Making a terrarium using recycled bottles
This may sound like a little thing but I got an email from Badia about a group of fast terrariums she made from a bunch of old bottles. She makes a really good point here. Why not recycle some old bottles into something beautiful? It is a win-win situation. Even if it is a very simple terrarium there is an aesthetic beauty to the simplicity of it. You get to spend a little time doing something relaxing and fun. And in a small way you do something special. Maybe it's only one or two plants and one or two bottles but it still matters and it still makes a difference!. And who knows? Maybe it will start you on a new hobby.
So, look through the recycling bin and have some fun! Keep your eye out for unusual shapes.
And if you want to make some small and easy terrariums with maybe just a plant or two I have some tutorials and plenty of ideas that will help. Apothecary Jar terrariums - Single Plant terrariums - A Soda Bottle Terrarium - A Bottle Terrarium - The Rum Bottle terrarium
Here is a unique Bottle Terrarium by a guest artist (Thyrza) You can see more of her work and how she uses Polymer Clay in her terrariums here: Thyrza's Terrariums
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