Tortoise Terrarium




I love my plants, especially succulents. And I have LOADS of planters all around the house and garden.

All in conventional pots and bowls. I wanted something different, something exciting.

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Step 1: Materials

  • 3mm MDF wood
  • Laser cutting machine
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Soil
  • Succulents

Step 2: Laser Parameters

To cut the wood I used

  • Power 80
  • Speed 10

Step 3: Tortoise File

The tortoise vector is adjustable so you can make it any size you want.

Step 4: Making a Tortoise

Start with the main panel which has the tortoise head on it. From here, you can attach the 6 bottom panels. After that you can attach the rest of the top panels.

As you can see from the picture, there are front feet and back feet. Attach the feet.

And that's it. you have a tortoise

Step 5: Designer Tips

You can either paint the tortoise before assembling or after assembling.

It is a very good idea to waterproof the wood first. I also varnished my tortoise after painting it.

Step 6: Flower Power

I used a variety of different succulent cuttings.

I placed the soil on the plate and placed the tortoise on top. In each section, I placed soil and the succulent cutting. And around the tortoise I placed a runner succulent so that when it grows, it can resemble grass.

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    1 year ago

    What a beautiful and diverse collection of succulents in one planter, I love the variety!

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