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air plant terrarium

emily2 Comments
A dear friend's birthday gave me a reason to dream up another terrarium last week! This one is a bit different than my desert terrarium. It is similar in that it is super easy to care for, but this one requires even less attention! For those of you who lean this way, here is how to make one like it:

Air Plant Terrarium
- Open glass container. I found this one at West Elm. I loved the pedestal on it because it added a little more interest to the whole piece, but you can easily find a similar shape without the pedestal at most craft stores.
- Sand. I choose a sand that had a larger grain to give it more texture. Also, consider using a black or colored sand for this style since it is so promient. Creating an uneven layer adds dimension.
- 2-3 air plants, depending on the size of your container.
- An object that will add some visual interest. I found this lovely little owl at a local garden store, but a colorful rock could be used too.

Air plants are so easy to care. There are many varieties and shapes out there, but they all basically need air and a light mist of water. The easiest way to do this is to keep a water bottle on hand. Give the plants a quick spray weekly. Another way to water them is to dunk them quickly in water and let them air dry before placing them back in the container.

Voilà! A lovely terrarium that takes less time to care for than it does to make!