Sometimes all a room needs is a little bit of green; although when it comes to plants, I do have a habit of killing them. I’ve had a couple of cacti before and my mum has always had to revive them – sometimes so much so they start growing to 5x their original size-. However, over the last couple of years, terrariums have been on the rise and I’ve always loved the idea of having one so I thought I’d go ahead and make my own! I’ve made sure to photograph everything and i’ve also done a step by step guide on how to make your own DIY terrarium so you guys can make your own at home!
After looking around for that perfect terrarium, I spotted this gorgeous Gold Pyramid Terrarium over at Sass and Belle. Of course, you could also use a fishbowl or any another style of terrarium however I was just in love with the gold and how beautiful it is for my instagram photos!
As for the ingredients to make a terrarium, they were a little harder to source. Most pre-made terrarium kits came up around £30-50 which I thought was a little expensive seeing as the actual terrarium doesn’t come with the kit. I managed to find a shop on Etsy called UKTerrariums that sells affordable good quality kits with everything you would need in – perfect if you don’t have the money to invest in full-sized versions of everything or perhaps you don’t want a bag of compost sitting around-. So now onto how to make your own little terrarium at home!
Feel free to decorate your plant with anything you’s like – make sure it’s safe for your terrarium, for example, sticks from your garden need to be cleaned and sterilised to make sure there aren’t any bugs or bacteria that could cause damage to your plant.
Lightly water your terrarium every two weeks roughly – I suggest putting water into a travel spray bottle, this way the plant doesn’t get over saturated. If you see mould, rot or dead leaves make sure to remove them. You may need to trim your plant if it looks too long or is getting too big just trim down excess stems and leaves and lastly keep your terrarium away from direct sunlight and where it’s sheltered from cold, wind etc.