Terrariums make great accents pieces, and allow you to upcycle cool glassware!
When making a Terrarium you can go very minimalist and create a peaceful moss garden, or be a little more bold and make a miniature forest with tiny dinosaur figures!
The secret is finding a good enclosure for the terrarium, it can be sealed completely or it can have an opening, this will determine how much moisture it holds. Old coffee maker containers, mason jars, round candy jars or even plastic jugs work great in some cases.
Once you decide on the container, clean as best as you can so the glass or plastic is not dirty or cloudy. The cleaner and neater your terrarium is the nicer it will look once it starts growing.
On the first layer of the terrarium it is advisable to add some gravel or pebbles, that will allow for some drainage.
Then you can add one or two layers of sand, followed by some potting mix and finally the vegetation you want to add to your terrarium.
Rocks and in some cases figures will work as accents of the finished look you want to give it.
Buy putting several terrariums together you can create a theme. You can use a coffee table near a light source to display them.
This are great projects to do for yourself or as gifts. Look around and save those cool jars, glasses, bottles and even light bulbs to create your next miniature gardens.
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