Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Handmade gift of the week: Light bulb Terrariums

This is one handmade gift idea that's made it to the top of my 'wish list' - who wouldn't love receiving one of these little bulbs of joy?

Image from www.coco29.com 

Why we love it:
  • They look simple to make, and inexpensive with limited materials: bulb, plant, growing medium and string. A word of caution though, choose your bulb carefully. You want a good quality one that doesn't look like it's going to crumble in your hand as you're working with it. We would also recommend wearing a pair of gloves to protect your hand when handling the glass, in case it shatters. 
  • Who doesn't love plants? This would be a great gift for anyone - men, women, children. You can select your plant and growing medium to suit your recipient. Plain white Perlite or little rocks would be suitable for an adult, but maybe brightly coloured stones and the inclusion of a little toy, like a fairy would make this magic for a child. 
  • You could make a few and cluster them together, like a living mobile in your home or children's bedroom. This takes the concept of hanging plants to the next level!
  • Terrariums have made a revival lately, so this is a very 'on trend' gift and home decorating idea. 

Where would you hang one of these in your home? 
We'd love your thoughts - please comment below...

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