I came across this super cute terrarium while wandering around Home Depot in the garden section and since it was on super clearance for only $5 I knew it would be a great project idea! To begin I gathered the supplies I already had on hand – soil, polished rocks (from my husband’s stash), moss & dried lichens.
I then went to our local garden center to purchase the square saucers & tiny plants. I like to use a good mix of blooming plants and ones with different leaf textures and variegation to add interest.
Since the terrarium didn’t have a very deep pan in the bottom I used the square saucers to create my own and since they are clear it was easy to hide them with the rocks and moss.
After I added some of the polished rocks and moss I began to fill in with soil and dried Lichens. Then I created spots for the plants, removed them from their pots, spread their roots out and planted them in.
After about seven plants were in (I had a few left over because I always buy too many!) I covered up the soil with more moss and lichens.
After a careful watering with a small watering can I was ready to take a few more pictures and clean up!
It really only took me about an hour to get everything out, plant & clean up my mess. I set the dining room table with my new place mats and the terrarium for a fresh Spring look!