For the container, I picked the IKEA MORKT Lantern. It was large enough with a removable top. And it looked really cute and suited my daughter’s bedroom.
I took the MORKT lantern and sealed up its base with silicone and a plastic ring.
Then, I added soil, pebbles and odd pieces of rock formation to mimic a Star Wars landscape. Around this formation, I planted a variety of succulents.
As a finishing touch, I placed an AT-AT walker to complete our terrarium from a galaxy far far away. You could, of course, pick your favourite Star Wars characters.
This is how her Star Wars Terrarium turned out.
~ Kaylie, Seattle
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