Tuesday, June 21, 2011

DIY Tuesday: Light Fixture Plant Terrarium

On a recent thrift store trip with a friend, we came upon some great light fixtures for only $5.00! They probably hung in a large foyer 20 years ago, but were now cast offs that we saw lots of potential in.

We quickly came up with a way to repurpose them and with just a few minutes of work, we had a lovely glass plant terrarium.

Here's how the fixture looked when we found it. It previously hung with the opening at the bottom, but we turned it upside down.

With a little elbow grease, we unscrewed the old hardware to remove the electrical components on the bottom of the fixture that held the lightbulb.

Then we replaced the metal piece in the bottom by screwing it back in. This piece happened to have a small hole that would work great to allow water to drain if you placed something under the terrarium to catch it.

We threw a few herbs we had on hand inside on a small teacup saucer, but plan to place some small plants in pretty pots and moss inside. It would also look great with a few candles.

1 comment:

  1. So cool! Very creative Liza! Love it! I went to the thrift store this week too and hit VINTAGE jackpot! So fun!