Make Your Own Hanging Terrarium
This is the Tillandsia hanging terrarium from Pistils Nursery. It’s adorable.
I am lucky to live near this nursery that keeps a healthy stock of these Air Plants & these glass balls. The owner also gave me the twine to hang it. They aren’t cheap though – they are $12.50 a piece. Being on such a tight timeline (My weekend bathroom remodel), I used a Groupon I purchased last year and went ahead with the splurge – but now that I’ve had time to do more online research- I found this website -this is a fabulous way to use old incandescent light bulbs for a good purpose!
And it’s simple! Once the bulb is cleaned out:
1. Spray paint the cap of the light bulb for a cleaner look
2. Use Tillandsias & moss to fill the terrarium
3. Attach silicone bumpers on the bottom for stability or wrap it up with twine and hang from a screw on the ceiling. Don’t use nails or picture hangers because since they have no thread, they may fall. Make sure if you are hanging glass like this that it is securely attached to the ceiling.
I went to Michael’s to find some glass or sand that matched my mood board, but when I was looking at it all the products they have there, it seemed like such a waste to buy this stuff from a craft store. I’m going to wait to find a beautiful colored glass bottle to break and put those pieces into my terrarium rather than buy it and worry about all the embedded carbon etc.
So here is the new area above the toilet:
They will look better when they have some sand, moss or glass in them. But for now – they get the point across.