DIY How to make your own Terrarium*

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.

Looking after your terrarium

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.


Let me know if you make your own terrarium by leaving a comment or tagging me in your pictures on twitter!

Anna xo

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26 responses to “DIY How to make your own Terrarium*”

  1. My room is filled with plants- but I never knew how to make a terrarium! Will definitley be giving this a go they look so pretty!
    Robyn //

  2. alice-tilly says:

    I saw the gorgeous Terrarium on Sass & Belle website and wanted to have go… but had no idea where to begin! They look so cute I’ll definitely give it a go now!

    Alice-Tilly |

    • FarewellMay says:

      Definitely! I have to say the hardest part is finding all the ingredients like soil and charcoal etc but UKTerrariums do great ones! x

  3. Abbeylouisarose says:

    This is such an amazing DIY girl, and your photography is utterly fab ? Sass and Belle stock such cute stuff too, if I recreate this I’ll definitely stop by their shop for a browse!

    Abbey ✨

  4. They’re all so pretty! Definitely considering on making one after reading this post! x

    Kayla |

  5. I always think terrariums look so pretty so might have to give this a go! Lovely post x

  6. ohh this is so cute, I think ill have to give a try! xox

  7. Soph xoxo says:

    Such a cute and fun idea!! going to have to try it out soon


  8. alice says:

    This looks fab, really professional looking! Nice job!

  9. Ah I’m gonna save this post! Amazing! Thinking about making some of these for Christmas!

  10. I’ve always wanted to make one of these! They just look amazing and looks rather simple to create 🙂

    Kayleigh |

  11. possiblysami says:

    ooooh my god I love this post so much! so creative and they look so amazing and tumblr! I will definitely try this out! x

  12. HettyAshAsiabee (@HettyAsia) says:

    oh wow thanks for sharing

  13. ashlexyz says:

    I’ve made a few of my own terrariums and I absolutely love them! Yours look adorable!


  14. Lily says:

    Oh my this is beautiful! Definitely going to make one myself x

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