Jeyes Fluid, the British heritage brand that’s been proudly keeping the nation’s gardens clean for over 140 years, has launched its Creative Spaces initiative this June, by partnering up with Melanie Lissack, the award winning interior stylist, writer and influencer. Together, they are helping to inspire Brits on how people can easily repurpose tired furniture, leftover materials in the home and upcycle them to transform their gardens.
This follows new research revealing that 73% of Brits said their garden and outdoor spaces have become even more important following the pandemic, and a whopping 73% of Brits are set to continue working from home following lockdown. This means 2 in 5 people (40%) are looking to transform their garden areas in 2021.
To help give you inspiration, here is how to use an old mason jar to create an Insta-worthy terrarium lamp:
Tools and materials needed:
- Jeyes Fluid
- Sponge, cloth or stiff brush
- 1 gallon mason jar
- Terrarium kit
- Terrarium plants
- Garden gloves
- Lamp wiring kit for glass jar
- Lampshade in a colour of your choice
Creating the lamp base
- To clean your mason jar – use a measuring jug, pour 5000ml of water and 250ml of Jeyes Fluid into a bucket. Jeyes heritage tin has been replaced, so look out for its new recyclable plastic bottle with an updated formula as part of its commitment to help pave the way for a more sustainable future.
- Wear some rubber gloves for protection. Dip a cloth, sponge or stiff brush inside the solution and use it on the inside and outside of the mason jar. Then rinse the jar and allow it to completely dry.
- Use the terrarium kit to fill your mason jar. Start with small stones and pebbles for the base for water drainage purposes.
- Grab a small handful of moss and place it on top of the pebbles.
- Layer three or four spoonfuls of soil on top of the moss to give your succulents a base to put their roots into.
- Create a shallow hole in the soil where you will place your succulent.
- Place your succulent in the hole you made and cover the exposed roots with the soil.
- Add some pebbles to cover the soil, and then anything else you want in order to personalise your terrarium.
- Use the plastic tweezers in the kit to arrange your decorations and plants.
*The kit comes with a plastic spray bottle which we recommend using once a month on the terrarium to keep it fresh.
Creating the lamp
10.Drill a hole in the centre of the metal lid of the mason jar ready to attach the lampshade.
11.Follow the instructions that accompany the lamp kit to construct it. (We used the jar lamp wiring kit for table lamps KIT29 as the plug already comes wired which makes it easier for amateur DIY-ers). For support you can also find guides on YouTube.
*Ensure you do not have the kit plugged in when doing this step and keep away from water.
12.Add the bulb
13.Add a lampshade design of your choice
For more Creative Spaces ideas, please visit www.JeyesFluid.co.uk