Whether your thumb is green or black, you can have a flourishing, Thumbelina-sized garden in your home with a terrarium. The goldfish of botany, these eco-beauties are super easy to maintain and are sold in customizable kits your can DIY or in DIFY (Do-It-For-You) ready-made, ready-to-display biodomes.
As you can see, I especially love the terrarium's by ABJ Glassworks. Hand crafted from stained glass, her geometric gardens can be hung and her terrarium kits include all the fix ins you need to design your own secret garden (and if you want to design your own spring meadow, click here).
3-D artist Ângelo Fernandes turned a hallway into an herb garden by getting creative with plastic soda bottles, and you can use his concept to create your own small space garden. And if your garden grows outdoors, click here to learn how to turn a plastic soda bottle into a sprinkler.
DIY bottle garden
1. Cut a two-liter soda bottle in half.
2. Drill a hole on either side of the bottle and tie a string through to hang.
3. Plant your garden and hang.
4. After watering your plants, remove the screw on cap to drain excess water.
1. Glass prism terrarium by ABJ Glassworks
2. Iridis prism terrarium by ABJ Glassworks
3. Tiered air plant holder by SNL Creations
4. Zephyrus air plant terrarium by ABJ Glassworks
5. Universe terrarium kit by ABJ Glassworks
6. Antique mason jar terrarium kit by Doodle Birdie
7. Hanging teardrop terrarium by ABJ Glassworks
8. Barn wood air plant holders by Nia Craft
9. Earth terrarium kit by ABJ Glassworks