6 Things Needed to Make a Modern Terrarium

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Do you have an empty windowsill that needs some attention? What about a green thumb but no space for a garden? Try a terrarium! These are the perfect DIY project for those wanting to have some colour in their home, exercise their creativity and in the long run, improve their air quality.
To build a terrarium, you’ll need just a few basic supplies, but otherwise, the aesthetic choices are all yours. You decide on its container, types of plants and accessories for it. Perhaps you’ll create a modern-looking terrarium that's industrial-inspired, or you’ll go for something with a more vintage and romantic feel.
Personally, I love the  geometry-inspired trend that’s been sweeping the terrarium world. The hard, angular edges the glass containers are a fantastic complement to the organic organisms that are inside. Still wondering what you’ll need to create your own?
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1. A glass container

Choosing a  glass container is more than aesthetics—it's about what will be best for your plants.
Closed containers will provide more humidity, while open containers are ideal for succulents and cacti.
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2. Plants

The type of plants you chose should coincide with your glass container. Ask yourself—where will you set your terrarium? How much light will it get? Be sure to select plants that will thrive in your chosen environment.
Succulents are easy to care for and a staple of modern decor.
Tropical plants are leafier and will create a jungle-like environment in your container.
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3. Growing medium

Once you've chosen your container and plants, they'll need a healthy growing environment.  Coir bricks are a sustainable, all natural alternative to peat moss. This potting mix holds water without getting soggy and is resistant to decay.
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4. Gravel

To ensure good drainage, line the bottom of your glass container with  gravel.
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5. Fibreglass screen

fibreglass screen prevents the soil and potting mixture from falling into the gravel.  Fiberglass is an ideal material because it doesn't rust.
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6. Sheet moss

Once you've got your terrarium assembled,  sheet moss will help keep secure your plants and add extra green to the environment.

Written by: brwnpaperbag
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