How To: Make a Terrarium

A terrarium is a glass container and can be interesting decorative objects to create a talking point and add greenery to a room. I have seen a lot on Instagram and on my bloglovin feed recently so I really wanted to make my own. It took me a while to find the right container for relatively cheap (some can be very expensive!) and luckily I found two; a square one from Wilkinsons on sale for £1.99 and a round glass bowl from ASDA Living for £6. The cacti can be found at a variety of shops such as IKEA, Homebase, florists, Wilkinsons and B&Q.


You will need:

  • a glass container
  • soil
  • drainage stones
  • decorative white stones
  • cactus
  • optional: moss/fern


  1. Place a 1-2cm layer of small stones in the bottom of the container (this is for drainage).
  2. Then place 2-3cm of soil on top of the stones. Make a little well in the centre of the soil and place cactus in, pack soil around the cactus (make sure you gently tease the roots of the cactus before putting it in the container).
  3. Place an even layer of white stones on top of the soil. Add moss or fern if desired.
  4. Lightly water.

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