A Few Ways To Add Some Green Indoors

When people used to live in improvised homes, surrounded by nature, there was no need to bring all those natural elements indoors. But today the situation is different. We often find ourselves surrounded by nothing but rigid structures that can only be described as artificial. There are exceptions, of course, but most of the times there’s a struggle to remind us all that we’re a part of nature. So what do we do? We try to bring some of its beauty indoors. Here are some examples of how that can be achieved.

DIY Succulent Pallet Table.

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This, for example, is a very simple but also very beautiful table. The top is made from an wooden pallet. The base comes from a different table. The pallet was taken apartment and the pieces were used to make a nice top. But one portion was left out. This hole in the center was designed to be a planter box. It’s a compartment filled with soil and beautiful succulents that adds a touch of green to the house.

Succulent Wreath.

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If you don’t want to start projects that require much effort or time, there are other ways in which you can add green to your home. For example, you could make a wreath. Wreaths are always great and they can be made from almost anything. This one is made using succulents. It’s an easy project and the wreath is beautiful, full of colors and textures and would look great in the kitchen or anywhere else.{found in bhg}.

Succulent Monogrammed Planter Box.

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You can plant small succulents in almost anything. But if you want to personalize your home’s décor, then you can work with monograms. This, for example, is a monogram planter box. You can hang it on the front door or place it on the mantel. It’s a beautiful decoration and, if you want, you can make a similar one by yourself. You can use wood and an array of medium and small size succulents.{found on etsy}.


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If you want you could make a terrarium for your beautiful plants. You would need a few supplies like a glass container, horticultural charcoal, cactus soil, plants and rocks. There will be a layer of rocks at the bottom that will allow for drainage and air circulation for the roots. Then you should add a second layer of charcoal and then one of cactus soil. Plant the succulents and add the final touches.{found on mstetson}.

Another Terrarium.

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Here’s a different idea for a terrarium and this time it’s one that you don’t even have to water. To make a similar one you would need closed glass vessels such as bell jars, plants, charcoal, sterilized potting mix, pebbles or gravel, stones or moss, a small rake and a shovel, pruners and a spray bottle of water. Create a base layer, add the soil and then the plants. Set the stones and close it up.{found in redbookmag}.

Miniature Tin Garden.

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Miniature gardens are also a simple and fun way of adding a touch of green to your home and of bringing a little piece of nature inside. To make a miniature garden similar to this one you will need tins, scissors, a ruler, florist’s foam, dried moss, a tiny wood strip, three bamboo barbeque sticks, a low temp glue gun, sand, dried flowers, rocks, faux wood contact paper and pliers. Cut out the contact paper and attach it to the planter box. Fill it with sand and rocks. For the flower garden, cut the foam block and fit in inside the tin. Glue the foam down and cover it with moss. Cut the plants and flowers down to size and stick them into the foam.{found on designsponge}.

Succulent Sempervivum Frame.

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There are lots of different ideas to use as inspiration if you want to add some succulent freshness to your home. One of them would be to make a succulent photo frame. You will need a few scraps of chicken wire, a shadowbox-style photo frame, cactus potting soil, moss, a staple gun and gloves. Start by stapling a piece of wire that is a little larger than the frame to its inside part. Layer the moss down on the inside of the frame, right on top of the wire. Add the cactus soil and add the plants.{found on lotb}.

Hanging Succulent Terrariums.

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If you prefer something that’s still simple to make but that has a more emphatic impact, then maybe you would like to take a look at this lovely hanging terrarium. It’s basically just a glass container with an opening on the side. Inside this container you can put some potting soil or, even better, some pebbles and add a plant. It will be something nice to look at and you’ll be able to analyze it from all angles.{found on casasugar}.

Display Orchids in Terrariums.

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Orchids are among the most beautiful flowers you could use for your interior décor. They are also very easy to maintain and take care of. And since they’re so beautiful, you’ll probably want to display them in something beautiful as well. Maybe a glass terrarium would be a good idea. It’s a clean and good-looking display that will also keep your orchids fresh and happy. It will only take you around 20 minutes or less to transfer the orchid from your old planter to the glass terrarium.{found on casasugar}.