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DIY: Terrarium

Are you longing for Spring green but your backyard is full of snow and mud? Then get some interior green going with an easy-to-make terrarium. (Thanks to Grumpalita for the great photos of her terrariums!)



Supplies

  • Glass jars with lids. You can find these at thrift stores for hardly any money at all.
  • gravel
  • rich potting soil
  • small, shade-loving plants such as fern, moss, viola, or hosta
  • spray bottle filled with water

To find out how to make your terrarium, read more

Here are the steps:

  • Put an inch or two of gravel into any sort of clear glass container.
  • Add potting soil halfway up the container. You can use a funnel to keep the soil from marring the glass.
  • Plant flowers and plants such as small ferns, mosses, hosta, violets, or other low-light plants in your terrarium.
  • Add decorative rocks, glass, or other fun items (I think one or two vintage children's toys look great in these.)
  • Mist the plants with a your spray bottle.
  • Cover the terrarium with the lid. Note: You can use a clear glass bowl for a lid as well.
  • Keep the terrarium in indirect light, and water it only when beads of moisture no longer form on the glass.

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