DIY Terrarium.

March 19, 2013


Today I am going to show you how to make a cute little terrarium all by yourself! I wanted to do this on the lowest cost so a couple of things were found outside and may be right in your back yard (or if you take a little walk in the woods like I did).

You will need:



Me and my step dad were able to get the moss and rocks/gravel from scavenging around, we already had a bag of cactus potting soil and 2 glass containers. The potting soil can be easily be found at any gardening centre, and the glass containers were found at the dollar store and Chapters book store (weird). Then the plants and charcoal were found at Walmart, the charcoal is in the aquarium section because it is used for the filter.


Procedure:


1. Put a thick layer of gravel along the bottom of the container (to act as a filtering system for the water)
2. I then put a layer of bigger sized rocks but they ended up not showing through the sides of the container... :(
3. Now you will put a thin layer of charcoal over top of the rocks to prevent mold and rotting from happening
4. Add as much soil as you would like, I do recommend a lot because then it is easier to plant your cacti
5. Plant your cacti and succulents making sure to pack down the soil surrounding it
6. The moss can now fill in all of the extra space
7. Throw in a bit of rocks and maybe a panda bear and you're done!

Make sure to keep your new terrarium in bright sunlight and let the soil completely dry between watering (may takes days, weeks... depends on your specific terrarium)

I took a few photos today so I shall insert them.... now!










Thank you so much for reading, if you're going to make a terrarium please let me know in the comments it would make me very happy knowing that I inspired someone else to bring a little plant life into their home.

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24 comments

  1. they are so cute! and those photos are so pretty, where were they taken looks gorgeous there!xx

    beautyandbitss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! In the okanagan where I live :)

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  2. so cute! i've been looking to make a terranium for a while so this may have been the push i needed ;)
    lauren @ in between idols.

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  3. This is sooooo cute ! I love it so much !

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  4. This is so cool! I want to do one! You're photographs are lovely too.

    p.s Thankyou for the kind comment on my blog!

    http://sendsallycinnamon.blogspot.co.uk

    Amy xx

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  5. Amazing! Great photos too :) x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Have you ever read a kid's book called Milly Molly Mandy? There's this chapter where she designs a miniature garden for a local fayre, and it's the cutest thing ever, I've been obsessed with then ever since! Great post xoxo

    http://thepersephonecomplex.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. No I haven't! Guess i'll have to check it out :)

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  7. Aww this is soooo cute! I love it

    now following :)

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  8. nice blog , dear

    I have Follow u ,and thanks for commenting n do follow back

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  9. Terrariums are so much fun, yours came out really nice! Wonderful photographs too.

    tulip-agate.blogspot.com

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  10. Aww these are soo cute! I want to do one! Beautiful photos by the way.
    - thesatchelgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You should, it is so fun to do!
      Thank you :) xx

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  11. I've been meaning to do one of these for so long! Need to get the motivation soon x

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    1. I guess this could be your motivation? :)

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  12. Love this post! I mean, who doesn't love a terrarium! Thanks for the "how to".

    Hope you can check out my little corner of the internet. I blog with my sister over at http://scottsisterstyle.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

    ~sydney
    http://scottsisterstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. I know! Its like a little mini forest in a jar! No problem :)

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