Terrariums are beautiful and according to Better Homes and Gardens, are one of the top gardening trends for 2012. But buying them pre-made can get expensive especially if you want more than one.
Creating your own can be a lot less expensive and more fun. All you need is a few basic supplies that you may already have and a few of your favorite plants and you are ready to go. As you’ll see, you can use almost anything to create a pretty and easy diy terrarium. You can find a list of the best plants for terrariums here.
As for the glass part of the terrarium you have a several options:
#1 Buy a glass bell jar terrarium or a pretty glass apothecary jar
#2 Use a regular glass vase or other glass pieces you have on hand
Who would have thought? A cake stand or a teapot as a terrarium. I think I’m gonna start looking around my house… Something else that would make a great terrarium; is a bedside glass and carafe.
#3 Make your terrarium from something recycled
At first glance you wouldn’t know it, but these adorable little guys are made from pickle jars. I would actually also paint the lids to make them look even better. Learn how to make them here.
What a great use for a discarded lantern.
How cute are these? I would actually give them as gifts! They didn’t have a tutorial, but looks like all they did was take an empty soft drink bottle, cut it in half and placed it in a terracotta pot. You can add trinkets (like the heart) or even decorate the bottle tops with paint or craft paper.
I’m already gathering supplies to make my own, come back tomorrow to see what I made.
Check it out here.