Hey, Hello, Howdy, Hi! It's MARCH! We've (almost) made it through the winter. Finally. It's the month of SPRING! And while the outside temperatures may not fully reflect it yet, I couldn't help myself. I needed to bring a bit of vibrancy and green indoors. And what a better way to do that than with one of these:
Terrariums are the trendiest new home interior accessory since the Edison lightbulb. Don't believe me? Keep your eye out for them, and you'll notice them everywhere from home interior stores to your favorite restaurants. And why not - they bring some life and color to their environment, and somehow blend between vintage and modern decor seamlessly. Not to mention, they're hard to kill, for those of us with not-so-green a thumb. (Ahem, me.)
All you need to make a terrarium is a glass jar - I fashioned mine out of an oversized cookie jar from Target, but you can find them just about anywhere. Be sure to get several plants, succulents are perfect for this because they are particularly resilient - and some soil to fill in around them with. The other important components are some stones or pebbles, and moss.
To assemble, simply place a layer of pebbles in the bottom of your jar, followed by a layer of soil, and begin placing in your succulents, being sure to arrange them with a little breathing room between each. Fill in any remaining areas with additional pebbles and soil, and then top with a layer of moss, gently pushed down over top. Then, give it a little H2O, and it's good to go!
Place it anywhere your home could use a breath of fresh air - the kitchen, a bedroom, even your living space! It only needs a trickle of water a couple times a week, leaving the rest of the time for you and guests to enjoy its presence. If you're anxious for the spring like I am, this is the perfect little project to sustain you until those temperatures begin to rise. Give this a try, I'd love to see what you come up with! Cheers! x