateTomato

    LateTomato said 4 years ago

    "Make a terrarium" is always on my to do list! I never quite get to it! Beautiful! Thanks for more ideas!

  • wimsyward

    wimsyward said 4 years ago

    If you are having trouble getting the soil inside without getting it all over the glass, roll a slip of paper into a funnel/tube shape and place it in the mouth of the container. Shake the soil gently into the tube of paper. So much easier than trying to clean it all later with a paintbrush, and it takes ages for the dirt to settle on it's own-- if it ever does. :)

  • VIZArt

    VIZArt said 4 years ago

    déjà vu

  • elizasteindesigns

    elizasteindesigns said 4 years ago

    Great how-to! I love tiny things. Also, I may never throw out another dead light bulb again.

  • emwi

    emwi said 4 years ago

    I saw something similar in a magazine once and always wanted to know how to make it. Perfect timing! Thanks for sharing.

  • skyloveart

    skyloveart said 4 years ago

    Wow!

  • lindaalfred2000

    lindaalfred2000 said 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing, I always learn something interesting here.

  • feast4oldeyes

    feast4oldeyes said 4 years ago

    Thanks for the tip about using the paper tube....so-000 important! In some of my "bigger" terrariums I have actually used the paper TP rolls or waxed paper rolled into a funnel to keep the soil "under control". Great How To.

  • Nikifashion

    Nikifashion said 4 years ago

    Great idea! Now don't want to throw a way my light bulbs:O)

  • shanna1717

    shanna1717 said 4 years ago

    I shared your awesome tutorial @ Light Bulb Terrariums Thank-you for the video and great tutorial!

  • breedingfancy

    breedingfancy said 4 years ago

    Somehow, someway, I MUST make this project. I just collected some Spanish moss from a recent camping trip, so maybe I'll make it an air plant terrarium!

  • cryscaged

    cryscaged said 4 years ago

    This is amazing!

  • HandmadeIsAllAround

    HandmadeIsAllAround said 4 years ago

    Love it!

  • cenirestardust

    cenirestardust said 4 years ago

    Oh, I love this! I was just looking around for ideas on terrarium making! I don't have a lot of space for plants in our current home and I never even thought of using old lightbulbs! Thanks for "resurfacing" this 'how-to"!

  • FullCircleRetro

    FullCircleRetro said 4 years ago

    Bright idea... I can own my tiny private forest in the bulb... =)

  • NDMStudios

    NDMStudios said 4 years ago

    Very neat! :) Love the concept

  • rainbeauxcraft

    rainbeauxcraft said 4 years ago

    I just stumbled across this and it brought back a memory I had forgotten...happily watching my Dad plant a terrarium he had received as a surprise Christmas gift. Hmm, don't know if I'd try a lightbulb, but it was neat to rediscover that pleasant memory and it is a cool idea to think of things which might be repurposed safely and responsibly.

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 4 years ago

    Seriously cute I love Terrariums yet never known how to make one, must give it a go sometime : )

  • phenton

    phenton said 4 years ago

    Hooray! This is perfect for our apartment make over, thanks!

  • allcraftsharing

    allcraftsharing said 4 years ago

    Sound very interesting for me.Thank you very much for sharing.I'll try to make it mine.

  • FantasyJewelryGoddes

    FantasyJewelryGoddes said 4 years ago

    Soooo cute...and I make the little mushrooms too...they are adorable. And def brighten up the room into a small piece of magic.

  • catherinedanae

    catherinedanae said 4 years ago

    oh my goodness, this is so cute. I love it.

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 4 years ago

    terrariums..a few of my favorite things! thank you!

  • DivinelyDesignedBJM

    DivinelyDesignedBJM said 4 years ago

    I love these little mini gardens! : ) Too cute. Good article!

  • perebags

    perebags said 4 years ago

    Fun! Can't wait to try this!

