Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How To: DIY Indoor Terrarium

Confession: I am terrified of frogs. Extremely. And because of this, even though I adore flowers and plants, I can't bring myself to garden in a real garden. I'm always scared that there might be my archenemy lurking inside the bushes and ready to jump on me at any moment. See - it's already giving me goosebumps just thinking about it.

So.

Instead of going outdoors to garden, I'm bringing my garden indoors in the form of terrariums. Yay! I've been wanting to do this for so long now and it's only now that I got myself to do it - finally. Happy I did it and now I'm hooked! This idea has been around for a long time already but it plateaued   sometime in the 90's and it is now making a fabulous comeback! Now, this is my first attempt in doing this - so don't judge! There are a lot of terrarium ideas circling around the net and I can't wait to get my hands on those designs! Anyways, without further ado, I present to you how I did my lovely indoor garden.



What you need:

Let's get started!


So first, get your rocks or pebbles and place them at the bottom of your glass cylinder. This method will serve as the drainage so it's important that you do this.


Next, you add the charcoal. This is to keep your terrarium from smelling funky. The soil and the moisture from watering your plants can create a humid environment for the terrarium and this can be a little smelly.


Then add the pebbles. These are small coloured stones that I got from a garden shop.


Add your soil. You need to put a height with this because you want to make sure that your plant/s have enough living space.



Add your plants. Then top it with your coloured stones and your good to go!


Isn't it pretty? 


If you want to work with sand, you can do that too. Just do the same layering with the rocks, charcoal and soil, plant your succulent and top it off with store-bought sand!




VOILA!


Place it anywhere except under direct sunlight, water it once a week, leave it at peace and admire. This can seriously update your room or work space plus it really has a calming effect. 



That's it. I hope you enjoyed! I'll post more terrarium updates soon as I pan to do this a lot! Send me a shoutout if you have comments or suggestions, I'd love to hear from you! See you guys next time and stay safe!











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