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Terrariums: DIY

by 1 April 02, 2013

Want to bring the outdoors inside? Well I am a huge fan of terrariums and have been meaning to make some for quite some time. The weather was finally permitting this last weekend so I got outside and got creative.

First,  you will need a container for your terrarium. I didn't want to spend much money, so I went to a local thrift store and found a few glass containers for a couple bucks.

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Next, it's time to gather things for your terrarium. I think it is easy to go to Lowe's and get all your supplies to make these, and I did get some obvious things there. But, if it is possible where you live to use some found objects it will make them more special.  I am lucky to live very close to a gorgeous park with a creek, so I got out and went searching for a few things. I think kids could really get into this too!

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I love these river rocks and moss.

Next, just gather up everything you have found to create these and get dirty!

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I bought potting soil and a couple of plants that I thought would work with the shape of the terrariums I was going to make. Then, I just starting adding in the dirt, plants, and rocks. I have seen terrariums with lots of layers that are awesome, but for my first I wanted to be slightly basic.

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I think they turned out pretty nice! Make sure when you pick out your plants you put the ones that need lots of water together, and the dry ones together. It is super easy and I love the freshness they bring to the inside.

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I also think they could make really nice center pieces for your dining table. Have fun getting dirty luvvies!

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