Hello! Welcome back to another DIY. This week I decided to look into how to make a terrarium. A terrarium, for those who don’t know, is a kind of tank for plants. Think aquarium, but instead of a glass tank being filled with water and fish, the tank is filled with pebbles, soil, and plants.
This is an easy and quick DIY with a positive impact. Having live plants and something to take care of helps you feel better and more productive. Plus, terrariums are a cheerful addition to any room in your apartment/house.
Here is the step-by-step process of making your own terrarium!
The first step is to buy and gather materials. You’ll need a glass container, some small rocks and pebbles, planting soil, and plants. Glass terrariums are sold at most home decorating and craft stores, but you can also find some nice ones at Target and online. The rocks, pebbles, and soil can be found outside and at home improvement stores. Small cacti and succulents do best in terrariums. Really any plant that doesn’t need much water will survive in a terrarium.
The next step is to put everything in the terrarium. The rocks make the base layer, with the soil composing the second one. You can then arrange the plants however you like, making sure that their roots are secure in the soil. The last step is sprinkling the pebbles on the surface of the soil’s surface in the space not occupied by the plants.
The final step is simply to maintain it! Do some research on how much water and sunlight the plants you selected need and make sure to accommodate. Usually succulents only need water every one to two weeks, so they are pretty low maintenance.
You can also add little figures or small toys to add some uniqueness and whimsy to your terrarium!
Here are some examples, courtesy of the talented people who post on Pinterest, to give you some inspiration. You can also get more detailed step-by-step instructions on how to make your own terrarium here!
I hope you have a great rest of your week!