DIY Mini Greenhouse
Terrariums can be used in so many ways to decorate your home, as a centre piece in the dining room, on a desk in the home office or on a console table in the hallway. If you love the idea of having plants in your home without the worry, terrariums are for you!
While large, dome-shaped terrariums are the most popular, the choice is endless: goldfish bowls, kitchen jars, vases, mini greenhouses, pepper grinders, bottles and even light bulbs. Let your creative imagination decide what works best for your home.
A cluster of hanging glass terrariums is an unexpected and lovely addition. Try hanging small glass planters from your patio beams; they look fantastic!
We absolutely love this little terrarium, made with a cake stand! It makes for a perfect centrepiece and goes to show you can have a garden just about anywhere!
Time to DIY!
Moisture-loving, low-growing plants are ideal for terrariums: African violets, baby's tears, silver net plants, ferns, begonias and succulents. Creeping fig is another good choice.
We found this fab DIY from t2, using a clear glass teapot as a terrarium. Genius!
What you need:
- Glass teapot (we used one from the T2 Glass range)
- A small amount of potting mix
- A selection of small succulents & cactus
- First we put a small amount of potting mix in the bottom of the teapot
- You can put some pebbles at the bottom to optimize drainage
- Separate some of the bigger plants and arrange them in central spots in the teapot with spaces for the little plants in between – remember it should look good from all angles
- Lightly press in the roots as you go
- Then fill in the gaps and spaces close to the edges with the small buds
- To finish off, give it a little water, clean any stray dirt off the glass and put the teapot lid on
- With just a little water every so often your new terrarium will be wowing guests over and over!
Etsy.com also offers a wide selection of terrarium supplies and DIY kits.