Friday, November 4, 2011

DIY: Terrarium Roundup

Kiwi Terrarium by Botany Factory

I've been fawning over terrariums for the last year now. Apparently they're making a comeback, says the New York Times. I'm especially in love with succulents (mostly because they're the only thing I've successfully kept alive) and the beautiful arrangements that come out of them, whether in a living wall or tucked inside a glass jar.  It's high time I made my own terrarium, but I am still looking for the right sized glass jar from a thrift shop, and I thought doing a roundup of DIY terrariums would get me inspired. Besides, I just killed another plant and I need a replacement.

Eggloo Terrarium by Botany Factory

Here's a list of Terrarium DIYs that should get you inspired and motivated:

Country Living How-To for a Plant Greenhouse made from old frames

Dwell How-To Slideshow for a Glass Jar Terrarium

Design*Sponge How-To Terrarium Video with Sprout

ReadyMade DIY Mini Lightbulb Terrarium

LadyFarrah Etsy DIY Moss Terrarium Kit

Craftzine DIY Mason Jar Terrarium

CasaSugar How To Hanging Succulent Terrarium

Threadbanger DIY Terrarium Video

If you're not up for making your own, check out Flora Grubb, Botany Factory and Sprout, who are all wonderful florists make spectacular terrariums and sell beautiful jars and supplies to make them yourself.

(originally published June 2010)