In my post this week where I let you all have a sneak peak at our new place I promised to show you how to make a terrarium. Well here is my tutorial on how to make yourself your own terrarium.
Gather your materials. You will need:
- A glass vessel of some kind, we went with a classic round fish tank from the local $2 shop. Ours cost $15.
- Plants. We chose succulents which are known for their robust survival skills. Our local nursery had them for $3 a pot.
- Stones for drainage and decorative purposes, you can buy them at garden supplies stores but we found our stones for free.
- Potting mix.This bag was $4.
- Gardening gloves as its a messy job. Total Cost: $22
Make your drainage layer by adding stones of your choice. Some people add charcoal first as it aids drainage but we have skipped this step as we couldn't find any and have read mixed reports on whether it is really necessary.
Add your potting mix to the desired planting height.
Plant your plants, trying to make it a visually pleasing arrangement. Keep in mind they have more chance at survival if you plant them at the same level in which they were originally planted in their original pot. We also planted a succulent cutting we let dry out for the last month allowing for new roots to appear.
This step is optional, but we decided to decorate the top with a layer of rocks. So there you have it, 5 easy steps to make a terrarium for your house for a total of $22. I remember being fascinated as a kid by my Nana's terrarium, imagining little forest creatures living in the glass box having a fantastic time, its nice to have this little reminder of those times looking pretty in my home. I'm hoping to have more DIY style posts over the coming months, some fashion and some interior themed DIY's as I'm always making and creating but never documenting the process. xoxo