Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Light at the end of the terrarium.

Ugh I am so sick of this weather! It's cold and rainy one day, snowy and freezing the next. I can't remember the last time I saw the sun, let alone a bright blue sky. With the "grass" covered yet again by a thin layer of bright white, it makes spring seem light years away. Then I thought, why not incorporate some greenery inside to serve as a reminder of what plant life looks like.

Below are some examples of hanging plant terrariums - an adorable glass container you can fill with your favorite succulents. Add small little chotskies and moss for a unique effect. Hang one, two or maybe even three in an empty corner, along a kitchen window or anywhere else to help you remember that spring is coming. Eventually.

DIY: Grab a rounded vase, cookie or mason jar, fill with dirt and add some plants. Opt to keep these versions table top thought - no one wants to come home to broken glass and scattered dirt.

From top to bottom: Take Sunset, Luxe and LucidThe Herb Companion, aha! Modern Living, Ladies & Gentlemen, Design*Sponge

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to my two lovely ladies Kate and Drewe, I received a tip and a question in which I was happy to answer.

    TIP: Add charcoal to keep your terrarium living and breathing as mentioned in the November issue of Covet Garden.

    QUESTION: For those that want to make their own terrarium but are still looking to hang it, try making a rope holster that the glass container can sit in. Here's an example in which the container is pretty ugly, but you'll get the idea.

    As far as drilling holes or screwing in things, I would still recommend staying away from that. I am not a handywoman nor do I have the proper expertise to provide a guide on how to accomplish.

    Thanks again ladies!