I’m really getting into Interiors lately.
I think it has much to do with my new (not so new job). I’ve always been creative and into merchandising and how things look. I’ve also been into homes and interiors and my new job has just lit a fire under my butt to be more open to trends and styles.
Currently, I’m between a rock and a hard place. The rock is that Lee and I are starting to look to buy a new home and the hard place is if I buy the expensive homeware things I want to buy I cannot afford that home. It’s so hard.
Luckily, I have found a way around this. I’ve many things I want to decorate my home with that I can easily make myself (or I am hunting down the best bargains at HomeSense) and projects that I’ve always planned to do and never got around to doing them. Filling my terrarium was one of them.
I bought this terrarium nearly a year ago (good lord!) but I’m only just getting around to it. Due to city living, I don’t live near a garden centre, so this involved a lot of travel outside my comfort zone and a lot of research into how to actually build one. I got so lucky finding these adorable succulents in my local Wilko’s- it was too bad that the other bits weren’t in the store.
You can get the same terrarium in gold from here. For terrarium advice and ideas- I would check out my new #urbanjungle inspo GeoFleur, along with this book by Emma Sibley. Once you have looked into it- you’ll be dying to make a terrarium.
Making An Indoor Garden
The basics for making a terrarium are the following: succulents or cacti, gravel, soil and moss to cover the top. The gravel will go first to allow drainage for the plants, followed by a bit of soil and the plants and a bit more soil. Cover the top with moss and you are good to go.
It’s so easy to make a terrarium. Once you have placed your plants and completed your terrarium, find a non-sunny corner and water once a week with a little bit of plant food. It’s worth investing in a little plant mist sprayer (I am dying to get my hands on this one– see what I mean about the wanting to buy homeware items.)
A few hints and tips to making a terrarium. Number one, avoid a white surface. This one is best for your kitchen counter. No matter how tidy you keep everything, you will see make a mess. There was a lot of hoovering after finishing this project. The second being that you don’t need garden tools for this project. I used bowls to keep the soil and gravel in and a measuring cup from the kitchen to fill the terrarium. Quite frankly anyone can do this project- even if you were not born with the green-finger genes.
The perfect project for a lazy Sunday afternoon. When are you going to make yours?