We used faux succulents to make this DIY terrarium, so there's no maintenance or risk of over or under watering. And, as a bonus, it doubles as a reading lamp! The light ball can sit up on its own or it can be placed on a stand or in a planter to add more height. You can even hang it by the attached hook and add in some trailing succulents for a truly whimsical display!
Making a terrarium is easy and requires no tools, which means this project is kid friendly too! Once complete, a DIY terrarium light ball will look beautiful in any room and it can even be used to add a warm glow to outdoor living and dining areas. Leave us a comment to let us know if you're going to make one of these homemade terrariums, and when you're finished, share your completed projects with us on Instagram or Facebook so we can see all the creative ways you're using your DIY terrarium lamp!
Here's How to Make a DIY Terrarium
What You'll Need:
Make a DIY Terrarium in 4 Steps:
The light ball will arrive flat. After pulling the metal frame into a ball shape, leave a gap in the frame to make it easier to reach inside while decorating.
Create a dense "floor" in the bottom of the light ball using the spanish moss. This will be a messy process at first, but once you get the moss packed in, it should stay put. If you have a hand vac, keep it close by so you can clean up as you go.
Next add your succulents. If the stems of the faux succulents are long, trim them using wire cutters or sharp scissors so they sit level in the moss.
At this point your DIY terrarium could be considered complete, or you can add any extra decorative items you like.
That's it! This might be the easiest DIY project you ever create and the end result is a gorgeous nature inspired lamp that will look amazing anywhere in your home!