Introduction: How to Make a Terrarium Out of a Recycled Topo Chico Bottle

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In this instructable, I am going to show you how to make a terrarium out of a bottle. This project is child-friendly, you will only five materials, and you won't need to water it.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials!

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Here is a list of the materials that you will be needing.
  1. A Topo Chico bottle with the lid (the label must be peeled off)
  2. Potting soil
  3. Seeds (I used watermelon and lemon balm seeds)
  4. A small leaf cutting from a sticky finger plant or the leaf cutting from a donkey ear plant (optional)
  5. Moss

Step 2: Fill the Bottle With Soil

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Fill the bottle about a third of the way full with potting soil. You can put the potting soil in the bottle with a paper funnel. If you don't know how to make one the link below will show you how.

Step 3: Add the Seeds

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Sprinkle your seeds in the jar. Then add an inch of soil.

Step 4: Add Your Leaf Cutting

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Add the leaf cutting. To put it in the bottle just drop the leaf cutting through the hole. If you want to, you can stand the leaf cutting up with a straw or a pencil.

Step 5: Water Your Terrarium

Add enough water so all the dirt is wet. Then close the lid.

Step 6: Enjoy!! : )

Tada!! You now have your own terrarium!! Give it as a gift or keep it for yourself.


maxpowell669 (author)2017-06-16

correct me if I'm wrong but don't you need to add drainage to it like a cheese cloth and gravel underneath, like the project might try it myself, just thought mold might develop in it

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