Thursday, March 28, 2013

DIY: Terrarium

I first came across terrariums on BLDG25 when they did a piece on the URBN company Terrain & have been smitten with them ever since. They are unexpected and quirky, a unique take on the traditional spring flower arrangement. They bring a bit of nature, a bit of green, & are so fun to make. After going a little crazy & making four of these little beauties I decided to share my newest obsession with you lovely people! 


 You will need:
Filter rocks
Activated charcoal
Potting soil
A container of your choice. I love using mason jars because you can see the layers of the terrarium.
Assorted plants

It is important that the plants you choose will thrive in your container.  I chose succulents because they can survive in a dry environment & to be quite honest I have a bad habit of killing plants. The less I have to water them the better. If you choose a closed in jar make sure you choose plants that require a moist environment, as the jar will hold in the moisture.

 Layer the filter rocks at the bottom of your container. I used fish tank rocks.

 Layer a bit of activated charcoal on top of the filter rocks. This will take care of the odor given off by decomposition.

 On top of your rocks & charcoal add a layer of soil.  Make sure you have enough for roots to grow.

 This is my favorite part! Mix & match different plants & colors for a unique & eye-catching arrangement. Helpful hint: if you're working with cacti use kitchen tongs to place it.

There you have it folks, your very own terrarium. Happy planting!

5 comments:

  1. Great DIY! I was actually talking to someone about doing this recently too! Your's is so cute!

    -Jacqui, burgundywhispers.com

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    1. Thanks girl!! I love hese things but i keep managing to kill them! only me

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  2. Hi! :) I´ve nominated you for the Liebster Award, you can check it out here http://cadadia-esdiferente.blogspot.com.es/2013/05/ive-been-nominated.html

    Daphne xx

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  3. Hey Daphne, thank you so much that is so sweet of you!! I am so sorry that I took so long to respond life has been crazy!! I am so glad you enjoy the blog :)

    xCaitlyn

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