Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday DIY: Five DIY Terrariums

Hello and welcome to another edition of Friday DIY!  This week's DIY is all about terrariums.  My sister-in-law has made a ton of terrariums and they are sweet little works of art.  Warning:  she tells me that making terrariums can be addictive.

One of the funnest parts of making a terrarium (for me, at least) is finding the glass container.  Thrift stores, garage sales, lightbulbs, etc. can all provide great glass containers for a unique indoor garden.

Making a terrarium won't take long once you have gathered your supplies.  You could easily make one or two or three this weekend.  They make great gifts because they are easy to take care of.  And, terrariums are a great kids craft!

I found an amazing terrarium round-up on Apartment Therapy.  (By the way, if you aren't following Apartment Therapy, you need to go there right now and fix that! A word of warning, though: there are probably ten new posts a day so it's difficult to keep up with.  The stuff they post is really good, though!)

This tutorial includes an extra step that most of the other DIYs out there skip.  You can easily made a moss barrier using dried moss between the rocks (drainage) and soil in your terrarium.

This is an easy-to-follow tutorial on Hipster Home.  The only change to this I would want to make is that I don't like the look of the silicone tabs on the bottom.  Something has to stabilize the terrarium but maybe it could be a stack of washers instead?  I think it would look better.

This blog post has so many beautiful pictures of plants to inspire you!

This last DIY has some tips about choosing your containers.

For me, finding the right container is the funnest part of the process!  I love hunting around thrift stores and garage sales looking for something unique and functional.

Have a great time making your terrarium!  I'd love to see you finished product.  Post a link in the comments of this post!  Happy Friday!


  1. thanks, great info! I've always wanted to make these.

  2. I hope you make some! They are really fun and easy to take care of.


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