DIY Air Plant Terrarium

My dad gardens more than anyone I know. He is always outside planting new things, repotting, rearranging and watering. Growing up, my yard was basically a jungle. Unfortunately, I did not inherit a green thumb from him. I’m VERY bad with plants, but I finally found a type that I haven’t killed (well not yet, at least)! Air Plants (also known as Tillandsia) don’t require soil to grow, only moderate light and a good soak every week or so—very low-maintenance! They are kinda weird-looking, but these little guys have so much personality! I find them so unique and beautiful!

Tillandsia Air Plant Glass Globe Terrarium Hanging from rope

 

Once I realized that I could keep these guys alive, I became obsessed with making little terrariums for them. They are super easy, affordable and very versatile. I made some for hanging and some for sitting flat on a table or shelf.

MATERIALS:

1: container – a glass globe or any glass container (mason jars also work great)
2: base material – moss, gravel or glass pebbles
3: plants – it is nice to have a few different sizes to add interest (I got mine here)

DIRECTIONS:

Once you have your materials gathered, just cover the bottom of your container with the base material and add your air plants on top. Told ya it was easy! Feel free to get creative with it, you can really add whatever you like to the terrarium, I added some special shells and rocks that I collected from a few vacations.

 

Close Up of Tillandsia Air Plant Glass Globe Terrarium with Gravel on Table

Tillandsia Air Plant Glass Globe Terrarium on Shelf with ramones album and candles

Two Tillandsia Air Plant Glass Globe Terrariums on Table with Rope

Hanging Tillandsia Air Plant Glass Globe Terrarium

 

GIVEAWAY TIME! (CLOSED)

I want to share the air plant love, so today I am giving away an air plant globe terrarium to 2 lucky readers! UPDATE: Winner announced here.

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: I’m using Rafflecopter to track entries so you can login below through Facebook OR your email and it will allow you to enter multiple ways! Good luck!!

If you are in a reader click out to access the Rafflecopter entry form. This giveaway is open through August 9.  The winner’s name will be chosen randomly and announced soon after. Please note that your entry will be removed if you do not complete it correctly. Must have a USA shipping address to be eligible for entry.


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Comments

  1. very nice :)

  2. These are really cool!!!

  3. My favorite thing about August is watching my baby brother get a year older. Or rather, REALIZING that he got a year older!
    He is turning 17 this year and is a senior in High School.
    He had a close call this year and had a major surgery and this year is especially wonderful that hes healthy and well and I’m so proud of him!

  4. Karen E. says:

    I like that fall is just around the corner and I can dust off my cold weather recipes!

  5. Debra Lee says:

    That Fall is coming soon!

  6. My favorite thing about August is back to school!!! I love air plants and I have a cool fossil rock from the beach that has a hole in it and I stuck an air plant in the hole! LOVE!

  7. Marthalynn says:

    My favorite thing about August is the bounty of fresh produce at the outdoor markets!

  8. My favorite thing about August is sort of having the excuse to start using pumpkin in my recipes because we are coming close to fall. (I just can’t help myself – I LOVE pumpkin.

  9. My husband’s birthday is in August, and so is our wedding anniversary!

  10. My birthday is August!

  11. i definitely needed more ways to put some green into my home in time for august. i only got as far as bamboo and then hoping that maybe my lavender wouldn’t die. the air plant is much more sustainable, lol! my favorite part about august, like others, is that it is the beginning of an end. i could do without this 90 degree heat :)

  12. I love summer evenings sitting on the front porch.

  13. Such a chic and simple idea! I love it!!!! I have to try this DIY out I know my mom will love it. :)

  14. these are so cute!

  15. Brittany says:

    My boyfriends birthday is in August! I love planning parties and it makes me so happy to hear him say that he had “the best birthday ever” every year.

  16. My favorite thing about August is that summer is winding down and fall is coming. I love fall.

  17. [http://www.flickr.com/photos/maisielove] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/echie52] thank you!!

  18. These are all wonderful! Love the light.

  19. My favorite thing about August is running through those precious and rare summer rainstorms! These terrariums are adorable! My honey, Judd, and I tried to make some with cacti once but it was a bit of a disaster (pictures here: http://pearlnearl.blogspot.com ) ! Thank you for sharing, and I hope I’m lucky in this giveaway because my terrarium at home is so sad!!

    xox

    Jessa

  20. Loving these terrariums – fooled me that you’re green thumbless!

  21. my favorite thing about august is the summer harvest! Eating tomatoes and having fun in the woods and wishing for another warm day.

  22. my favorite thing about august is the summer harvest! Eating tomatoes and having fun in the woods.

  23. Hi Ciera :) I’m Ana Eugénio from Portugal and I’m doing the August Break with you too ;) hope you have an extraordinary week ahead. xxo

  24. nice! capture!

  25. Cindy A. says:

    My favorite thing about August is that we’re getting closer to my favorite month… October.

  26. [http://www.flickr.com/photos/88227769@N00] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/katewares] thank you guys!

  27. my fave thing about august is that it means summer is almost over and autumn is on it’s way! (my fave)

  28. August is so ridiculously hot that my favorite thing is it means there’s only one more month til fall – my favorite season!

  29. London Leonard says:

    Favorite thing about August…hmm, well i love fall, and that means fall is near, and my mommys birthday is in August..so I like to do things for her! Thanks for the opportunity! xoxo.

  30. London Leonard says:

    Favorite thing about August…hmm, well i love fall, and that mean fall is near, and my mommys birthday is in August..so I like to do things for her! Thanks for the opportunity! xoxo.

  31. My favourite thing about August is that I still dont have to go back to work yet :) cos I work in a school !!

    Also, I hear your pain – there’s nothing worse then picking out a lovely plant and taking it home just to watch it wither and die :(

  32. Love these airplants!

  33. Favorite thing about August – more daylight hours and extra late sunsets.

  34. These are so cute!

    My favorite thing about August is that it’s almost time for the temperature to start dropping again.

  35. These are great! This shot is my fave. I love how it looks like it’s making a break for it. ;)

  36. Love this :)

  37. I love these adorable air plants. My favorite thing about August is that it means fall is close behind. I also enjoy back to school shopping for the kiddos.

  38. ahh this is the best giveaway ever! i looove air plants. my favorite thing about august is that the heat will be ending soon and fall will finally arrive. i’m not a fan of the heat :)

  39. I live in a college town so August is when all the kids come back to Chico. Although I start despising how crowded the town gets, all the traffic, all the people riding their bikes on the wrong side of the road, etc. I love the “life” it brings. And I love people watching, hah

  40. Picking fruits!

  41. My favorite thing about August is my birthday! We always went to the fair and back to school shopping so I have lots of lovely memories of August!

  42. Love these!

    My favorite thing about August is that it’s almost fall! ;)

  43. My favorite thing about August is tying up loose ends. It feels almost like spring cleaning, but in a different sense. I also love that this August I’ll spend a lot of time with friends and family before heading off to my last year of grad school. I love traveling, and I’m so looking forward to that time!

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