How to make a small terrarium in a light bulb. lampoterrarium. Great master class.
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You can surprise your near and dear ones by creating a tiny world in an ordinary light bulb.
But before you start creating do-it-yourself lampoterrarium, I want to give some tips:
– Wet soil in a confined space molds. Therefore, it is better to use sand or small pebbles, because water drains easily from them.
– For planting, it is advisable to use a plant Tillandsia (Tillandsia). "aerial plants" that can grow without soil. This is a great choice for your tiny terrarium, because they take all the essential nutrients from the air (dust, rotting leaves and insect substances) through the leaves. But this does not mean that there is no need to water. The absence of roots means the absence of mold.
– Living moss is very picky about the climate, so it may not survive in this environment. Therefore, instead of living moss, it is better to use dried, because it retains moisture better, which is very necessary for Tillandsia.
– Do not keep the lamp terrarium in the dark and in the sun. Find a place that will be sufficiently lit, but it will not be in direct sunlight.
– Do not forget to water and spray the plants from the syringe once a week to maintain vital functions. It is advisable to use soft water so that you do not have any leaks on the walls of the lampoterrarium.
– You can freely use small stones, glass fragments, or any other decorative materials to give your terrarium a character.
Now you can start manufacturing lampoterrarium
You will need some tools to make a tiny terrarium.
– Round pliers
– Long tweezers
– Flat screwdriver
Let’s start with the selection of the light bulb. For the first time, it is better to use a large bulb.
We will remove the insides of the light bulb. This stage includes flying glass fragments, so wear glasses for the safety of your eyes. And do not forget to wear gloves if the dismantling of the insides of the light bulb is unsuccessful.
First of all, we remove the metal tip in the lower part of the base with the ducks. Then proceed to the removal of the black part.
Now you can see the internal organs of the bulb 🙂
Using a screwdriver, we carefully break out the inside of the bulb.
With the utilities we get all the broken insides. If sharp fragments remain around the inner edge, carefully break them out.
And as a result we get a beautiful hole.
We proceed to the pleasant part of the manufacture of lampoterrarium.
Next, the sand must be dried. To do this, spread the sand in a thin layer on a baking sheet and dry in the oven at a temperature of 300 degrees (or you can calcine it in a pan). Thus, we additionally destroy various microbes.
Once the sand has cooled, put a couple tablespoons of sand in a light bulb. To do this, use a funnel or a folded piece of cardboard.
To decorate the lampoterrarium, use dry moss.
Cut a small piece of moss and put in a lamp. Set it with a stick or long tweezers.
Carefully insert the plant into the flask. Be sure to insert with a thin end so as not to damage the leaves. Additionally, you can arrange beautiful pebbles, sticks, marble, etc. To create a beautiful composition you need to be patient. Experiment, it’s worth it.
To revitalize the terrarium a little, you can install small plastic animals.
And voila! You have a wonderful mini terrarium.
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The following are other lampoterrarium compositions that you can recreate.