Introduction: Make a Lightbulb Terrarium

About: Love to build

Hello! Today I will be teaching you how you can make a cool terrarium from an old glass light bulb. It is a fun and easy project to do, and is the perfect decorating piece.

Step 1: Supplies

You will need:


Old light bulb




Moss (or any other small plant)

Rock (optional)

Step 2: Preparing Lightbulb

First grab your pliers. Take them and start to grab at the black piece on the part of the bulb that goes up. Pry at this until the black pieces break. Make sure to be wearing safety protection because this stuff is sharp. Once the black part is removed, take the tweezers and poke them into the opening.This should break the part that actually lights up. Then turn it upside down and shake out the contents.

Step 3:

Now that the bulb is empty you now will need to fill it up. Take some sand and place it at the bottom on the bulb. Then take some dirt and place it on top of the sand. Now it is time to add the moss. It is a good idea to moisten it first to make it last longer. Then carefully grab it with your tweezers and add it to the top of the sand/dirt mixture.

Step 4: Done!

Now you are finished. You just created a cool decoration piece that you can put anywhere, out of an old glass lightbulb.

Glass Challenge 2017

Runner Up in the
Glass Challenge 2017

Trash to Treasure Contest 2017

Participated in the
Trash to Treasure Contest 2017