Monday, December 23, 2013

Easy Home Decor Accent: Mini Indoor Terrarium

Don't you just love Pinterest?  Seriously you guys, how did we ever live without it?!  Pinterest is such a huge source of inspiration for me from recipes, to fashion, home decor, and just about everything in between.  I saw an image a while back of glass cloches being used as indoor terrariums and fell in love with how unique it looked.  

I set out to recreate the image that I saw on Pinterest, but I wanted to use a different type of plant.  The image I saw showed a mini cactus and since I try to practice fen shui in our house, I knew that using a cactus was a no no {any "spikey" plants are bad fen shui}.  Positive vibes only please!  I opted instead for Echeveria which is a variety of succulent.  

Here's how mine turned out:

Using glass cloches instantly adds an intriguing factor to any regular old houseplant.  I've gotten so many compliments from everyone who comes over to our house and its beyond easy to put together!  I found everything that I needed to create my mini indoor terrarium for under $35!! 

Here's what you will need:

Glass cloche - I picked mine up at Pottery Barn for $19 {view here} but I've seen them on occasion at Home Goods for super cheap.

Small Pot - I scored this faux antiqued pot at Target for $8.  Make sure that it has a drainage hole + a tray.

Choose your plant -  Like I mentioned above, I chose a variety of succulents {purchased from Home Depot} but a small indoor violet would also be cute as would trying out edible herbs like thyme or chives.  Bonus if you cook with them also!

A few important notes:

Make sure not to place your terrarium in a location that receives long periods of direct sunlight.  Doing so can cause the temperature to drastically rise inside the cloche and can burn your plant.

Since the cloche will retain moisture {you will be shocked at the amount of moisture that collects inside!} it will only be necessary to water your plant once every couple of weeks.

Make sure that whatever you place your cloche on top of is water resistant.  I move mine back and forth from a couple different areas so that the moisture doesn't ruin the surface on which it is resting.

Happy Planting! xx


  1. I'm a huge fan of Pinterest but never tried to recreate anything as I'm not very handy :)) Your terrarium turned out looking so so good! I'm a bit jealous now :D

    1. You should give this one a try!! I promise you definitely don't need to be handy to re-create this one! xx

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    1. Thanks Dana!! If you do, post a pic on Instagram! I would love to see how yours turns out! xx

  3. What a simple and amazing idea! Going to put this in my lil NYC studio apartment to spice it up a bit. Thanks Andy!

  4. I love succulents!! I don't think of myself having a "green thumb." They are so pretty and very easy to take care of.

    1. That's what I love about them! Since we travel so much, low maintenance plants are what I look for nowadays :)

  5. Love this recreation work..It looks great and wonderful..
    Thanks for sharing



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