Ok, if you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m SUPER bad with plants. Lol! Air plants and trusty houseplants (up high so my cats can’t eat them) have become my staples. I tried a cat proof way to house my plants – an adorable air plant terrarium. You can make one, too, in a few simple steps!
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I adore these air plant terrariums! I even made the pebbles. Here is what you will need.
- Terra cotta clay (You can just use stones or pebbles if you choose to skip this step.)
- Moss assortment, which is made up of varying mosses and lichen
- Clear glass jar (This is where it gets fun as I used vintage ones.)
- Air plants (available here)
First, I took the terra cotta clay and formed small balls to fit the container. I liked the idea of bringing the outdoors in by using terra cotta clay. I made small round balls, let them air dry and then placed them in the bottom of my glass jar. Again, you could easily use pebbles.
Then, take a look at your moss pieces. Choose ones you like, and layer them in your jar on top of the beads. I chose both green and tan moss, lichen (the bumpy stuff bottom right) and the greenish grass looking stuff. Layer it however you like to achieve the look you want.
Last, just pick a spot for your air plant to rest. I like making it a bit off center to add interest. You can see it both far away and close up. I also decided to make another one in a different type of vintage jar, and I adore how they both turned out!
Voila! Your DIY air plant terrarium is finished.
Wondering how to take care of your air plant? Be sure to soak it in water for only a few minutes once a week. The little guys love to be misted, too. They’re fairly low maintenance, but I would also keep them away from sources that would dry them out or cause big temperature shifts.