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Making your own terrariums.

July 22, 2010
Terrariums make for delightful home decor, are easy to make and fun to grow. These tiny little eco-systems are practically self sufficient and are very inexpensive to make. Here’s a simple how to on getting your own terrarium started.
this morning i made terrariums., originally uploaded by abchao.

First you’ll need to gather a few supplies. You’ll need:
A glass container with a lid
Damp potting soil
Activated charcoal
Small stones or pebbles
Moss and other small plants such as ferns
Tiny decorative items you wish to include

To create your terrarium start with a clean, dry glass container. Layer your stones along the bottom of the jar so they are about 1 inch thick. Follow with a thin layer of charcoal, then add a layer of potting soil over the charcoal. The soil should take reach about 1/4 the height of the jar. Plant the moss and other plants in the soil. You may need to use chop sticks to help you arrange the plants. Finally, add any decorations you’d like to the terrarium to personalize it and then close the lid. Occasionally spritz your terrarium with water to keep the soil moist to the touch. Take care not to over water. Enjoy your new creation!


  • blogbytina.com

    April 22, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    what a cute idea! This is a great one for kids

  • SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime

    June 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop. Your posts on foot scrub, how to make a soap,laundry detergent, homemade cleaners, salt scrub, dill pickles, bath soak, herbal salve, and chalkboard paint ideas totally rock! Please keep them coming 🙂

  • Anonymous

    November 28, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    any ideas as to where i would be able to find the moss and fern? lowe’s has giant ferns, but nothing that would be small enough for this type of project.

  • Rebecca (Soap Deli News Blog)

    November 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I am able to purchase ferns and moss seasonally at my farmer’s market from visiting nurseries.

  • Anonymous

    April 1, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Wondering where you purchased the cute mushrooms.

  • Zoe

    June 29, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Hey I Love those little mushrooms where did you get them?

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