Use an old light bulb to make a decorative terrarium


If you like the idea of recycling and are interested in nature, you’re going to like this article! Because we admit it: we adore re-using old objects and giving them a second lease of life. On the agenda for today: a simple way to make a cute terrarium in a light bulb. This delicate decorative object is bound to be a hit. 

What you need:

  • A transparent light bulb that doesn’t work any more
  • A pliers
  • A base for the terrarium (like a pretty stone or pebble in the right shape)
  • Glue
  • Things to pop into the terrarium: pebbles, sand, moss, pieces of wood or bark, acorns, a little earth
  • An acorn or a piece of wood to close the terrarium
  • Paper

What to do:

1) Empty the bulb with the pliers, starting with the black part , breaking through this and removing what remains inside. The use of protection gloves and glasses is recommended for this step, to avoid shards or splinters.

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2) Put 4 dots of glue on each of the four corners of the underside of the base, to stabilise your construction and to protect any surfaces you put it on.

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3) Put a dot of glue on the base, on the side the terrarium is going to go, and stick it on.

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4) Use a rolled up sheet of paper as a funnel to fill the terrarium.

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5) Start with the pebbles, which will serve to drain everything.

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6) Next add the sand, the earth and the moss. You can use a small stick to spread everything out and use the pliers to put everything in the places you wanted them.

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7) Once you have filled it, add a few drops of water (with a syringe if possible).

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8) Close the top of the terrarium with an acorn and a little glue.

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The results:

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Explanatory video:


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