Nifty·Posted on Jul 9, 201221 Simple Ideas For Adorable DIY TerrariumsFor 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.by Peggy WangBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink The Basics: analogme.typepad.com 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 thehipsterho.me Click here for the tutorial. 2. Magnetic Tin Terrarium ruffledblog.com Click here for the tutorial. 3. Syrup Dispenser and Salt Shaker Terrariums poetichome.com 4. Cactus Terrarium dismountcreative.com Click here for a full tutorial. 5. Succulent Sea-Themed Terrarium makingitlovely.com Click here for full instructions. 6. Tea Cup Terrarium collegelifediy.com 7. Apple Cider Jug Terrarium readymade.com Click here for more detailed instructions. 8. Christmas Ornament Terrarium Via inhabitat.com You'll need tweezers for this one. Full tutorial here. 9. Terrarium Necklace Via ecouterre.com Click here for full instructions. 10. Pendant Lamps autumn-workshop.com Use 5-watt bulbs so you don't end up roasting the plants. 11. Table Place Holder Via greenweddingshoes.com Click here for the full tutorial. 12. Terrarium House Made From Picture Frames countryliving.com Click here for more detailed instructions. 13. Hanging Terrarium witandwhistle.com This one is from Score and Solder. 14. Colored Sand Terrarium Click here for the full tutorial. 15. Recycled Soda Bottles blomsterverkstad.blogspot.com Click here for the full tutorial (in Swedish). 16. Spice Jars thezenofmaking.com 17. Pumpkin Gourds host-itnotes.com 18. Fish Bowls weknowstuff.us.com 19. Cake Stand Terrarium fuckyournoguchicoffeetable.tumblr.com 20. Terrarium Kits from Etsy etsy.com 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 thezenofmaking.com And...if you're feeling quirky, you could wear one on your head.Full tutorial here.