Hanging terrariums are all the rage right now. And how could they not be? They’re cute, and they hold everyone’s favorite plants: succulents. C’mon, don’t try to act like every time you go to a store you don’t take a look at their succulent selection. Heck, even my favorite grocery store has them for sale! Three cheers for succulents and air plants!
I was shopping at a craft store a couple weeks ago, and saw a cute terrarium. How much was it? $24.00. Yes. Probably more than most people make during one hour at their full-time job! Later, I got to thinking about my other new obsession: method soap. Oh, it smells so good, and it does the job. I’m in the process of transferring every cleaning product in my house over to method, because why not? Anyways, Method Soap dispensers have the same shape as these adorable terrariums… hence this idea was born.
I made two different kinds of planters; a teardrop shape and a round shape. Both are very similar processes.
First, I emptied and cleaned each soap dispenser. I usually buy the ‘Limited Edition’ line of soap, and these don’t have writing on the actual bottle, just the plastic covering it. I cut off the extra plastic, and then drew a line where I wanted to cut each planter.
TEAR DROP VERSION
First, I drew a circle where I wanted the hole to go. I made it big enough for a plant to fit in with a little bit of space. Next, I used a small soldering iron to melt the plastic around the line I drew. I had never used a soldering iron before, so my line isn’t perfect – but i recommend making one solid line instead of several holes.
Continue around your line until the entire circle is punched out. Next, I used some rope that I had tied into a braid to put through the top (where the pump goes).
I added my succulent, and there you have the tear drop version!
The round version is so easy and you [probably] have everything on hand already. I used my husbands very sharp pocket knife to cut around the top. I cut approximately where the method logo is debased on the bottle.
I punched a small hole at the top (where I wanted to hang it). Next, I turned on my iron, placed a piece of wax paper on it, and then pressed the open end until it was even. *Note* make sure to do this in quick, short intervals so the entire bottle doesn’t melt!
I used a rope to hang it, and added a cute airplant!
Which version is your favorite?