19 inspiring ideas for easy DIY terrariums
These glassy mini-gardens have long been fixtures in the home decor world, but in the past few years, their wider popularity has skyrocketed.
It's easy to see why. In addition to their lovely aesthetics, terrariums are inexpensive and simple to assemble. With proper care, some terrariums can last for years or even decades (like this one created in a sealed mason jar more than two decades ago).
Looking for a quick tutorial to make your own terrarium? We've got you covered with this step-by-step guide for creating the terrarium of your dreams!
Have a poor track record for taking care of plants (including the ones that are supposed to be "unkillable")? No worries! Even self-proclaimed "black thumbs" can get in on the terrarium fun. Although simple terrariums are already pretty low-maintenance, you can make it even easier by opting for fake plants and figurines (like the one seen at right).
You can use pretty much anything, though most people tend to opt for something clear so that you can see the thriving environment inside. Recycling old mason jars or underused flower vases around your house is a popular route, though, as evidenced by this clever lightbulb terrarium (above), the sky is the limit!
Not a big DIYer? You can also invest in something a little more chic and stylish that is made with trendy home decor in mind.
If you need a little inspiration to get you started, here's a roundup of some of the most creative and aesthetically interesting terrariums around.