Air Plant Terrariums and Vases Monday, Dec 1 2014 

I stumbled on light bulb terrariums on one of my internet searches and I decided to make some. As it turns out it takes a bit more work to remove the innards of a light bulb than I wanted to do, and after removing the innards the entrance hole is still quite small. I found a nice alternative — glass ornaments.

air plant terrarium /

Supply List:

Tillandsia’s (air plants)

Glass ornaments (tops removed) and other suitable containers

Sand and/or perlite

Rubber bumpers (sold at hardware stores)

Small figures and ornaments such as: rocks, shells, twigs, moss



Cardboard or a funnel

Supplies /

How to make the terrariums:

First, water your Tillandsia and let it dry. Now take your container, and if it is round add the bumpers to where you want the bottom to be. This will keep your container stabilized. Then fill the container about a third of the way up with sand or perlite using a funnel or a flexible piece of cardboard. Add your Tillandsia and figures. Use your tweezers and chopsticks to position the plant and the figures. It’s that easy. Now go be creative!

light bulb terrarium /

Here is where to find information on caring for air plants 

terrarium vase /


Wonderful World of Plants Sunday, Nov 28 2010 

I came across this great local San Francisco nursery, Flora Grubb Gardens:, 1634 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124; 415.626.7256. You will find inspiration for your gardening needs and great gift ideas for the plant lovers in your life at Flora Grubb Gardens. I especially like the succulent wreaths and the forest floor ornaments with a Tillandsia plant inside.

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