Yep, you read the headline right, today I started searching around for gifts for people with similar interests in the great outdoors such as myself. I wanted to find something for a garden lover, something they probably don’t already, something that is minimal maintenance and most importantly something that has some garden elements. What did my search discover? Terrariums! And not just any sort of terrarium, really cool style terrariums!
My mind was blown with exactly what is possible with these ‘modern day terrariums’. Did you know that people now put little miniature figurines in them and create ‘scenes’? Maybe I have been hiding under a rock for not knowing about this but to me it looks like an awesome gift idea. Check out some of these awesome terrariums that I found:
As with everything this got me thinking, could I make one of these myself? I wouldn’t want it to look homemade and cheap, I want one of the good ones like shown above but nonetheless a quick internet search discovered a heap of material and ‘how to’ guides on how to build your own terrarium if you are so inclined, here are some of my favourites:
- Inhabitat – DIY Terrarium
- Indestructables – How to build a Terrarium
- Apartment Therapy – How to make a Terrarium
I know some of you prefer video instructions to so here is a video guide that is somewhat easy to follow:
These look like a great activity for a weekend which can result in an awesome gift for family/friends. Some of the tutorials online have even been simplified for children for a rainy day type activity. Which leads me to my question, why aren’t terrariums more popular? They must have some negatives that I am missing. I know they need some maintenance but based on what I have read it is minimal, or are I missing something? Geez I have asked a lot of question in this post
If you decide to build your own please let me know if the comments section how you went.