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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Coffee Table Terrarium

Coffee table terrarium

Thanks to reader Chris from New Zealand for sharing this gorgeous coffee table he reworked to support a terrarium.  Chris explains:
The coffee table is second hand and I attached a sheet of ply to the bottle, lined it with polythene and laid down soil, placed the main ferns, then moss and then placed in the succulent cuttings and rocks and then added small river gravel. The glass comes off for maintenance.

6 comments:

  1. Wow - love it! So creative, and really beautiful.

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  2. awwwwsum!!!! JUST WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH ONE I GOT AT A YARD SALE. IF YOU WOULD LET ME ME KNOW WHAT YOU FOUND WERE THE BEST PLANTS FOR A SHALLOW ONE.

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    1. Here are some plants you might consider for a shallow terrarium planting:

      Pilea
      Ferns
      Begonias
      Bromeliads
      Dracaena
      Chamaedora
      Fittonia
      Aphelandra
      African Violets
      Hedera
      Clorophytum


      See more at http://www.thefernandmossery.com/2010/05/best-plants-for-terrariums-at.html

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  3. > "I attached a sheet of ply to the bottle"

    WHAT?!!!?? Ply? What bottle?

    I'd love to make this myself, but don't understand Chris' instructions at all... Has anyone made a coffee table into a terrarium? Can anyone provide stepby-step..?

    Thanks, all!

    Tamara

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