Mason Jar Terrarium

1,074

17

2

About: Hello! I'm just a kid who likes to make stuff and share it with everyone. I am constantly coming up with ideas and bringing them to life! I am inspired by all the great talent on this site. I also drive my p...

Hello! Welcome to my fourth instructable!
Today, I am going to teach you how to make a terrarium in a mason jar.
The reason why I decided to make this is because I love gardening.
Sometimes though, I don't feel like watering the plants, or pulling the weeds, so, I thought, why not make a mini garden!
It is so easy, quick, and inexpensive to make, and they don't require much work to maintain.
All you have to do once they are done, is place it in a sunny spot, and water them every few days ( just a sprinkle! ).
Several mason jar terrariums grouped together would liven up a dull window sill, and look very trendy.
I am only twelve, so if you have any suggestions on how to make my instructables better, or want me to do certain instructable, just let me know!

I would be very grateful if you voted for me in the gardening contest!
Anyway, on with the instructable!

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Choose Your Plant

Mosses and succulents work especially well.

Since mason jars are small, choose plants that do not grow large root systems and can thrive in small spaces, like succulents.

I chose the succulent "Golden Glow".

It is a small type of succulent that fits well in the jar.

I got mine from Lowes.

Step 2: Gather Your Materials

I will sort the materials into two groups: Needed and Optional.

Needed:

Mason Jar

Pebbles or small rocks

Potting Soil

Small Plant/Succulent

Optional:

Small Figurines

Step 3: Put in the Pebbles

The reason why you put in the pebbles, is to allow for drainage.

It helps keep the roots from sitting in water and rotting.

Do a layer of them, about half an inch to three fourths of an inch thick.

Step 4: Put in the Potting Soil

Drop in some potting soil.

Fill the jar about half way to three fourths of the way up.

Dig a deep hole where the plant will sit in.

Step 5: Put in the Plant

Carefully remove the plant from the plastic pot that it came in.

After that, place it in the hole that you dug, and cover it up.

Now is the time to put in your small figurines, if you choose to.

Mini ceramic mushrooms look super cute in these mason jar terrariums!

* Mason jar lids often come in 2 separate parts, the lid and the rim. Only screw on the rim for decoration. Do not seal up your jar completely.

Step 6: Place It on the Windowsill and Enjoy!

Place it in a spot where it will get lots of sun.

Natural sun light shining through the glass jar is so heart warming!

Thank you for tuning into my instructable!

Gardening Contest 2017

Participated in the
Gardening Contest 2017

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Book Character Costume Challenge

      Book Character Costume Challenge
    • Made with Math Contest

      Made with Math Contest
    • Cardboard Speed Challenge

      Cardboard Speed Challenge

    2 Discussions

    None
    LatresaC

    2 years ago

    succulent terrariums shouldn't be closed off...it becomes too humid and plant dies.

    1 reply
    None
    DIYEnPointeLatresaC

    Reply 2 years ago

    I agree.
    The terrarium I made is not closed up.
    It does not have the second piece (the lid) that seals up the top.
    It only has the rim screwed on to make it look nicer, but not the lid part.
    Mason jars often come with lids that are 2 separate parts...the circular lid & the rim.
    The whole top is open, as seen in the last picture.