I do not garden as much as I use to, but when I do, I start the plants indoors - to get a jump on the short Michigan summers. To start my seeds, I use enclosed containers.
I always wanted to do miniature enclosed terrariums.
I was working with wine glasses on another project and came up with the idea of combining the two ideas. I was giving away my shot glass collection and thought, what the heck, let’s throw them in the mix.
So there you have it, my instructables is about making Shot & Wine Glass Terrariums and Seed Starters.
Stay Gardening my friends
Step 1: Gather things up
Shot glass – small containers that fits inside wine glass
Long stem wine or water glasses - the ones used were 9 inches
tall overall - 3 1/4 inch diameter base - with approximately 3 1/4 inch stem.
Small plate or saucer
Diamond saw – I am lucky to have access to one. OR Hand stain glass cutter Note: I did one wine glass with
a stain glass cutter and got a good result.
Grinding wheels or wet sand paper – grits – 100, 220 400, 600, 1200. Again; I am lucky
to have access to power wheel grinders/sanders. When I was younger I did this by
hand, using wet silicon carbide sanding paper to smooth and polish cut glass bottles.
Drill and drill bit - I used a ½ diameter drill bit. This will
vary by the diameter of the stem.
Charcoal – I got mine from the fireplace
Glass beads - this is used instead of stones
Soil – I use a seed starter mix which includes fibers
Plants – I used a fern and a violet (flower)
Seeds – I do some flowers for my butterfly garden, but you can
use your own choice
Handles – Large oversize wood beads, wooden spools etc…
hand glass cutter