We found this informative and creative tutorial on how to create a simple yet stylish hanging terrarium on https://needlesandleaves.squarespace.com/ a great succulent and terrarium info and project site. Read below to see this step by step on how to create your own miniature hanging garden and come in to Jamestown Feed and Seed and find all the supplies listed here to creat yours today!
Materials You Need
Glass Bubble Terrarium or Tea Light Holder
(These are available at Jamestown Feed and Seed)
• Activated Charcoal
• Potting Soil
• Clear string
1. Start by lining the bottom of the terrarium with a thin layer of activated charcoal.
2. Mix a little bit of charcoal with your potting soil and add the soil mixture to the terrarium.
3. Decide which plants you would like to use for your terrarium. If you are using cuttings, make sure to take them a few days prior to making your terrarium. To avoid rot, you will want to give the ends time to dry out and callous over before planting them in soil.
4. Begin adding plants and decorations to your terrarium. I used sand for aesthetic value. Depending on the size of the opening of your terrarium you may find it easier to add the sand before your plants. If you plant your succulents first, use a spoon to pour the sand around the plants. Next, add your moss, pebbles and twigs. The opening on my terrariums was quite small, so I used a straw to add moss to the back where my fingers couldn’t reach. I also used the straw to gently blow sand and soil off of the plants and glass.
5. Tie clear sting from the top of your terrarium to the branch. I made four terrariums and hung them all from the same branch above my mantle.
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