DIY; Glass Terrariums

June 15, 2013

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I absolutely love the look of little cacti and succulents however living in Maine (in the summer) and Boston (the rest of the year) having a lovely outdoor rock garden full of them just doesn't work for me. In comes a glass terrarium full of white marble rocks, soil, succulents and cacti.

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Glass Container (of any size and shape. I originally wanted tall cylindrical ones
but my cactus and succulents were too wide. I purchased mine at Micheal's)
White Marble Rocks (or any rocks really! I purchased mine at Home Depot)
An assortments of Cactus and Succulents (also Home Depot)

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-At the bottom of the Glass Container (Jar, Bowl, whatever suits you) place a layer of rocks.

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-Because of the shape of my glass, once the dirt is in, the rocks will not be visible, and not only are they there for drainage purposes, but they have asthetic qualities as well. So, I built up a single layer of rocks on the sides of the terrarium.

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-Fill up to the top of the rocks with soil.

-Add more soil creating channels for your plants.

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-Take your plants out of their origional plastic containters and place them in the soil.

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-Fill in and aroudn the plants with more soil.

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-Embellish with rocks and other decorations and you are done!

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I made two. One for my self, and one for my best friend and roommate for her birthday.
These make a great gift as well as a great way to liven up an interior and make it have a more natural zen vibe.

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  1. So cute. I really want to make my own terrariums, these are really cool!


  2. I love the look of terrariums! I wish I had the space in my tiny apartment for dozens of them!

  3. What a great idea! Thanks for the detailed instructions and photos, I'll definitely have to try this :)

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  5. this is phenomenal! i've wanted one for ages! pinned!

    xoxo from nyc &

  6. I really think you're amazing

  7. how do you make those beautiful images?
    xoxox OYT

  8. What a great diy! I love terrariums!

  9. This is crazy! I have been eyeing those kinds of terrariums on Etsy these past weeks. I REALLY want one! I was trying to convince my boyfriend into getting me one but for some reason he doesn't think they're cute, and therefore, he doesn't want to buy it... It doesn't make sense because it's for me, but men are very unreasonable people...

  10. Such a good idea- I love these. Thanks for sharing! xx

  11. Oh my! These are lovely! I am really digging your blog! :)


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