DIY: terrarium


Terrariums are the perfect way to have an easy going house plant that provides a mini world of wonder. I love looking inside the terrarium, all closed in, and imagined a teeny tiny world inside with creatures hiding under every leaf. 

Hopefully this how-to for your home inspires you to make something beautiful for yourself or someone you know would adore it. It really isn't hard or expensive. 

I made these as a Mother's Day gift last year. I don't think there is anything better for a mom than the time you can spend with her and a gift that you made. 

So, let's get started...shall we?



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These are the plants I used...




You want plants that will take well to a lot of humidity with the lid on the apothecary jar. When you go to a nursery they can tell you about what plants are best suited for a terrarium as well as the light in the room you plan to have them in. 





And...


Simply add a homemade gift tag like this...


I loved this quote because it was both about growth (like the plants) and about love & beauty. Perfect for Mother's Day no?

All I used for this was a wooden tag, some wash tape, lace packing tape, & color coded dot labels. 


Hopefully this inspires to you to make a terrarium of your own or one for someone you love. If you have any questions please ask! It was super fun to make and my mama loved it!

5 comments:

katie vowels said...

very nice! great idea for mother's day! xo

vanessa (the gal) said...

LOVE! i plan on making Tyler's mom one of these bad boys for Mother's Day, but with succulents! Great DIY Mama!

xo, Vanessa

Cait said...

This is such a great mother's day gift!!! Thank you!
-Cait
www.awayoflifeyoulove.blogspot.com

Kira said...

They are so pretty, great idea!

The Not Quite Military Wife said...

This was such an awesome DIY, cannot wait to try it!