Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment, ok? Somewhere, on one of your DIY Pinterest boards you probably have pinned a terrarium. Am I right? (Hands going up everywhere!) It’s one of those DIYs that we buy all the stuff for, but then never assemble.
I actually made a terrarium once using succulents, which contrary to popular opinion I have found them to be VERY easy to kill. I’ve killed every succulent I’ve ever owned! This time when putting together a terrarium, I thought about something more useful that maybe I won’t kill. Herbs!
Imagine needing some fresh herbs for a recipe and instead of having to go out into your garden (which is such a long walk), you can cut some right from your kitchen table! AND it’s cute. Cute and useful, those are always the best DIYs.
So today I am offering you 2 options. Option 1: use this handy guide to buy the supplies and create your own terrarium OR Option 2: Grab a friend and come make this with me on March 16th at Retro Den! I’ll buy all the supplies for you, and you can just show up and make it!
Completely your choice, though so no pressure! I’ll only stop loving you if you don’t come to my workshop…kidding! : )
• 1 large glass bowl
• Pea gravel or river rock, albs
• Glass figurines
- Lay a layer of river rock or pea gravel in the bottom of your bowl. This will help with drainage. Cover with a thin layer of soil — enough to completely cover the rock.
- Gently loosen your herbs from their containers and stretch out the roots a bit. Place them in the bowl then cover with more soil.
- Pour remaining pea gravel over the soil to cover, then place figurines.
Easy yes? You’ll want to water once a week or enough to keep the soil moist but not saturated. Good herbs to use would be Rosemary, or Oregano. Stay away from Mint unless you want a large container of it! Mint tends to take over everywhere it is planted!
Have fun making OR I’ll see you March 16th at the Herb Terrarium Workshop!