Did you notice how terrariums looked great on a coffee table or an office desk?
I believed there was a secret choice of soil and plants in order to make such a cool type of interior decoration.......the fact is:
IT IS EASY AS NOSE PICKING!!!
you just have to respect a few steps many other instructables talked about, but I wanted to be more global in my explanations...
please note, I'm not talking about insects, batracians or rare plants terrariums, just cool little pieces of art everybody can make.
Perfect for kids at home or at school, SUCCESS GUARANTEED!!!!!
please check this page for a good example of what you can do (the autor has a lot of talent)
Step 1: Get a cool container
this is a cheese serving set I bought for 6 euros. the glass dome makes it elegant and is very efficient, creating a kind of greenhouse and keeping the whole stuff moist.
bottles work great, but the neck makes it harder to work (think about bottled boats...), but if you can put draining material and substrate inside, the plants will grow anyway, and you will only have to clean the walls after a few weeks or month....
Step 2: Make a draining layer.
I had some clay balls, but any pea sized stones or gravel will do the job.
I would say the ideal thickness of the draining layer is between 1/4 and 1/3 of the total amount of material (draining layer + substrate layer).
those pictures don't show that proportion because the container was a kind of shallow dish.....anyway it's hard to mess up....