Over the weekend during our outing at Terrain I was searching for something to pick up as a little memento. While I loved everything there I didn’t need anything so, I had pretty much decided that I would just be leaving with my memories. My sweet husband had other plans. He found an orange plant that reminded him of me and off he went picking up plants to make me a little terrarium at home. Isn’t that just the sweetest!
Over a year ago we had picked up a vintage fish tank that was really sturdy with chrome framing throughout. We both loved it, but never had a use for it. In seeing all of the terrariums at Terrain, we got inspired, and knew right away that we had the perfect vessel for our own set up at home.
We first did a layer of river rocks. I always pick these up at my local Dollar Tree.
The faux set up was really helpful, because it made me realize we had gotten a little over zealous with our plant purchases and we needed to take 2 out of the mix.
Then we simply placed the plants in one by one adding dirt around each to set it into place.
Last step is to add water and you are finished!
Fingers crossed I don’t kill these plants! A terrarium is normally sealed, but there are also open air options. We went the open air route and picked out plants that all needed the same amount of sunshine. It was a simple project with objects we already had around the house.
Eventually these plants will grow beyond the means of this little tank and will have to be planted outdoors, but for now we get to enjoy them indoors. I love a little greenery in a room and now we get to have some live colorful plants in the mix.