Introduction: A Garden Inside a Ball - Christmas Time

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

Step 1: What You Need

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

drill the hemispheres with the electric screwdriver (slow speed)

Step 3: The Paper

crumple paper

Step 4: Fill It

Fill half the hemisfphere with the paper

Step 5: Insert Cd

insert a CD into the empty space

Step 6: Soil

Fill partially with soil

Step 7: Expanded Clay

and partially with expanded clay - remove the cd

Step 8: Space for Plant!

create a space for a plant

Step 9: Compact the Soil

compact the soil

Step 10: Remove the Paper

remove the paper

Step 11: Clean

clean the parts to be jointed

Step 12: Add Moss

add moss

Step 13: Add Plant

add plant

Step 14: Join the Hemispheres

join the hemispheres

Step 15: Tap the Ball to Compact the Soil

tap the ball to compact the soil

Step 16: Scotch Tape

Apply a transparent piece of tape under the base

Step 17: Water

Water the inside

Step 18: The Final Result

the final result

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Step 19: A Garden Inside a Ball - One Year Later

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