A Garden Inside a Ball – Christmas Time

How to create a garden inside a plastic transparent Christmas tree ball

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Step 1: What You Need

What you need:
– soil
– a small plant  of slow growth (fittonia, Adiantum capillus-veneris etc.)
– moss
– an electric screwdriver
– a plastic transparent Christmas tree ball (15 cm ø)
– newspapers
– expanded clay
– a CD-Rom or something similar
– transparent adhesive tape

Step 2: Drill the Hemispheres

Drill the hemispheres with the electric screwdriver (slow speed)

Step 3: The Paper

Crumple paper.

Step 4: Fill It

Fill half the hemisphere with the paper.

Step 5: Insert Cd

Insert a CD into the empty space.

Step 6: Soil

Fill partially with soil.

Step 7: Expanded Clay

and partially with expanded clay – remove the cd.

Step 8: Space for Plant!

Create a space for a plant.

Step 9: Compact the Soil

Step 10: Remove the Paper

Step 11: Clean

Clean the parts before to be joined.

Step 12: Add Moss

Step 13: Add Plant

Step 14: Join the Hemispheres

Step 15: Tap the Ball to Compact the Soil

Step 16: Scotch Tape

Apply a transparent piece of tape under the base.

Step 17: Water

Step 18: The Final Result

Step 19: A Garden Inside a Ball – One Year Later

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