Terrarium Tutorial

I am one of those not-so-good-at-watering-plants kind of girls, but I love plants at the same time. Makes no sense, right? Thankfully, terrariums allow you to add the airy, natural feel of plants to any room without the fuss of caring for them. Today my guest blogger, Rebecca D. Dillon of Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen, is going to show how easy it is to make a terrarium of your own!


You’ll need:
A glass container with a lid
Damp potting soil
Activated charcoal
Small stones or pebbles
Moss and other small plants such as ferns
Tiny decorative items you wish to include

To create your terrarium start with a clean, dry glass container. Layer your stones along the bottom of the jar so they are about 1 inch thick. Follow with a thin layer of charcoal, then add a layer of potting soil over the charcoal. The soil should take reach about 1/4 the height of the jar. Plant the moss and other plants in the soil. You may need to use chop sticks to help you arrange the plants. Finally, add any decorations you’d like to the terrarium to personalize it and then close the lid. Occasionally spritz your terrarium with water to keep the soil moist to the touch. Take care not to over water. Enjoy your new creation!

Thanks Rebecca! For other DIY tutorials, giveaways and pretty soap goodies, check out Rebecca’s blog! She will soon be having a giveaway for a $25 credit to my shop.

Wait till you guys see next week’s giveaway I have in store for you! I’m kind of jealous, I wish I could enter it myself! ;] And time is running out to enter this one! I’ll announce the winner on Sunday!

  1. The Remodeled Life 5 years ago

    Hey, just found your blog from the etsy forum, great tutorial – I am the worst about remembering to water plants! Love your blog!

  2. Erin / Miri-love 5 years ago

    Great post! I’m thinking about making one of these!

    And I also found you on the Etsy forums 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  3. Orangies Attic 5 years ago

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog… super cute terrariums! Following you back!
    Orangies Attic

  4. Mary C. Nasser 5 years ago

    Great post!
    Glad I met you through the Etsy Blogging Buddies team!

    Mary C. Nasser

  5. I love terrariums! I’ve wanted to try making my own too, thanks for the great post!

  6. kristanlynn 5 years ago

    i want one with succulents! ahhh… succulents! LOL

  7. Sher 5 years ago

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  8. hannah 5 years ago

    awesome! i was talking about terrariums with a friend of mine a few days ago and she had mentioned how she wants to make one herself but didn’t really know how, so this tutorial is perfect! i emailed her this post :)


  9. ElfRenee 5 years ago

    That’s awesome! I really love moss!

  10. Krishenka 5 years ago

    these are gorgeous and added to my wish list thanks for that

  11. cb 5 years ago

    great post! i love the first two terrariums, so so cute!! have you seen the ones that are necklaces? so cool!


  12. RoChele 4 years ago

    I love terrariums! I was just talking to a friend the other day about making these back in elementary school. Such a cute gift to give and a great idea for a child activity.

  13. Anonymous 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for this! I just discovered your blog and am absolutely in love!!! PLUS I have been looking for a terranium how-to that wasn’t extremely complicated (especially because I forget to water too…woops) thank you so much for this- and the lace votive candle tutorial, I am going to do that one now! Cheers and love- Sincerely, Megan Marie

  14. Emily711 3 years ago

    Love this little tutorial and blog! I am a terrarium fan, too. I love the whimsy things like this! Can’t wait to see what you post next.


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