△ DIY Geometric Glass Terrariums – 3 Ways! DIY DUPES #4

Hey guys! So today I’m going to be showing you how to make a terrarium 3 different ways So the first two ways are a lot easier, something anyone could really make

The third way will show you how they are properly made My dad does a lot of stained glass/leadlight stuff anyway, so I thought I would ask him to help me assemble one properly But between the three of them the assembly is all pretty similar so hopefully you guys can follow along! If you have any questions make sure to leave them in the comments section below So this is another episode in my “DIY Dupes” series, which is where I’ll basically replicate things the DIY way So I was inspired by these terrariums I saw for sale at Urban Outfitters, and so that’s what we are going to be recreating today! Also for this video I’m going to be collaborating with Krystal- she’s going to be showing you how to make these really cute kitty planters- I’ll insert a little clip here

I love her channel, I love what she’s all about, so make sure you go check her out Her links will be in the description box below So lets get started! Step 1: Choose your material So the first two methods will use plastic, which I got from this frame that I got at IKEA, and for the last one I will be using some recycled glass Next find a pattern online- just search for a “free prism template” and choose whichever one you like

For the plastic you are going to score the edges with a craft knife, and then simply bend it back and forth to snap it Mine also had this strange little film on either side, so I just peeled that off before I went any further So if you’re using plastic, you can assemble it with a hot glue gun Use masking tape to attach the sides together temporarily, and then use a hot glue gun to attach the sides together Next you are going to cover the edges

So for one method I’m using straws, and I spray painted these I ended up deciding to go with the black ones, but you could also paint them a copper or gold colour Cut the straws in half, and then glue them over the edges For the other method, I’m going over the edges that have been glued, using this 3D paint in a metallic colour And this helps to give a fake soldered effect

I really like how this turned out So for Method 3: the professional way, I printed out the template Next trace the template onto the glass To cut out the pieces use a glass cutter and a ruler, and then simply snap along the scored edges to break the glass Once they have been cut out, go along the edges with a copper foil tape, and make sure that is flattened down

Using tape, assemble all the pieces together, and apply flux onto the copper tape Next, using a soldering iron and 50/50 solder, go down all of the edges attaching them, This is essentially gluing them together Make sure you do both the inside and the outside of the terrarium Next go over with a bead solder- this is 60/40 solder, to create a raised surface- and it should look something like this You can clean it up with some detergent and water to get rid of the greasiness left by the flux

Next I’m using black Patina to stain the edges This will oxidize the lead (solder) and make it turn black And that’s it! This is how they all turned out, I’m so happy with them The professional one is my favourite of course, but I’m also happy with how the other ones turned out Let me know in the comments below which one was your favourite

Thanks for watching guys! All my social media will be linked down below- if you’re interested you can go follow me And comment down below what you would like to see me make next! Hope you have a wonderful day and I’ll see you next time!

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Sonia W. Trevino