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« on: April 27, 2012 05:18:11 PM »

Glass terrariums can be pretty expensive, so I decided to make one using a wine glass and drawer knob.

First, I scored the stem with a tapered saw

Then I alternated heating the score line above a candle's flame, and cooling it with ice until the stem and bowl separated


I bore a divot in the drawer knob with a pocket knife just so it could sit in the stem of the glass

I used acrylic paint to give a mushroom look to the knob, and then I glued the pieces together with E6000.
To contain the soil and seedlings I crocheted a shallow disc out of jute, but I'm sure there are other ways to contain what's under the glass bell.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012 12:18:09 AM »

That is so cool!

I admire you for doing that all by yourself, lots of patience you have!
It looks great! The little mushroom is cute, well done!  Cheesy
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wersiamese
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012 01:59:12 PM »

Clever and very creative.

Repurposing is the best. Keep up the good work.

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lady4feet
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012 03:19:56 PM »

This is such a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing the how to.
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012 09:10:17 AM »

What a fantastic idea! Very cute.
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GoblinofHa
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012 10:53:44 AM »

That's very nice. Thanks for showing the process!
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013 06:15:41 PM »

Such a clever idea!
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2013 08:28:18 PM »

Wow!  Brilliant idea!
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2013 07:34:04 AM »

You're so clever, what a great idea.
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2013 06:35:32 AM »

So how are the seeds coming along? Is there enough moisture and such if the glass is laying on top of the jute? Thanks for sharing this, it makes me wonder what all I can flip to make a terrarium.
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