How to Make a DIY Terrarium

I had been meaning to make a terrarium for a while now, but I finally got to it last week. I put together a post about the process for west elm, using their tall glass jar.

The full instructions and list of materials needed can be found at west elm’s blog, Front & Main. I also talked about how to care for your terrarium, and what I would have done differently.

You could simplify the process by choosing a smaller container and just placing moss inside (like this one) with a few interesting rocks or objects. Of course, you could make it more complex too, by choosing an extra wide vessel and combining more plants of different sizes and textures.

I’d love to try a succulent terrarium next time, switching out the rich potting soil for a sandier blend, and using an open-air container. I think it would be fun to gather some HO scale model items to make a little scene, too. I do have a special fondness for miniatures, after all.

73 Responses to “How to Make a DIY Terrarium”

  1. Yvonne Osborne August 16, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    The use of semi-precious stones is so creative! I’m going to have to copy that next time!

Trackbacks/Pingbacks:

  1. Links Loved • Pugly Pixel Blog - April 13, 2013

    […] diy terrarium […]

  2. Links Loved • Pugly Pixel - April 16, 2013

    […] diy terrarium […]

  3. Terrariums: The Perfect Condo Plants | Domicile Blog - April 24, 2013

    […] We loved this one from Making It Lovely blog. Here’s a close-up shot: […]

  4. DIY Terrariums – DIY and Tutorial Links | Rags to Couture - June 2, 2013

    […] Terrarium with added accessories for a splash of color from Making it Lovely. […]

  5. Terrarium {diy} | PLUMETIS, le blog - October 3, 2013

    […] A. HOW TO MAKE A DIY TERRARIUM // MAKING IT LOVELY […]

  6. 5 DIYs para intentar este fin de semana | Cosas Molonas | Blog de Inspiración & DIY | - October 12, 2013

    […] Brazalete con motivos plateados / 2. Monederos de piel sintética / 3.  Calabazas pintadas / 4. Cómo hacer un terrarium / 5. Varitas de nube de […]

  7. A terrarium DIY! | ChantillySalt Blog - November 18, 2013

    […] useful links that I should have used if I wasn’t that lazy… http://makingitlovely.com/2012/04/17/diy-terrarium/ (They have lovely photos and large terrariums!) […]

  8. Bergeron Terrace – Terrariums: The Perfect Small Space Plants - December 12, 2013

    […] We loved this one from Making It Lovely blog. Here’s a close-up shot: […]

  9. Succulent and Terrarium Love - Design, Love & Inspiration - February 20, 2014

    […] Her second titled, how to make a DIY terrarium is here. […]

  10. Wednesday “Wows” | Curly Deviants - April 9, 2014

    […] Spring makes me want to plant things! This is […]

  11. Terrarium Lovin | nikkieve - April 18, 2014

    […] From Making it Lovely […]

Leave a Reply:

Gravatar Image