You can make yourself one of these beautiful terrariums in less than an hour and for around $20! A terrarium is not only beautiful enough to give as a thank you gift but is also great for centerpieces and reception decor.
Here is a list of things you need to get started: -A clear glass container -Gravel, stones, small rocks -Activated charcoal. -Plants -Sterile potting mix
Chose your glass container. Closed top containers are good for ferns and moss plants.
Next, add stones or gravel to the bottom of the terrarium. This is the drainage material, it will create a little reservoir for excess water and keep it away from the roots of your plants.
Spoon 1/4 to 1/2 inch of activated charcoal over the top of the stones. This will help with any odors in the bowl and also helps with drainage.
Now add your soil. Be sure to add enough for the roots of the new plants to live in as well as leaving enough space above for the plant to show itself off.
And add the plant material! .
Once everything is planted, mist your plants with a spray bottle. This will clean off any dirt and settle it in with a fresh drink. DON’T OVER WATER! Just a little moisture inside a closed lid terrarium is all you need. An open top terrarium will need more watering attention but still, the plant material is pretty desert oriented so water only once or twice a month.
Adding little decorative elements are a great way to enhance your plants! Sea shells, sculptures, marbles… anything!