How to Grow a Crystal Garden

Put a sparkle in your decor with this easy-to-grow crystal garden.

You will need

  • Several charcoal briquette pieces
  • A wide
  • deep soup bowl
  • A mixing bowl
  • 2 tbsp. bluing
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. ammonia
  • A bowl
  • Food coloring

Step 1 Rinse the charcoal Rinse the charcoal briquettes. Leave it damp, but not soaking.

Step 2 Put the charcoal in the container Arrange the charcoal in the bottom of the soup bowl.

Step 3 Mix the ingredients Mix the bluing, water, salt, and ammonia together in a separate bowl.

Step 4 Pour mixture on the charcoal Saturate the charcoal by pouring the mixture of over it.

Step 5 Sprinkle food coloring Gently sprinkle drops of food coloring over the coals.

Step 6 Set the mixture aside Set the mixture aside where it will not be disturbed.

Step 7 Check on the mixture Check on your mixture after a day or two and you will see the beginnings of beautiful and shimmering crystals.