Marimo Moss Ball DIY Light Bulb Aquarium

4 Materials
15 Minutes
These easy marimo moss ball DIY light bulb aquarium is super quick and easy to make! They make a great home accessory to decorate your small spaces and also make fun gifts.
To learn where to find materials for this project as well as tips, information on how to re-size your moss ball and additional care information, please visit the original blog post at Soap Deli News blog here.
To create your marimo moss ball DIY light bulb aquarium, start with an empty glass light bulb bottle with a screw on lid.
Begin by adding rocks or beads to the glass light bulb shaped bottle. You can use a funnel for smaller beads or rocks to help make this easier. Next add your stars or cabochons to suit.
Finally, place a Marimo moss ball into the light bulb bottle and fill with distilled water. Then screw on the lid.
Repeat this process for each aquarium you want to make.
To care for your marimo moss ball simply empty the water from the aquarium and replace with fresh water every 1-2 weeks. Keep out of direct sunlight.

For more DIY project ideas as well as homemade soap, bath and beauty recipes you can make for yourself or as gifts, be sure to visit Soap Deli News blog here.
Easy Marimo Moss Ball DIY Light Bulb Aquarium
Suggested materials:
  • Glass light bulb shaped bottle with screw on cap   (AC Moore/Etsy)
  • Small aquarium or floral rocks and/or pebbles   (craft store)
  • Small glass floral beads, jewelry beads and/or small small resin cabochons   (craft store/Etsy)
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Rebecca D. Dillon
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  • Glenda Glenda on Aug 12, 2021

    Where can you find bottles shaped like a light bulb ?

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  • Laura Laura on Jan 05, 2019

    The intro leads us to believe we can make these from repurposed light bulbs, when in fact they are made from puchased light bulb shaped bottles. Really cute though!

  • Debra Debra on Oct 18, 2019
    Great idea!