How to make a terrarium
Terrariums are the biggest trend in home decor at the moment and can be customised in so many different ways to suit any space. I’m going to show you how to create a simple terrarium using just a few components which an all be found at Hobbycraft!
What you’ll need
Follow These Easy Steps
Start with your terrarium or container, I have chosen a large Fedde glass cover terrarium. You can use anything you like, I would suggest a jar, open glass bowl, hanging glass bauble or glass terrarium – all can be found in Hobbycraft.
Fill the bottom of the terrarium with a 1 1/2-inch layer of small rocks to collect the water drainage.
Add a layer of potting soil ontop. It should be deep enough for the plants to root to, so about 2 1/2 inches.
Remove the largest plant from its container and dust excess soil off the roots. Using the end of a spoon, make a hole in the soil big enough for the roots and nestle the plant inside, tamping the soil down firmly to hold it in place. Plan for approximately 1 plant per inch of container diameter.
Hanging Bauble Terrariums
Another simple and effective way to create a terrarium is by using jars or bottles. – these can be recycled from home or bought new at Hobbycraft. I’ve added some copper pebbles to mine and kept the arrangement quite minimalist.