Introduction: Expensive Looking Indoor Plant in a Glass Case
Walking past an expensive furniture store the other night, I saw a cool looking fern sitting inside a glass box. I thought this would make for an easy first instructable. Though it's not the hardest thing to assemble, it's a cool design idea that can be easily replicated for next to nothing.
Step 1: Gather Materials
For this project, you'll need 3 things.
1. Soil. Use the organic kind. $1.00's worth should be plenty.
2. Plant, I chose a small fern. $2.99 at my local nursery.
3. A glass container with an open top. I found this round number at my local thrift store for $3.99. It went to a good cause.
Step 2: Clean the Glass Container and Dry It
I recommend using soap and water.
Dry it thoroughly so the soil doesn't stick to the glass later on...
Step 3: Test Fit Your Plant
Gently place the plant inside the container to see how it will fit. The fern I chose will need to be trimmed to fit inside snugly. It's entirely up to your aesthetics.
Step 4: Trim Your Plant, If Necessary
I decided to cut some branches off my fern to create a more pleasing composition inside the container. I saved the clippings and I'll attempt to grow them later. If it works, I'll post that instructable.
Step 5: Place the Plant Into the Container & Add Soil
Carefully remove the plant from the container it came in. Gently place the plant inside your container. Add enough soil to fill in the container up to the same depth as the plant. Gently pack in the soil.
Step 6: Water the Plant
Add enough water to saturate the soil, but don't overdo it, the container does not have a hole to drain out excess, so you'll need to water just the right amount.
Step 7: Enjoy Your New Indoor Planty Glassy Thing!