This sweet little terrarium only took a few minutes to create.
I saw the cutest little “pixie plants” while at the local nursery today. Basically mini plants. They will grow, but not much bigger. I already had everything else, which made this project even more fun (and easy). The glass terrarium was bought from World Market a couple of years ago. You can use any empty container (that you probably already have- think an old fish bowl, a glass vase or jar, or an empty decorative lantern).
Making a terrarium is fun and easy
All you need is some dirt, plants, and anything else you may want to decorate it with. I used rocks and moss. The larger your container the more you can take advantage of the visual layering effects. My terrarium has a bottom that sits inside the base, making it harder to see any lower layers- but I’m still thrilled with the results!
You want to make sure you put in plenty of soil in for your roots to grow.
It will need some sun light or artificial light. My plants were all growing inside the store- so I am taking that as a good indication that they should thrive okay sitting on my coffee table.
All you need is some dirt, plants, and anything else you may want to decorate it with. I used rocks and moss. Layer rocks on the bottom to help with drainage (You can also use sand first, then rocks- depends what your going for visually). After the rocks- place activated charcoal onto the rocks (beware- this is dirty). I have activated charcoal, but just skipped this step altogether.
The next layer is dirt, sand, or a mixture of both. It will depend on what you’re planting and how much space you have in your “pot”. Read the card that comes with your plant to see what type of soil it likes . You can add peat moss/moss/rocks/sand, and any knickknacks for the top layer.
Don’t have rock or moss? Feeling extra creative? How about giving your terrarium a theme?
Use sand, seashells, succulants, and mini beach chairs and an umbrella for a beach theme…Or use sand and small cactuses (cacti?!) for a dessert theme. Stores like Micheal’s, Hobby Lobby, and the Dollar Tree sell trinkets, figurines, miniature garden pieces, and other cute items you can use.
Here it is, finished and lovely- not to mention low maintenance!
This terrarium is so relaxing to look at…and adds a pop of life to my coffee table.
How did your terrarium turn out? Post a photo or a link to yours in the comments below! Would love to see it!