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Adorable DIY Air Plant Terrarium

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.

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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.

DIY Air Plant Terrarium| Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding BlogDIY Air Plant Terrarium| Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding BlogDIY Air Plant Terrarium| Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding BlogDIY Air Plant Terrarium| Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding BlogThen, 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.

I like to fully cover the layer of terra cotta beads with moss to make my air plant terrarium. If need be, you can tamp down the layer by using a utensil or stick to push pieces into place.

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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!

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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.

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  • Kristy Bullard - This is so beautiful! I don’t have much of a green thumb but I might could handle this project!

  • Pat - I really like your idea of planting houseplants in a bottle with the pebbles you made.

  • Jo - Love this DIY project. Definitely something I can see myself doing to spruce up my home. Especially with the weather getting nice, it would add a nice touch to my living room. Thanks for sharing!

  • Taylor O'Halloran @ Not Quite an Adult - Oh wow! This turned out so gorgeous. I can’t really be trusted with plants so this is something I should try as a begginner haha.

  • Cia Black - I think this is super adorable, and would work great as a mini fairy garden, which my girls love doing. We make a new one every summer, But I like this alternative we could keep in indoors all year round.

  • Stephanie - Those look great! They make for beautiful home décor pieces!

  • Gladys parker - This DIY air plant terrarium looks so fun! I have never had a green thumb. Even my cacti and jade plants died. This is something my older grandchildren and I could do together, perfect.

  • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo - At first, I thought those round things were eggs, haha! Turns out they’re terra cotta clay. 🙂 Love your terrarium, by the way. 🙂

  • Clarice Lao | Camping for Women - I love this! Beautiful piece. I have always wanted to create my own terrarium. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Elizabeth O - Oh I so want to try this out for myself, it looks really lovely! Such a creative idea, it would make a lovely centre-piece too

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