DIY Terrarium

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diy terrarium

Mi mami (mom) has a green thumb, I do not.  I’m pretty sure she can revive a dead plant that been dead for weeks. When we were out and about, she was always looking at the plants, trees and flowers that were around us.

When we moved to a new home it didn’t take long before we had roses overflowing in our yard. I love this about her! I did get her love for plants and flowers, but unfortunately I can not keep them alive.


So succulents, cacti type of plants are my best friend. Well, once I actually killed a cactus plant and almost cried about it. But I’ve tried to erase this from my memory especially when I walk into a nursery and drool at the beauties before me.

Well, if you’re like me and love making your house more homier this is the trick–plants. Plants naturally help set a frescura y pureza (fresh and pure) ambience.  Scents also help set a cozy type of atmosphere in your home which I talk more about below.

I am happy to report that I have successfully kept my succulent plants alive! If I can do it so can you. Jus forget about that cactus experience I shared above.

If you still need more encouragement to get you to buy those plants, I’m sharing below a tutorial for a DIY terrarium. Also, know that plants are a powerhouse of wellness! Because plants are living things they literally bring life into your home.  Plants bring wellness in your home because it improves the air you breathe. So go outdoors and find ways to bring nature indoors.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money to do this you can create small little terrariums to place throughout your home using succulent type of plants that don’t need lots of water or sun.

Not convinced yet? Check this out: You probably know that plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen; plants in your home are no exception. Oxygen affects every part of your body and mind, and making sure you get quality air is essential to your well-being.

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DIY Terrarium

One of things I did was make a terrarium with my preschooler to set the mood for our dining room table also known as my office.  He absolutely loved creating something that was going to set at our dinner table.


  • Sand
  • potting soil
  • rocks
  • succulent plants
  • glass vase or jar

1. Start off by placing sand at the bottom of your jar, then add potting soil.

2. This is optional but you can add rocks or more sand for a decorative look.

3. Then top with more soil and place your succulent plants inside.

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These plants will only need about 1 tablespoon water a month.  That’s it!

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5 Responses to “DIY Terrarium”

  1. January 25, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    I love terrariums such a great idea to decorate and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing! #client
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      January 25, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

      Adriana, Thanks, we had so much fun making it! ~mari

  2. February 3, 2016 at 4:27 am #

    I don’t have a green thumb at all, so this would be great to do with my kids! Plants really do freshen up a house!
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  3. jaime
    February 3, 2016 at 8:46 am #

    These are so cute! MY kids would love them. I Love glade and have not seen this yet. Adding a glade melt to my shopping list:)

  4. February 3, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    What a lovely idea!

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