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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

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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
painters tape
sunshiine1 year ago

These are so pretty! Thank you for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous week.


Fikjast Scott (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Thank you for the kind words
My pleasure!
Diaphane1 year ago
Very very pretty!
Fikjast Scott (author)  Diaphane1 year ago
Thank you for the pleasant comment; it made me feel good.
you might try fire polishing your glass with a propane torch ( it smooths cut edges) . look it up
Fikjast Scott (author)  The Metal One1 year ago
Thank you for the information and viewing my instructables.
Great idea for a cloche! I can imagine putting mounted butterflies inside.
Fikjast Scott (author)  AngryRedhead1 year ago
I had to look up the meaning of cloche. Thank you for the idea.
I love butterflies, but can not bring myself to processing them.
So, I will need to figure something out for my watch collection.
Thank you again
Agreed. I wouldn't catch a butterfly to kill it for decoration. I'm on a major migratory route for butterflies, and occasionally some of them die in transit.
artworker1 year ago
Does the seed starter has to be sooooo elegant? The idea totally rocks! You have an eye for beauty.
Where is the voting button?
Fikjast Scott (author)  artworker1 year ago
I am waiting to hear back, if I am accepted. Thank you again. Scott
Fikjast Scott (author)  artworker1 year ago
You made my day, thank you for the nice comment and viewing my instructables
Warmly Scott