Thursday, May 2, 2013

made at home: terrariums

   Terrariums are a great way to add some greenery around any space. For the ones I created, I planted one plant in each, but there are usually many in each (that is all that would fit in the vases I used). I love the feel of a "table-top garden" and they are extremely reasonable and easy to make. 

Items you will need:

  • A glass jar/vase (or whichever you have on hand)
  • Cactus soil, or regular potting soil mixed with a little sand
  • Spanish moss
  • Rocks/pebbles, or recycled glass pieces
  • A small succulent plant (or a various amount of them, I used one) 
  • A gardening shovel

First, add a thin layer of rocks on the bottom of the container and add an even smaller layer of moss surrounding the rocks. Then, with the gardening shovel, add the soil to about half-full in the container. Take the plant and loosen the roots, then shake off extra soil.  

   This is my first season to actually have plants of my own. Before I moved into my house, my cats were kittens (in which they would either destroy or eat the plants... I tried)  and there was no "outside area" for me to plant or have pots. I decided to create little terrariums for myself, and also as a gift for my Dad's birthday (which is today! happy birthday!). Mine looks perfect on my kitchen table, and they are my favorite because I do not need to remember to water them daily. I hope everyone enjoyed this tutorial! 


  1. Happy birthday to your dad! This is a really sweet idea, I definitely want to try it when we move into our own place (sharing with another couple at the moment so it's not really 'ours'). Great tutorial :)

  2. They're so beautiful! ^_^ Such an awesome idea! The one with the dinosaurs kicks ass :D

  3. You are so cute dear! This is so great inspiration!

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  4. my son would love this activity & it would make for some creative decor!
    lovely idea and i love the first photo with the cat. perfect timing



  5. those terrariums look amazing!!! i must do such on my own too!

  6. Those are so, so cool! They would definitely be fun to have around the home!

  7. Haha I love the dinosaurs in there, just perfect!



  8. I love terrariums and found this a helpful post!


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