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Coke Bottle Terrarium

During the cold, dreary months of winter, a bit of green can be very cheery. I've wanted to "build" a terrarium for some time and when I heard about a blog challenge to come up with new ways to use soda bottles, I knew right away I wanted to create a terrarium.
Time: 20 Minutes Cost: $5.00 Difficulty: Easy
I knew I'd need some tropical plants, some soil, some pebbles, and some charcoal.
Use a 2-liter Coke bottle because it has curves in all the right places. Cut out the middle portion of your bottle, leaving a 'bottom" and a "top."
Then you have to layer your materials: pebbles, charcoal, and then soil. Now your're ready to add your plants. I used a Umbrella plant (from Aldi's) and a mini pink Kalanchoe (from Trader Joe's)--both are tropical.
Add you plants by impressing a small dip in the soil with your finger. Set the plant roots in and tamp in place, making sure the roots are covered.
Come on over to my blog to see more pictures and more guidance about how to make your own terrarium. This project would be suitable for children 8 and up.

To see more: http://dpetrillo.blogspot.com/2015/01/coke-bottle-terrarium.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Barbara J Wright
    Barbara J Wright Cincinnati, OH
    on Jan 24, 2015

    this is darling... what a great idea!

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Jan 24, 2015

    This how out-of-touch I am. I read your headline and thought, how would you ever get plants inside a little glass Coke bottle! I forget we live in a super-sized, plastic world. Does look like a great project for kids.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jan 26, 2015

    OMG love!

  • Adirondack Girl @ Heart
    Adirondack Girl @ Heart Schenectady, NY
    on Jan 27, 2015

    Thanks so much Hannah :) You're so kind--

  • Sandi
    Sandi Canada
    on Jan 27, 2015

    I really like this, but i'm not 8. Mind u i'm not very crafty so i think it all works out. Dilema i dont drink coke

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