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A garden inside a ball - Christmas time

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How to create a garden inside a plastic trasparent Christmas tree ball



 
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Step 1: What you need

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what you need:
- soil
- a small plant  of slow growth (fittonia, Adiantum capillus-veneris etc.)
- moss
- an electric screwdriver
- a plastic trasparent Christmas tree ball (15 cm ø)
- newspapers
- expanded clay
- a CD-Rom or something similar
- transparent adhesive tape

Step 2: Drill the hemispheres

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drill the hemispheres with the electric screwdriver (slow speed)

Step 3: The paper

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crumple paper

Step 4: Fill it

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Fill half the hemisfphere with the paper

Step 5: Insert cd

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insert a CD into the empty space

Step 6: Soil

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Fill partially with soil

Step 7: Expanded clay

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and partially with expanded clay - remove the cd

Step 8: Space for plant!

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create a space for a plant

Step 9: Compact the soil

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compact the soil

Step 10: Remove the paper

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remove the paper

Step 11: Clean

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clean the parts to be jointed

Step 12: Add moss

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add moss

Step 13: Add plant

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add plant

Step 14: Join the hemispheres

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join the hemispheres

Step 15: Tap the ball to compact the soil

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tap the ball to compact the soil

Step 16: Scotch tape

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Apply a transparent piece of tape under the base

Step 17: Water

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Water the inside

Step 18: The final result

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the final result

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Step 19: A garden inside a ball - one year later