I LOVE terrariums! What’s not to love, succulents, pretty glass containers . . . air purification.
I’ve been on the look out for a terrarium for a while now but they are expensive, capital EX, capital SPENSIVE. So it was becoming clear that I would have to DIY one!
I found the glass container at Homesense for $7.99. I bought the plants from Walmart, I bought three different species (I lost the tags so I have no idea what their names are . . . sorry). The plants cost less than $10 for all 3! I added a couple of decorative rocks we had lying around, I thought I’d turn it into a little mini landscape. 5 minutes later we had a terrarium that looked like this:

terrarium 1
Terrarium 2

Total Cost: under $20.00 not bad compared to the $75+ terrariums I found here.
*Word to the wise . . . double check you can fit your hand in the hole easily . . . this was the 2nd glass jar I bought for a terrarium, the first one was too hard to work with!

Honestly, It’s been my easiest houseplant ever. It lives on my desk most of the time (in front of a South Facing window). I rarely remember to water it! Seriously, SO EASY!

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  1. Anonymous

    I’m looking to make one too as my cat goes after any plant, real or fake. I figure he won’t be able to get at it in a small container…I have a small round fish bowl I’m planning on using. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Katie

    This is so pretty! I would love to make one. Crate and Barrel sells bowls similar to this and I have one that I use for nuts and candy. It’s a bit smaller but I am sure it would work. I’d love to give it a try. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

  3. Simply LKJ

    Too funny! I have two glass jars that are similar, we used them for candy for Elie’s grad party, but now they are just sitting in a cabinet. While at West Elm the other day, I thought, “I’d love to put together a terrarium”. We used to have them all the time when I was a kid. But, I wasn’t crazy about the prices of their succulents. I will definitely check our local Wal-mart!!


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