Knitting and Crochet
Terrariums are the biggest trend in home decor at the moment and can be customised in so many different ways to suit any space. I'm going to show you how to create a simple terrarium using just a few components which an all be found at Hobbycraft!
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Hanging Glass Bubble Tea Light Holder 8cm x 9cm
Artificial Succulent 15cm
Assorted Succulent 8cm
Green Echeveria Bundle 3 Pieces
Green Senecio Bundle 6 Pieces
Flocked Crassula Bundle 3 Pieces
Terracotta Decorative Stones 600g
You Will Need
Succulents or cactus
Moss or Lichen
Start with your terrarium or container, I have chosen a large Fedde glass cover terrarium. You can use anything you like, I would suggest a jar, open glass bowl, hanging glass bauble or glass terrarium.
Fill the bottom of the terrarium with a 1 1/2-inch layer of small rocks to collect the water drainage.
Add a layer of potting soil ontop. It should be deep enough for the plants to root to, so about 2 1/2 inches.
Top Tip! Use a paper towel to transplant prickly cacti to avoid pricking your fingers.
Remove the largest plant from its container and dust excess soil off the roots. Using the end of a spoon, make a hole in the soil big enough for the roots and nestle the plant inside, tamping the soil down firmly to hold it in place. Plan for approximately 1 plant per inch of container diamete
Top Tip! Play around with the arrangement—mixing up the types of plants, colors, and sizes to make it more visually pleasing.
Continue planting the rest of the succulents, working from largest to smallest. I found it easiest to start at the back and to work my way forward.
Top Tip! Succulents like direct sunlight every day. Lightly water the base every two weeks or once the soil dries out.
Finish with some landscaping. Place a few additional pebbles here and there to complete the look.
Hanging Bauble Terrariums
Use the same technique to create these beautiful bauble terrariums. I added some colour by using lichen found in the model scenics department.
Another simple and effective way to create a terrarium is by using jars or bottles. – these can be recycled from home or bought new at Hobbycraft. I’ve added some copper pebbles to mine and kept the arrangement quite minimalist.
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