Terrarium Build – DIY


Walk into a boutique or nursery in San Francisco & you’ll see terrariums like these priced upwards of $75-$100 (!!!!). However for about $40 & 30 minutes you can build your own. A few weeks ago I built these two, one I gave to my friend for her birthday & the small one I couldn’t resist keeping for myself.  I found these awesome geo terrarium containers at World Market. The containers were the priciest part of this DIY, so if you’re on a budget you can find cheaper options here & here . With the holidays just around the corner this is the perfect DIY gift for anyone on your list!

The items you’ll need:

Steps:

  1. Pour approx 1/2 – 1″ of sand in bottom of container.
  2. Layer large rocks on top of sand.
  3. Next add thin layer of activated charcoal, this helps prevent unwanted smells while watering.
  4. Add approx 1-2″ of soil
  5. Add succulents & air plant(s)
  6. Finally add moss & decorative rocks.

Care: Keep terrarium in indirect sunlight & mist once to twice a week.

Comment below if you build your own!

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