Around this time of year, I long for green and growing things.
For some reason, it always seems like, in our neck of the woods, Boston’s South Shore, always gets hit with a million snowstorms, nor’easters and blizzards back to back.
That’s what seems to be happening right now. We just had a blizzard on Thursday, more snow this weekend and another storm is coming through right now. I love having my kids home for snow days, but we’re starting to go a bit stir crazy and the house is becoming a total disaster. Since we’re stuck inside I thought it would be fun to share our DIY Terrariums. They are making me so happy despite all the snow. Here’s how to make your own (it’s easier than you think!):
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- Glass Jars, Cloches or Vases
- Assorted shade loving plants and succulents
- Moss (optional)
The last time we were at Ikea I found some mouth blown glass. I love how delicate it is and it’s perfect for long branches or long flowers. I always think long white tulips or peonies look so classy on a coffee table or dining table. The mouth blown glass was $9.99 and the other vase was $3.99. I also really like the terrarium selection at Terrain and World Market if you’re looking for some more options.
Well, I just couldn’t resist picking these up and I thought they’d be perfect to make our terrariums.
Step 1 – Wash your glass vases and jars and make sure they’re nice and clean. Fill with small rocks for drainage. These are from Ikea, I already had them.
Step 2 – Add soil on top of your rocks, enough to plant your succulents and other plants.
Step 3 – Select which plants you’d like to pair together. We found our plants at The Christmas Tree shop and they were $2.50 each. Amazon has a wonderful selection of succulents but I’m sure you can pick up something from the supermarket or the local garden center. John and I went a little crazy and got too many to fit in our terrariums.
I told you I’m craving green right now! Ha! Ha!
See how pretty all the different colors look? I gave these a good water and now give them a spritz every day 😉
It’s really cheered our coffee table up! Oh, gosh, I still need to paint it like I told you in this post, but haven’t gotten to it yet. Maybe the next snow storm 😉
Oh, and don’t worry about those extra plants. They found a home. I planted both in some vintage terra cotta pots. Under that one is a little Ironstone spoon rest I found at Goodies in Scituate Harbor. I’m currently “on the hunt” for all things Ironstone.
The cloche behind was from Michaels last year, but this one is similar.
I love how full of life our coffee table is now.
It’s also offering me a little Zen with the kids home from school 😉
Do you think you’ll try and make some for your home? Please let me know if you do!
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