How to make a lamp terrarium

Seeing a natural habitat on a bedside table might be the thing you need to wind down after a hectic day. Turning a mason jar into a terrarium lamp is a relaxing way to enjoy the evening and reuse something that might otherwise end up in a landfill.
Select any artificial plants, flowers and greenery that strike your fancy. The tutorial features small rocks to hold the greenery in place, but sand is just as effective. For safety's sake, make sure the light bulb does not touch anything in the terrarium.
- Quart-size empty, clean mason jar with lid
- Small river rocks, 1-1/2 cups
- Green floral foam, 2-by-2 inches
- Scissors
- Variety of artificial greenery and artificial succulents
- Mini pendant light
- Black spray paint (not shown)
- Drill (not shown)
- Hole saw bit the same diameter as the pendant light (not shown)
- Regular drill bill (not shown)
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1. Remove the lid, and set it aside. Pour the rocks into the mason jar. Jiggle the jar to settle the rocks.
2. Cut the floral foam into 1 -1/2-by-2-inch pieces. Cut a total of four pieces of greenery and succulents off any stems, leaving 1 inch of stem attached to insert into the foam.
3. Press one plant piece into one of the foam pieces. Add one or two more. Repeat with the other foam piece.
4. Place the plants in the mason jar, and push them into the rocks to secure them.
5. Attach a light bulb to the pendant light, and screw on the lid.
Instructions for Lid Preparation
1. Cut a hole in the lid using a drill and hole-saw bit. The hole must be the same size as the part of the pendant light that will slide into it.
2. Drill two small holes on either side of the center hole to let out light. Use a regular bit for this.
3. Spray paint the lid black, and let it dry.
4. Insert the pendant light through the center hole.
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