Make your own beautiful terrarium – 10 inspiring ideas

A terrarium is the perfect accent piece when you want to add a natural touch to your interior décor. Terrariums are small enough to sit on a desk or table and this makes them perfect for living rooms as well as for home offices. They stimulate a dry habitat and you can use pebbles, soil and all sorts of other natural elements to make it look beautiful. Many kinds of plants are suitable for these habitats so decorating them is also quite easy.

Faux terrarium.

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If you’d like to have a terrarium but without having to take care of the plants or animals inside it, you can try making a faux one. For example, you could take an old lantern or a jar and decorate with faux moss, pinecones and a wooden mushroom. It doesn’t need water or light.{found on elisamclaughlin}.

Tabletop Water Garden.

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Of course, living terrariums are more beautiful. Here’s how you can make a simple one for your coffee table. You need a glass container such as a bowl, water plants, plastic pots, rocks, potting soil, charcoal bits and water. Decorate the container as you wish and enjoy your tiny garden.{found on radmegan}.

Simple terrarium.

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Tabletop terrariums are easy to maintain and they’ve become very popular lately. Making one is also very easy. For example, these ones were made using glass containers, palm & cactus mix, decorative rocks and many lovely succulents and cacti.{found on site}.

Glass coffee cup.

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If you want, you can also make a tiny terrarium, big enough to fit on a tiny table or mantle. You can use a glass cup or a small container and fill it with gravel, dirt, moss, twigs and little plants. Make sure you water it constantly so it doesn’t lose its color and freshness.

More ideas.

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These terrariums are absolutely gorgeous. The great news is that you can make something similar without much effort. You’ll need clear containers, plants, potting soil, charcoal and stones. You can also use moss and other decorations. Use containers that have unusual or dramatic shapes and try to think out of the box.{found on bostoninteriors}.

Mason jar terrarium.

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Making a terrarium can be a very fun activity and you can make it a family moment for you and your kid. You could make a terrarium in a jar or any other glass container. Make sure it’s clean and dry and then start adding the layers of soil, pebbles and anything else you want to use.{found on parentpretty}.

Happy terrarium.

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Add a fun touch to your little terrarium with tiny figurines. In a jar or container, first put a layer of rocks, then add the charcoal, dirt, grass and your miniature toys. Try to create a fun scene by gluing together tiny figurines on a faux rock. Add a few more plants and you’re done.{found on chickypea}.

Hanging terrarium.

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Terrariums don’t necessarily have to sit on the table. This one, for example, can be mounted on the wall. To make it you need a glass globe, sand, charcoal, potting soil, moss, bark, shells, stones, small plants and succulents and a hook.{found on site}.

Decorate with a terrarium.

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To make a terrarium like the ones in the pictures you first have to fill the glass container with rocks to create the drainage system. Then add some soil and dig a little hole when you’re done. Then take your succulents and transplant them into the hole. Put some more soil on top and sprinkle some water. Add moss as well if you want.{found on kristineldridge}.

“Le Parfait” Terrarium.

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And here’s another nice example of a tiny jar terrarium. You can basically choose any type of jar you want but the thinner the glass the better because you’ll be able to admire the things inside more easily. You can use plants and succulents from your own garden and simply transfer them inside.{found on instagram}.