Terrarium Ideas and Inspiration {Easy DIY Ideas for Indoor Gardens}

With the cold chill in the air, bare branches and a blanket of white on the ground, I am yearning for the uplifting feeling a little green.

This weeks inspiration is terrariums; decorative, magical, and super easy to create and care for. Containers of all shapes and sizes can be instantly transformed in to gorgeous pieces of natural art by simply adding a touch of green. Clippings from household plants and recycled or thrift store containers can be used to inexpensively recreate many of these beautiful ideas.

~ Glass Container Terrariums ~
{Source Pop Deluxe – $159}


{Source Velocity – $238}


{Source Viva Terra – $79}


{Source Sew Trashy}


{Source Happy Home Baking}


{Source Martha Stewart}


{Source Hobro Solutions}


{Source Briarwood Workshop ~ $23 to $29}


{Source Sarah Norris Photography}


{Source Amy Elizabeth Merrick ~ An Apple a Day}

~ Cloches / Bell Jars Terrariums ~

{Source Linden Hill Gardens}


{Source Real Simple}


{Source Country Home}


{Source Eddie Ross}


{Source Cottage Elements}


{Source Linden Hill Gardens}


{Source Wenonah Webster Landscape and Floral Design – $450 via Brides.Com}

~ Recycled Wine Bottle Terrariums ~

{Source Apartment Therapy}


{Source Custom Wine & Beer Bottles}

~ Recycled Food Jar Terrariums ~
{Source Factory Direct Craft}


{Source Sirona Springs}


{Source Martha Stewart}

~ Plastic Bottle Terrariums ~

{Source The Honorable Mention}


{Source Disney Family Fun}

~ Glass Votive Holder Terrariums ~
{Source Martha Stewart Weddings}


{Source Coco Honey}


{Source Teresa’s Plants}

~ Drinking Glass Terrariums ~

{Source Country Home}


{Source Country Home}

~ Glass Orb Terrariums ~

{Source Sea & Asters $25}


{Source Still Lilly Designs $50}


{Source Doodle Bird Imaginariums }

~ Greenhouse Terrariums ~
Make Your Own Picture Frame Greenhouse
{Source Country Living}


{Source Pottery Barn $129 to $149}

~ Kitchen Herb Terrariums ~
{Source Country Home}


{Source Better Homes & Gardens}


and if plants are just not your thing
here is an edible version with peanut butter truffles
{Source Baking is My Zen}


I had fun last summer putting together a couple terrariums with my little guy with things we collected around the yard and a few plant cuttings. You can find the full tutorial {here}

Additional Information and plant guides can also be found through these sites:
Terrarium Man
The Garden Helper

The Sunday Showcase Party will be posted tonight. I hope you’ll stop back by and join in the fun. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been creating.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

                  

Comments

  1. if someone asked me 2 minutes ago if I wanted a terrarium, I would have said “pfft. no!”
    now, I’m gushing swooning and oohing & ahhing over these.
    I want a terrarium.
    At least I have you for the inspiration :)

  2. These are all so beautiful!

  3. What an awesome collection! I’m definately inspired! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi there! What a lovely post, thanks for sharing the terrariums. Kate from Southern Belle Simple posted a wonderful tutorial on DIY Terrariums just a few days ago:
    http://www.southernbellesimple.com/2011/01/how-does-your-garden-grow-diy-terrarium.html
    I’ll let her know about your post as well. Getting me in the mood to make a terrarium, ladies! Have a super day!

  5. Oh what a fantastic post – so many creative ideas!

  6. I’m always wanting to grow fresh herbs…maybe this will work in my house with all the snow outside~

  7. My husband made me one he copied from a magazine! You can see it here
    http://ksriff77.blogspot.com/2010/08/terriaum.html
    He got the frames at HL half price.

  8. Those are adorable! Great idea! Thank you for the post!

  9. Found your blog through a link and then through a favorite blogs list. I love it. I really like this idea. I have been wanting to create a terrarium for the longest time. these pics are just the right inspiration. Thank you. Blessings, Joanne

  10. What wonderful variety. Do you have any tips on how not to kill the plants? Black thumb here.

  11. What a fantastic collection of pictures. I especially love the greenhouse terrarriums made out of windows. Might have to use that idea. Thanks for sharing! ‘hugs from afar’

  12. Oh they are so beautiful! I fell in love with terrariums a few months ago through etsy and put together kits for Christmas gifts. Funny that you posted today about terrariums because I blogged about them too. I can’t wait to make more!

    http://sugarhousecreations.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-christmas-kits.html

  13. Oh, I love these!!!! I’ve been wanting to make a terrarium for so long … I might just go do it now!

  14. Another great idea for a centerpiece, and not just for garden birthday parties either. I’m working on a green/organic birthday party theme and these would really set the look. Thanks.

  15. ok I am inspired! so many great ideas, now off to get some dirt!

  16. What a small world! I was just looking at a blog where they made a light bulb into a mini terrarium. I wish I had bookmarked it. Thanks for all the lovely inspiration!

  17. What an amazing collection! I will have to try at least one of those sometime soon. I like the idea of low maintenance! Thanks for sharing all these unique ideas~!

  18. WOW, I haven’t thought of a terranium since my mom had a big one back in the 70’s. These are oh so cuter and more appealing to the eye.

  19. Oh Stephanie, I just love these and they bring back such great memories. I remember my mom and I making a huge terrarium when I was a child. I have always been drawn to them. I have a huge cloche, I need to turn it into one, but the little cups ones are so sweet too! Thanks!

  20. Plein de bonnes idées. Cela donne vraiment envie de s’y mettre.
    merci

  21. These are popping up all over the place…i NEED one! Now…which one?! hhhmmm..

  22. Thanks for including my little jam jar terrariums in your beautiful collection! And BTW they’re still going strong, even in the little light they get during the winter.

        

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