What Do LEGOs, Air Plants and a 3D Printer Have in Common? These Terrariums!
Sprucing up for spring but need to keep it short and sweet? LEGO terrariums to the rescue! They’re the perfect combination of nature and nostalgia, and you won’t believe how crazy easy they are to make. With the right tools, the right little LEGO dudes and a quirky container, you’re ready to jump right in to the terrarium trend. Of course, it wouldn’t be us if we didn’t add a 3D printed element. If you can’t find a hexagonal jar, why not print one!? ;)
And if you SF-ers want in in this action like, NOW, come to Brit + Co SF to make your own 3D printed terrarium for FREE! Swing by 550 Sutter and say hello!
– glass jar (or 3D printed pot!)
– potting soil
– assorted pebbles
– air plants
– LEGO people
– LEGO plants
1. Pour a layer of potting soil into your container. We filled ours about a quarter of the way up.
2. Add on a layer of pebbles. All colors and sizes will do!
3. Find a good spot for your air plants amongs all those pebbles and stick ’em in there. For jars this small, one is all you need!
4. Pop in a few LEGO flowers for a fun spin on these natural elements.
5. Don’t forget your little LEGO friends! Just pop ’em in next to your plants and you’re done!
6. Make a few extra terrarium friends and display the whole crew around the house.
6. Give those air plants a nice spritz of water from time to time, to keep them green and lively!
How much do you love those LEGO flowers?
First, pour a layer of potting soil into your jar. We filled ours about a quarter of the way up. Then, add a layer or two of pebbles.
Find a good spot for your air plants amongst all those pebbles and stick ’em in there. For jars this small, one is all you need!
Finally, the LEGOs. Add a few flowers, a little friend and you’re set.
We did the exact same thing with our 3D printed planters! If you want to print your own hex planter, use this file and order on Shapeways! Or find a local MakerBot ;)
We can’t decide which we like best — they’re all so cute!
Have you ever made a terrarium? Share photos with us via the comments below!