How to Build a Terrarium
This is a something you can make to have as a decoration for your party or you can make this to give as a gift to one of your friends.
A terrarium is a glass or plastic container designed to grow indoor plants.
It is sort of like a mini greenhouse where the plants will thrive with a little care.
A terrarium is a great eye-catching gift to give someone who enjoys growing plants.
You will have fun making the terrarium and it's easy to do.
Supplies You'll Need.
Here is a list of supplies you will need. Most of this you can purchase at a home improvement store.
You can also check out the thrift stores for large brandy snifter type containers, large clear cookie jar types of containers, etc.
You can be creative with the container you use.
Types of Plants to Use.
Pretty much any type of plant will work in your terrarium. I like mixing different colors of greens and textures together. There are carnivorous plants, tropical plants and others that will make a great terrarium. How many you buy depends on how large of a container you have. The plants I typically buy come in cute little 1 inch pots.
Note: If you are making a terrarium for cactus and succulents, it's best to use a cactus mix when planting.
Instructions for Making Terrariums.
If you have a lid for the container, put it on and you're done. Place it in a place that gets bright but indirect sunlight.
If you use a lid and enclose the terrarium, the water will recycle itself, then transpire into the air. The transpired water will moisten the soil.
If you don't use or don't have a lid it will allow moisture to escape. If this is the case, check the soil on a regular basis and moisten when it gets dry. Do not over water.
My daughter made this terrarium and it didn't take her long at all, she did a pretty good job of it and the pictures!