Monday, March 25, 2013

DIY: Terrarium

The husband and I live entirely too close to West Elm.  I like to walk through there on the weekends and look at all the nice, new things.  We have a few pieces from there in our home.  If I could completely furnish our home with items from West Elm, I would.  However, our budget does not allow for that.  One of the things I've been seeing for a few months in the store are terrariums.  You can purchase one all put together in a beautiful glass terrarium for a pretty penny.  I really wanted one.  So, instead of splurging on a $100 terrarium from West Elm, the husband and I decided to make our own.

We have several apothecary jars that we purchased for the candy bar for our wedding.  I'm so glad I've held onto them.  We did a bigger version with succulents in a chubby apothecary jar, but as usual I didn't take a single picture.  So, we decided to give our cactus a better home in one of our tall, cylindrical apothecary jars.  As you can imagine, they are pretty easy to do.

First: Gather everything you will need.  We used potting soil, a cactus, an apothecary jar and rocks (not shown).  You can also add moss, sand, etc.


Next: Pour the soil into the apothecary jar.

Make a hole in the soil and 'plant' your cactus.  We used a spoon to cover the cactus adequately.

Add the rocks.

Add water.

Tada!

Easy peasy, yes?  Below is the one we made with succulents.


Linking up with Molly.  Have a great day!

15 comments:

  1. How big is the one with succulents? That is so neat, I bet I would like this place, the West Elm. Maybe my hubby and I can come see this spring or summer before it gets to hot.

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    1. Oh I don't know... Haha. I will measure it and let you know. West Elm is awesome. You will spend all your money there.

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    2. Who said I had money to take with us. I thought we were taking that new clutch (or what ever that purse was called) that you bought in Lubbock a couple of weeks ago with your wallet and stuff.LOL

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  3. Awesome! My boyfriend and I have been looking to add some green to our apartment... I might have to think about making a terrarium. Found you via #yolomonday!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Kara. It's really easy to do and so far is pretty low maintenance.

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  4. That's a great project to do with the family. I would make this for my guest room...low maintenance!


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    1. Yes, I'm sure the kiddos would love to help. Thanks for stopping by, Karen.

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