ReStories: Upcycled Geometric Terrarium
An elegant, easy DIY to bring a beautiful touch to your home’s interior.
Inspired by 21 Easy Ideas for Adorable DIY Terrariums.
- 1 Geometric Light Fixture from the ReStore (make sure there will be something to hook chains onto)
- 1 Utility Hook w/ Drywall Anchor
- 1 Drill (for mounting utility hook)
- 2 – 3 Handfuls of Horticultural Charcoal
- 1 Bag of Potting Gravel/Aquarium Pebbles
- 1 Bag of Potting Soil
- 1 Golden Pothos Ivy (or any other plant you choose!)
- 1 Hanging Lantern Chain
- Optional: Pliers (for cutting lantern chain)
- Wipe down inside and outside of light fixture with a damp cloth.
- Put down a thick layer of potting gravel. Aquarium pebbles serve a good substitute for potting gravel in case the gravel is difficult to find.
- Layer a thin coat of horticultural charcoal atop the potting gravel.
- Add potting soil on top of the charcoal, making sure there’s enough soil to cover the plant roots and allow room for 1 inch of growth.
- Plant the golden pothos ivy in the layer of potting soil.
- Determine where you’d like to hang your plant and use the drill to mount the utility hook to the ceiling, following any additional instructions provided by the utility hook packaging.
- OPTIONAL: Cut hanging lantern chain to even, desired lengths using pliers to unhook links.
- Attach one end of the chains to the light fixture, and attach the other end to utility hook. and enjoy your new geometric terrarium!