I am excited today to share one of the easiest DIYs ever. Let’s Turn a jar into a DIY Terrarium!
I recently went thrifting and found some jars in interesting shapes and sizes that I could not pass up! The minute I saw them, I knew I wanted to use them for Terrariums. This may be the easiest DIY ever, and I am excited to share it with you.
The first step is to wash your Jar and thoroughly dry it.
Next, layer your Jar with an inch or two of rocks to provide plenty of plant drainage.
Add the soil next. Use the type of soil that your particular plants like best. Here I am making a couple of different Terrariums. I used mini orchids as my plants in two of my jars, so my next layer was Orchid Potting Soil.
In another jar, I used plants suited to regular potting soil and added enough soil to cover the roots of the plants.
When placing your plants in the Jar, start with the tallest plant first. You will want to gently move your plants until they are in the desired location. Continue to add plants until you are happy with the way it looks once plants are placed, water them lightly.
At this point, I like to add another layer of rocks or moss for visual interest.
I liked the combo of Ochids and moss with the one below. Adding a larger rock and a few twigs also added some visual interest. This is where you can get creative. Some people like to add small figurines and such!
Here are a few of my favorites.
The nicest thing about these terrariums is they are pretty low maintainence. Keep in bright indirect light. Water occasionally using an eyedropper or a mister. Remove spent flowers and leaves. Prune when necessary. Enjoy!
That’s it for today! If you decide to Turn a Jar into a DIY Terrarium, please tag me to let me see!
Are you longing for Spring? Me too! Well, I have a bonus for you today; I am joining the Thrifty Style Team, who is all sharing Early Spring Decor. Make sure you check out all the lovely Spring ideas.
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Sonya Burgess – Budget Friendly Art
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Until next time,
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These are all just darling, Libbie! I’m a sucker for small, unique glass containers and now I can buy them at the thrift store and know exactly what to do with them.
I find myself picking up so many glass jars I am boarding on hoarding! Yikes! 🙂
OMG – your terrariums are beautiful! We appreciate your step-by-step directions. Hoping to create a few of these for our own homes!
Thanks Ladies!!! 🙂
Your terrariums turned out beautiful. Great foresight to see the potential in your thrift store finds. Thank you for the instructions.
These terrariums turned out pretty. What great thrift store finds! I love plants in the home.
What a beautiful way to make a miniature garden. Love your find for them.
What a lovely project, Libbie! You’ve added so much beauty and life to these jars. xoxo, kristi
I had no idea there were mini ones orchids!! Your terrariums are so pretty I really want to try it! My daughter will appreciate this too!! Thanks, Libbie & welcome to TST!
Thank you, Julie! xx
Your terrariums are beautiful, Libbie! I love how perfectly they came together in your thrift store jars. xo, Mary Beth
I love how these turned out. They are so beautiful and unique, I’m sure I will think of these anytime I see a beautiful jar at the thrift store,
Hi Libbie, your terrariums are gorgeous, especially that fabulous orchid! Great DIY steps you’ve shared. I’m sharing this post Monday evening at All About Home. Thanks so much for coming by and linking up!
Libbie, these are so pretty! I love this idea and am inspired to give it a try. I have a few jars that would be perfect for this. Thank you for sharing!
Libbie, I love this project! This is such a great idea for adding a low maintenance, mini garden! How perfect for Spring! I am excited to feature it at this week’s Tuesday Turn About Link Party. Thank you so much for sharing!
You totally made my week! Thank you. 🙂
Libbie, I love your terrariums! My mom and I used to make these years ago, and I’d forgotten how much I loved them. You’ve inspired me to make some this Spring. Off to the thrift store I go to get some glass jars! Pinned 🙂
These are absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful way to get through the rest of winter–by bringing a bit of spring right inside!
Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!
Thank you, Richella! You’ve made my day. 🙂