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    21 Simple Ideas For Adorable DIY Terrariums

    For even the most botanically inept, terrariums are super easy to make and incredibly low-maintenance. They also make pretty much the best gifts or party favors ever.

    The Basics:

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    Step 1. Choose an open or closed glass container of some sort.

    Step 2. Cover the bottom with an inch-thick layer of pebbles or rocks to create a false drainage system for the plant roots.

    Step 3. Add a thin layer of activated charcoal keeps the water fresh, and prevent mold and bacteria from building up.

    Step 4. Add a layer of potting soil. They also make a special mix if you choose to use cacti and succulents instead of moss and ferns.

    Step 5. Place plants in the terrarium, starting with the largest plant first.

    For more details, check out this terrarium guide here.

    1. Light Bulb Terrarium

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    Click here for the tutorial.

    2. Magnetic Tin Terrarium

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    Click here for the tutorial.

    3. Syrup Dispenser and Salt Shaker Terrariums

    4. Cactus Terrarium

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    Click here for a full tutorial.

    5. Succulent Sea-Themed Terrarium

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    Click here for full instructions.

    6. Tea Cup Terrarium

    7. Apple Cider Jug Terrarium

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    Click here for more detailed instructions.

    8. Christmas Ornament Terrarium

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    You'll need tweezers for this one. Full tutorial here.

    9. Terrarium Necklace

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    Click here for full instructions.

    10. Pendant Lamps

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    Use 5-watt bulbs so you don't end up roasting the plants.

    11. Table Place Holder

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    Click here for the full tutorial.

    12. Terrarium House Made From Picture Frames

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    Click here for more detailed instructions.

    13. Hanging Terrarium

    14. Colored Sand Terrarium

    Click here for the full tutorial.

    15. Recycled Soda Bottles

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    Click here for the full tutorial (in Swedish).

    16. Spice Jars

    17. Pumpkin Gourds

    18. Fish Bowls

    19. Cake Stand Terrarium

    20. Terrarium Kits from Etsy

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    And if you're too lazy to get the supplies yourself, there are tons of terrarium kits that contain everything you need available from Etsy.

    21. Terrarium Fascinator

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    And...if you're feeling quirky, you could wear one on your head.

    Full tutorial here.

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