Make Your Own Terrarium With Recycled Bottles

Make Your Own Terrarium With Recycled Bottles

Michelle Chin
Feb 25, 2011

As we all start dreaming of spring, a little project full of happy green life could be just the ticket to fending off the monochrome of winter. Finding this wonderful inspiration using old bottles and jars in all shapes and sizes really got my imagination going. These could make wonderful centerpieces, hostess gifts or a lovely addition to your own home.

Check out "The Basics of Terrarium Building" from the Terrarium Man website.

1. Select a container: Anything will work! Look for something dish-like to create an open air container or something bottle-like to create a closed environment terrarium.

2. Place a level of course sand or pebbles in the bottom of the container.

3. If you are making a closed container terrarium, place a level of activated charcoal over the pebbles/sand layer to help filter the air and keep it fresh. (No need if you're using an open top terrarium.)

4. Add a layer of Spaghnum Moss on top to prevent the soil in your terrarium from settling down into the pebbles.

5. Add potting soil.

6. Add the plants and or seeds, and arrange things in a way that is pleasing to the eye.

7. Add other ornaments or decorations!

Read the full instructions at Terrarium Man.

You can find a list of non-toxic terrarium plants here and a list of common terrarium plants here.

(Images: Terrarium Man)

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