  • friendlygreenfrog

    friendlygreenfrog said 4 years ago

    Thanks to sharing this i love it easy to setting on table . Take a look my shop : )

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    KKSimpleRegalJewelry said 4 years ago

    Neat idea!! ~Krista

  • elleestpetite

    elleestpetite said 4 years ago

    Cute ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  • dwrescue

    dwrescue said 4 years ago

    What a cool idea, thanks for sharing !!!

  • amirandas

    amirandas said 4 years ago

    I am interested in bringing in some "wild" air plants from outside, but I am concerned about pests that may come along with it, too. I have been annoyed with the fruit flies that just come and go whenever we get fruit from the farmer's market. Any suggestions about bringing the air plants indoors and keeping the home pest free?

  • PocketFullOfHeirloom

    PocketFullOfHeirloom said 4 years ago

    Just sold one of my vintage glass casket boxes and the buyer sent me a picture of the mini garden she had created....so cool!!!!

  • changeitup

    changeitup said 4 years ago

    What a great how to, would love to try it!

  • butternutbabydesigns

    butternutbabydesigns said 4 years ago

    So amazing! I am trying this out!!

  • QuirkMuseum

    QuirkMuseum said 4 years ago

    These are great. Best of both worlds - nature and recycling. I just gotta find the time to do something like this!

  • ksevilla

    ksevilla said 4 years ago

    If you are having problems with pests from outside, sounds silly, but wash your plants when you bring them in, you can use a mild detergent and sponge to do this, that will wash away eggs or critters that might be there. Isolate them and keep a watch out for any hitchhikers for a couple of weeks. If you do see something, spray with an organic spray (talk to your local plant person about products to use)

  • cutethingsinlife

    cutethingsinlife said 4 years ago

    I love this idea! And I love the idea someone had about making a chandelier out of them. Will have to try!

  • traceydumont

    traceydumont said 4 years ago

    Very cool! *grin*

  • CopperheadCreations

    CopperheadCreations said 4 years ago

    Cuuuute!

  • cutietiffy

    cutietiffy said 4 years ago

    OMG I want to make one ASAP :D

  • feltstories

    feltstories said 4 years ago

    fantatic thank you so much for post in i will make one

  • greatestfriend

    greatestfriend said 4 years ago

    These are the sweetest things! we saw some really neat ones this past weekend at a new nursery called the companion plant, they'd used antique bass jars with solar lids and glass covered cake plates, all moss. so yummy.

  • asweetgift

    asweetgift said 4 years ago

    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing. I am going to try it with a large clear christmas ornament. It will be savef for the kids and it will look similar to the light bulb. Happy New Year to all! http://www.etsy.com/shop/asweetgift

  • tableclothpad

    tableclothpad said 4 years ago

    I like this.

  • ddunnin

    ddunnin said 4 years ago

    Love it, thank you so much for sharring this. I had forgotten how to do it.

  • Alterity

    Alterity said 4 years ago

    Love this! I have several old plant hooks installed by the dining room window that I just didn't have the heart to remove. Now I know what I will suspend from them....light bulb terrariums! Now I just gotta find some larger light bulbs...

  • anniepoon

    anniepoon said 4 years ago

    Ha Ha! Great idea! But does this video remind anyone else of Portlandia??? 'But a Bird on it!'

  • retroreclaim

    Moxie Moxon from MoxieRevival said 4 years ago

    I love this project! I can do this with my neighborhood kids for our crafty hangouts...where do we get the moss? I mean I have some around my property on rotting trees, but is this the moss to use? Thanks again!

  • lizettev

    Lizette Venter from Clovetree said 4 years ago

    I am planning a mobile (dangling, not phone) with lots of little terrariums. As things go - lightbulbs stop working occasionally, and I've got several saved up in a box, as I'm busy replacing with energy saving bulbs - you know the ones with the coils... So here goes to not adding to landfill, and creating little green havens all over my house.

  • insidetheglass said 2 years ago

    This is awesome!

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