Terrariums!!! We needed something short on the mantle and I've been trying to bring more green into our home. They were the perfect solution for a Spring Mantel!
Here's the story on how to make them for yourself
1) Go get all this stuff
-charcoal (to help with drainage, I got it from the pet store)
-small plants that don't need a lot of water
-soil (I used a well draining soil that is mixed with sand)
So that picture of all the things you'll need is cute, right? It all ends up looking like this
And you'll never believe where I got a lot of my plants...
The succulents are good for the open containers. The ferns and mosses do well in the covered containers.
2) Now start layering (from the bottom to top):
Pay close attention to how your layers look from the outside of the glass.
You kind of have to make a hole in the center of the soil layer to get your plant's roots in there.
Here are a few of the individual terrariums
3) Water your plants next to never!
The moss in the open containers needs a little extra care in keeping them moist, but the succulents are so low maintenance! The closed containers really hold in moisture so they rarely need water. When I do water any of these plants, it's just a tiny bit until the soil is moistened.
Seriously, I have a pinterest board titled "I kill plants". It's that bad (usually) yet everything is still alive so far!
This tutorial from Apartment Therapy was a huge help to me, as was this one from the Fern and Mossery.
Thanks so much for stopping by!