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DIY Saturday #133- Making a Winter Terrarium for Your Home (Video)

Entry #2024, January 19, 2012

Happy DIY Saturday!  Now that winter has settled in you may think there isn’t a way to bring the outdoors into your home. Actually, terrariums or mini gardens that are grown in small containers. There are a variety of air plants, succulents and soil-based plant varieties you can make.

terrarium idea west elm

Terrarium idea for your home

Image via: West Elm

Today you will see how to make a soil terrarium and watch a video on how to build one in a bottle.

You Tube video – How to Make a Bottle Terrarium

Link to –> Terrarium video

How to make a container terrarium

You don’t have to miss all the greenery of your garden this winter. Just add a terrarium it will provide the green foliage you want in the interior. This wonderful piece of art is a great indoor plant decoration. It will add color to your space and enhance the oxygen supply in the room.

The terrarium is getting popular for its exceptional beauty and functionality. It makes a certain area at home look better and greener. If you’re interested in having this masterpiece, you can do it by yourself at home. You just have to prepare all the materials and tools needed for this project.

Materials needed:

  • Glass container
  • Charcoal
  • Soil
  • Garden plants
  • Working gloves
  • Hand trowel
  • Watering can


  1. Scatter the charcoal in the base of your glass container. This should be at least 1-2 inches thick. Leave a handful of charcoal.
  2. Mix the remaining charcoal with a decent amount of soil. Use hand trowel and working gloves in mixing.
  3. Add another layer of pure soil. This should cover at least a quarter or half of the container. Compress the soil gently as you fill in the layer. The process will prevent large air pockets.
  4. Place your plants on top of the layered soil. Provide enough space for each plant you place. This will allow you to insert additional soil in between spaces.
  5. Press the pack of soil around the plants. Do this gently and ensure that the roots are fully covered and that the plants will not go too far beyond the container.
  6. Water the plants and place it in a conducive area where sunlight is present.
  7. Allow the plants to adapt in its new location before relocating it to your desired area indoor.
air plants terrarium

Air plants terrarium

Image via: West Elm

After placing your terrarium indoor, bear in mind that you still have to take care of it regularly. You have to water the plants regularly and trim the excess foliage that go beyond the container. This is definitely a worthwhile project you can do this winter!

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