DIY Lightbulb Terrariums

July 19, 2014

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How to make Lightbulb Terrariums.  I found these lightbulb vases at Hobby Lobby and knew I had to make a project out of them.  For this project I recycled a lot of my old DIY supplies, so I spent under $15.


  • Lightbulb Vases
  • Air plant
  • Green Moss
  • Little rocks
  • White String

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1. Make your terrariums.  I divided up the rocks equally and then poured those in first.  I then added the moss and air plant.

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2. Thread your string through the hole on top of the lightbulb vase.  Tie a knot at the end of the string and screw the top back on.

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3. Hang your terrariums from the ceiling.  I used little clear hooks and then tied the string to the hook.

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If you don’t want to hang them they also look great in a book shelf or even as a book stopper.

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8 thoughts on “DIY Lightbulb Terrariums

  1. Sara Strauss

    I have a moss light bulb terrarium that I bought on Etsy and somehow managed to kill. Oops, so I would love to try an air plant! I think I can manage that!

  2. sarah nizomi

    Does air plant need no air circulation? It seems like the light bulb vase will make them difficult to breathe

    1. Shannon Post author

      Theres a hole up on the top but ask again later and I’ll let you know if they’re still alive :)

  3. Jackie

    I’m wondering how your airplants are doing closed up in the lightbulb. I bought some and the instructions say to mist them 3 – 4 times a week. That seems impossible to do in the bulb.

    1. Shannon Post author

      Hey Jackie,

      They died haha. The lightbulbs had a hole at the top so I’m pretty sure they died from watering neglect (my bad). I would try a terrarium that has a holes big enough that you can mist them.


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