Create an Awesome Mini Terrarium Out of an Old Light Bulb

While perusing one of our favorite sources for DIY projects, ManMade DIY, we saw this great project to make a terrarium out of an old light bulb. As you know, we love terrariums and upcycling light bulbs and therefore could not resist the opportunity to share this project with you.

This how to, which we discovered on ManMade DIY, comes courtesy of Juliette Melton from TinyTerra guest blogging for The Hipster Home.

To make this equally adorable and chic terrarium you will need an incandescent light bulb, sand, 4 small adhesive silicone bumpers, sheet moss, reindeer moss, tillandsia, and a small toy (or anything else you would like to put inside your terrarium).

The project requires a few simple tools, small needle-nose pliers, scissors, long tweezers or chopsticks, flat head screwdriver, and safety glasses.

We love these mini terrariums and think they are a great way to turn an old light bulb into a nifty Valentine's Day gift. We also think they would look rather swell on our windowsill, bookshelf, and desk...not that we are dropping hints or anything.

For the complete instructions, check out The Hipster Home.

If you would prefer not to go the DIY route, light bulb terrariums are available from Juliette's Etsy store TinyTerra for $42.

[images Juliette Melton]

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