Miniature Terrarium DIY

Miniature Terrarium DIY

I recently received a lovely Miniature Terrarium DIY book in the mail the other day from Tuttle Publishing. When I paged through it, I knew that Allie, my daughter, and I had to try it. Personally, I am obsessed with plants and tiny plants in tiny containers get me even more excited!

Miniature Terrarium DIY

Miniature Terrariums gave us lots of ideas and the basic steps for how to make these terrariums.  The book includes a broad range of ideas and materials to alter your look and planting environment depending on what you have available. And, of course, going shopping for the little plants made me super happy!

Miniature Terrarium DIY

The process was a little messy, but nothing a broom couldn’t clean up and Allie and I had so much fun doing it together.

Miniature Terrarium DIY

Here they are on my mantle. I’ve since painted the brick white, which excites me to no end.  Note, if you aren’t buying succulents, you need to keep on top of the watering a bit.

Miniature Terrarium DIY

I thought about hanging them from the ceiling, but I kind of like having them close enough to look into regularly.

Miniature Terrarium DIY

Everything is so miniature and sweet!  For those of you with black thumbs, it’s easy enough to remove a dead plant and replace it with a new one.

Miniature Terrarium DIY

Miniature Terrarium DIY

Materials (note that some of the following are affiliate links)

6″ glass globe terrarium containers
Activated charcoal
Miniature river rock pebbles
Soil
3 plants per terrarium

Miniature Terrarium DIY

:: Add a small layer of pebbles at the base of a 6″ container and cover them with a layer of activated charcoal.

Miniature Terrarium DIY

:: Cover the charcoal layer with another layer of pebbles for drainage.

Miniature Terrarium DIY

:: Cover those pebbles with a layer of potting soil (or succulent soil if you are planting succulents and cacti)

Miniature Terrarium DIY

:: Unpot each small plant breaking up their root ball and place in the terrarium

Miniature Terrarium DIY

:: As you plant, arrange the largest height plants in the back, with the shortest up front.

Miniature Terrarium DIY

And before you know it, they’re done. I added a little moss to the front of one of them to add some additional green. I hope you love your new miniature terrarium DIY. We’re so excited about ours.

 

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