DIY Terrarium



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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

You can get the empty jars here and here. I’ve also seen them at Home Goods for around $10.

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apothecary jar terraniums

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#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.

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#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.

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I love anything made with recycled light bulbs, everything looks so pretty inside the glass.  Check out the incredibly detailed tutorial here.

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What a great use for a discarded lantern.

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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.

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I’m already gathering supplies to make my own, come back tomorrow to see what I made.

Check it out here.

 


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  1. Thanks for this post…now is the perfect time to work on some of these since we are inside for winter, (tho we are having extremely warm weather and I am headed out to enjoy it soon!) I love them! have been collecting containers for some time just for the purpose and bought quite a number of the apothecary type ones for just 19* and 29*….$10 would buy a slew of those!-thanks for the reminder and the neat pics! (Since it isn’t really garage sale time here: thrift, second-hand stores are great places to find these very ‘cheap!’ and recycling drop offs. Ask friends to recycle those jars for you! FREE is best!)