Roll up your sleeves this summer with this fun DIY project.
The summer offers plenty of ways to get creative. From exploring your local hikes to heading to foreign lands, it’s time to add more creativity directly into your home. What better way to enjoy the summer than to DIY your own terrarium garden that is drought-resistant? Heat up your home with this cool, lush, miniature, indoor garden!
- Spoon – A long-handled one is necessary if your chosen container has a small opening
- Clear glass or plastic container (fishbowl, jar, canister, etc.)
- Small, slow-growing plants that tolerate low light and have similar water needs
- Pea gravel or polished rocks
- Potting soil
- Plant the garden bed by alternating layers of pebbles and soil. Pre-moisten the potting soil until it is damp but not soggy. Add three to four inches to the bottom of the container.
- Plant your terrarium into the top layer of the soil. Ensure that the leaves don’t touch the glass, and then firm the soil around the base of each plant.
- Water and decorate! Lightly spray the foliage to hydrate the plants. Finish off your miniature garden with stones and decorative pieces as desired.
Place your finished worked in a bright spot indoors out of direct sun and leave the top on for a day or so until the leaves and grass dry. If the soil feels soggy, remove the top off to let the moisture evaporate.