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I wanted to make a terrarium from an old fish bowl, but couldn't find inexpensive, small leafed plants. I realized that my herbs growing outside would not only look great, but I could keep and use them all winter if I planted them in the bowl.
I planted oregano and common thyme and added a little toy crab. I love it!
Approximate Time: 5 minutes
By Donna from NEPA
Here are my step by step instructions on how to make a plant terrarium with no drainage. Plant terrariums with no drainage require little maintenance - you only need to water every 2 to 3 weeks, or when needed.
- Use cardboard box to contain soil, succulents.
- Use old art for scrap paper.
- Use rocks found while hiking for decoration.
- Use soil mixed with pumice and perlite (pumice for absorbing water no drainage and charcoal as purifier).
- Cheap decorations rocks can be found at Dollar Tree for just a $1. (I purchased the white rocks there.)
Total Time: 1 hour
I had a neat terrarium in my room when I was a kid and I really wanted to make one with my son.
When a friend got some cherry tomatoes, it hit me this container looked like the mini terrariums from the 70s. All sorts of things came to mind, but I can't grow anything but mold so the next best thing was a faux terrarium. I was at the dollar store and saw these cacti and thought how cute that would be.
This simple but cute summer project can be made in minutes, but you can enjoy it for a long time! It's good for kids or adults.
Make a tabletop terrarium from those odds and ends that tend to accumulate and clutter your cupboards.
Terrariums are fun to put together and easy to maintain. Check out this video on how to set up a terrarium.
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Hardiness Zone: 5b
Dawn from Elmira, NY
Here are some simple directions for a soda bottle terrarium.
Just type in kidsdomain terrarium on yahoo search.and you will find instructions.
Oh ,by the way i made a hanging plant bottle just buy cutting holes on the one side so the plant can hang out and down almost to the floor if you wish.
I just poked a hole in the cap tied a plastic bead to the inside end and screwed in a plastic plant hanger in the ceiling joist. it still hangs in my bedroom by the window (10 years now)
The old plant died from my neglect a few years ago. Your message has encouraged me to start a new one
Thank You. I will try it.
I remember making terrariums like that which Ellen described above when I was a kid! They're a lot of fun. The only problem might be that I think they stopped making two-liter bottles with those colored plastic bases a long time ago - all the soda bottles I've seen for years now have been all one piece.
How do I make a terrarium using a glass gallon jar?
Hardiness Zone: 4a
By ilovesophie from Laurel, MT
You can find it by using the Google search engine.
glass container terrarium
The glass container will make a pretty terrainum. Remember to place pebbles at the bottom for drainage
Don't pack down the soil you choose to use.
This kid friendly succulent terrarium incorporates your child's rock and shell collection into the planting. Add some colorful plastic beads too. Check out the full project below.
This page is about converting an aquarium into a terrarium. When your fish tank is worn out or you do not need it anymore, recycle it into a controlled environment for plants or reptiles.