Repurpose a Light Fixture into a Succulent Terrarium


When Kendra from Joy In Our Home asked me to share a second hand item that I fixed up I was first of all thrilled to be part of a such a talented group of 19 bloggers. The links to their makeovers are at the end of this post. I also knew exactly what I wanted to share. My repurposed light fixture terrarium where I grow succulents with absolutely no soil or water!! It was a trick that I discovered when I decorated a party with succulents. I just clipped the succulent buds and set them on a bed of moss in an urn thinking that it would just look nice for the party. I still have the display and it has been 5 months. They have grown over 2 inches and have never had a drop of water and no soil. So I did it again here in my terrarium and it worked perfectly!!

This is what I started with……..


An outdated light fixture from the 80’s that I bought for 2.99 at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

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After I removed the post in the middle and the screws, there were large holes in the base. I simply covered them up with black electrical tape so that nothing would fall through and make a mess.


The next step was to add the moss and then place my clipped succulents on top.


The best part is that they will live like this for some time. I have had these for 2.5 months now. They have even grown to the point that they are hitting the glass. That’s right!! Growing without soil or water.

When they get too leggy for your taste you can simply plant them in soil because they will have rooted. Then you can just add fresh buds to your display.terrarium-with-succulents

The finished product….
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repurposed-light-fixture-succulent-terrariumIMG_1549one room challengeIt was the perfect addition to my Glamily Room that I completed for the One Room Challenge Spring 2016. See the before and afters HERE

This is how my terrarium looks in my space…

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27 thoughts on “Repurpose a Light Fixture into a Succulent Terrarium

  1. Thanks for helping me think outside the box! Your repurposing ideas have helped me with my limited decor options. I longer see the peanut butter jar as half-empty- I see it as “almost a candle holder”. And no, I am not joking!

  2. Oh my word = this is SO cool! I can’t believe those things are growing like that after over 2 months. That is crazy! I am totally on the look out for an old light fixture so I can try this too. Sending you hugs, CoCo