Terrariums were trendy. Then they were trendy again. I love them anyway! They make a great gift too. So when I made one recently as a “thank you” for my son’s teacher, I decided to take a few pictures.
There are a gazillion tutorials for these and mine’s pretty straight forward.
- a container
- super activated carbon (basically, charcoal from a fish store that will help keep the terrarium from getting stinky)
- small plants
- soil ( I used the soil that the little plants were in plus a bit more as needed)
- (optional) decorative rocks, small plastic toys, whatever you want!
What to do with them:
Place pebbles gently on the bottom of the container
add some charcoal
2-3 inches of soil
plant those plants (a chopstick is handy for making holes and pushing dirt around the plants) You might be able to carefully separate the plants. I did this to make two terrariums and so the plants would fit in the tiny space of the container)
Add decorative rocks or other items if you want
I picked up the skeleton and flamingo at a local nursery that sells fairy garden items. My teacher’s class mascot is the pink flamingo, so it was quite the find!
Caring for it:
Don’t over water! Remember there are no drainage holes.