DIY: terrarium

At this time of year, I am always searching for ways to extend 

the fruits of summertime, and bring my favorite season into the home as autumn slowly blows in.

terrariums are not only so hipster cool right now, 

but they increase oxygen circulation - always a good thing - 

and they add a pretty, clear and simple dose of green to any part of a house.

materials: activated charcoal, rocks (or aquarium gravel), moss, soil, plants


 a jar!

step1: add rocks to the bottom of your jar.

{for sentimental value, i added rocks from 1)

le cinque terre



and 3)

the french riviera


step 2: add a few clumps of moss. moss soaks up any excess water and adds a raw green look.

step 3: add soil. throw a handful of activated charcoal mixed in the soil.

because there are no holes for draining, charcoal works to keep soil fresh and not soggy.

step 4: using your fingers, make a little "hole" in the soil for your plant.

start small, place your plant in the soil, and cover it up sufficiently.


and after a few months of happy terrarium-ing...

{indirect light, the occasional light watering/misting}

makes a great gift, an inexpensive and fulfilling DIY,

and a great way to pump oxygen and green into any corner of the casa.


happy terrarium-ing!

ciao, xo