How to Make a Plant Terrarium

Taking part in a workshop with London Terrariums was one of the best unexpected things I’ve ever taken part in.

In less than half an hour I was able to make the cutest little terrarium to hang in my home so I was keen to share the wisdom with my lovely readers… aka you 😉

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It’s really easy, but first you’ll need a glass globe, soil and small plants and stones to hand. Water came in very handy too, especially in a spray bottle.

  1. Add a thin layer of stones to the bottom of your glass base. This is to help drainage to stop you from over-watering the plants.
  2. Then add a thick layer of fresh soil and spray some water on it.
  3. Choose your plants; a variety of small and large ones will give it a more interesting look in my opinion.
  4. The largest plants will probably need planting so ensure to make a hole for the roots, whilst the littlest ones can be simply pressed into place on top of the soil.
  5. Add stones and moss to decorate and you’re done!

I can imagine that making one of these DIY would mean putting it in a jam jar and hanging it up with a rope. I think I would struggle though if I didn’t go on the workshop because I’d simply not know where to begin…

London Terrariums provided everything I needed and were clearly experts on plant biology. I’d definitely recommend attending one of their workshops. As I was told that the bigger you go the more fun it gets, I’m definitely trying that out!

Have you ever made a terrarium?

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • July 8, 2015

    Heather Nixon

    Your terrarium is so cute! I made one with mainly Ikea products and it’s quite big but I love it, even though it almost died at the beginning (only I could almost kill a plant that is simple to look after!) x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

    • July 8, 2015


      Thanks lovely. Haha, the key here is that you ‘nearly’ killed it, if anything, you’ve revived it so that was super skillful of you 😉 x

  • July 10, 2015


    This looks so cool! They’re the perfect type of plants for me, I’m terrible. I should get something like this, it looks super pretty!

    • August 1, 2015


      It’s not too expensive either Sara and if you want to build up your confidence first maybe try using a simple jar!

  • July 30, 2015


    These are so on trend right now! I really want to make one, they look so cool.

    • August 1, 2015


      Thanks Tara 🙂