DIY | desk terrarium4.12.2016
i love terrariums, i guess i have a weakness for succulents but they're such a cute way to display them! they're the most low maintenance plants ever and it's incredibly simple to put together your own terrarium at home.
i like glass terrariums but they can be a little expensive- it never occurred to me to use clear acrylic before. i bought some new pots for my pens recently and realised they would be a really inexpensive terrarium hack!
i put together a guide for building terrariums here so i'll just give you a quick run through on how i made this mini version for my desk..
1. fill the bottom of the pen pot with sand (you can add some gravel into the sand for extra drainage.)
2. level off the sand then transfer the succulent into the pot. top up with compost until it reaches the stem of the plant.
3. add in a layer of gravel to finish, i just pinched some from my garden!
as you can see it's a very quick little terrarium that looks super cute on my desk! there's a great selection of acrylic storage online in various shapes and sizes, from amazon to muji.
this one cost less than £5 to make including the plant.. winner!
succulents don't like too much water so just give your terrarium a spritz with a water sprayer when it looks dry during the growing season.
would you try this?