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"How to make a terrarium" by Four Ferns Terrariums

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Making a terrarium can be super fun and easy! There are several ways you can create one and make it unique! The first thing you should decide is if you want to do a "closed" or "open" terrarium.  Once you've decided on a "closed" or "open" terrarium choose a bottle or jar that you like. Www.specialtybottle.com has an amazing selection of bottles! Check them out! After you have your bottle or jar picked out, choose a plant that fits perfectly in your bottle or jar. It's fun to get a smaller tropical plant (about 2-4 inches, depending on your bottle/jar) because you can watch it grow! Bigger tropical plants end up taking up the entire terrarium once you plant it & it looks smushed in the bottle/jar. It all depends on what size of bottle or jar you choose for your terrarium. Once you have your bottle/jar & plant chosen, you are ready to gather supplies to make your terrarium! 

*Tips to help you choose between a "closed" or "open" terrarium*
If you are doing a "closed" terrarium make sure you choose a tropical plant (not a succulent or cactus because they could rot). The cool thing with "closed" terrarium is that you do not have to water it! Just place your terrarium somewhere that follows what the plant "care" tag states when you purchase your plant. With an "open" terrarium there is more freedom to what plant you want to use, however you need to water it according to what the plant "care" tag states. Either terrarium ends up looking amazing! 

Follow the steps to create your own. Have fun!! 
 
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malloyellow9 months ago
what plant did you use?
jimmysymo1 year ago
Dear four ferns, I live in Israel ,and can;t find any plants,even for a very large 1000 watt
light bulb,where can I get on the NET? Please help. Have a good day. jimmy.
Four Ferns (author) 2 years ago
This is a very simple & straightforward tutorial for making a "closed" terrarium. You can use these directions & expand on them pretty much however you like. Just remember the types of plants to use in an "open" or "closed" terrarium. You have much more freedom in an "open" terrarium. Have fun with it : ) I have a ton more creative terrariums for purchase posted on my Facebook & Instagram. I am in the process of building my website. Check out my Facebook...
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Four-Ferns-Terrariums/254355867978435?sk=wall&filter=12
This is a good beginners guide to getting started - I hope you'll post some more advanced stuff for us. :D
mistyp2 years ago
I'll give this a try with my kids this spring!