DIY ~ Terrariums for Gift Giving

Interest 07.14.15

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Some of my gardening buddies in The Garden Charmers and I just got together to show you a perfect do-it-yourself gift idea for this holiday season; terrariums. Know a gardening friend that gets the heebie-jeebies in winter? A miniature indoor garden to tend is the best antidote! Every skill level from the least experienced to master gardeners will enjoy this little touch of nature to hold them over until spring. Easy upkeep and requiring minimal space make these tiny gardens perfect for apartment dwellers. They can also be incorporated into any home or office decor. Best of all, a terrarium can be assembled in less than an hour! So check out this collection of terrariums and easy directions. And get growing!

see all the terrariums & easy directions at



  • Stephanie of Garden Therapy has a collection of terrarium posts at
  • See Barb Rosen's terrariums at Our Fairield Home and Garden at
  • See the post!
  • See Amy's terrarium & supplies at A Healthy Life For Me
  • See Jacki's repurposed Fish Tank Terrarium at Drought Smart Plants
  • Shelley of Sow & Dipity has 14 terrarium ideas at
  • Lynne of Sensible Gardening & Living will tell you about open & closed terrariums at

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  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    Thanks, Miriam I ! Terrariums are very expensive to buy in shops and are quite inexpensive to make! A fancy-schmancy gift for just a little bit! YAY!
  • Marty White-Lawal
    Marty White-Lawal Saint Paul, MN
    Love it! It's so creative!! Thanks for sharing!
  • Carol Tomlin
    Carol Tomlin Spencer, MA
    These are so beautiful. I really like these. Are they easier to take care of than most plants? I haven't had much luck with plants lately. I'm almost afraid to try again.
    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
      Carol Tomlin ~ they are pretty tough but must have a good light source. The succulents are especially forgiving and need very little water!
  • Carol Tomlin
    Carol Tomlin Spencer, MA
    My kind of plant, I think. I may get brave enough to try that. They are extraordinarily beautiful. Yours should win a prize. Thanks for your helpful response.
  • Carol Tomlin
    Carol Tomlin Spencer, MA
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