I've had this beautiful glass thing for about 6 months. I decided it needed to be a terrarium so I looked up how to make one and it's so easy and pretty I thought I'd share!
First, you need an interesting glass container. Mine was a gift but it was probably from Pier 1 or World Market. You'll also need small pebbles, potting soil and some plants. The plants I bought are tropical plants that need sunlight. My terrarium is on the southern side of the house because it will get sun almost all day..... when we have sun.
Put a layer of stones in the bottom of your container. These will help retain moisture in the soil. Then, add a layer of soil; dont put in too much now because you need space for your plants. After some of the soil goes in you can plant them any which-way you like. I tested out different arrangements at the store while I was picking them out and chose three plants with a lot of contrast in size and style. Pop those babies in your soil, add some more for covering. Then water. Due to the glass case and the container (i.e. not a pot with a drain hole) you shouldn't have to water too often. Place it somewhere that it gets sufficient light and voila!
I went to the PNW Blogger Meet-up in Seattle last night! Those of you who met me there might recognize this outfit because I built my terrarium about an hour before we left. I had such a blast! And, if you're here for the first time.... Welcome!