Before & After: The Magic Mouse Container Terrarium

Before & After: The Magic Mouse Container Terrarium

Gregory Han
Apr 2, 2012

Apple is famous for the quality of packaging in which their goods are delivered within, and we usually advise keeping the boxes and cases for resale value. But thanks to the quality and design, there are often possibilities beyond keeping the packaging for selling down te line, as showcased in this thoughtful and unexpected example of reuse...

Julia Moran Martz, aka Snarky Vegan, planted a miniature arrangement of Baby's Tears, complete with hidden soil and activated charcoal underneath:

Well, it took me a while but I finally made a terrarium out of it! Yep! And I kept the white insert that originally held the mouse in place inside the box and it now acts as a plastic mulch on the soil, both functional and lends a clean and modern appearance.

The complete how-to over at Making a miniature terrarium from Apple mouse packaging. Just remember to remove the mouse from it's plastic house before making your miniature magical garden.

Inspired by Julia's project we're now looking around at every CD spindles, blister pack, and other plastic packaging as possible terrarium housing!

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