Succulents and cacti need very little water and soil, so don't exclude very small containers as possibilities for terrariums. You can use any small container with a clear lid to get this look. Slide the clear cover so you expose just more than half of the opening. Layer your rocks, charcoal (optional) and soil as pictured above. Plant mini water-storing varieties and arrange small pebbles around then as decoration. Glue a rare earth magnet to the back side to hang on any ferrous metal surface. More details on how to make this magnetic container can be found here.
1. Ornament Terrarium
Spruce up boring glass ornaments by turning them into terrariums. You can use any clear glass ornament that has a removable hanger. We suggest repurposing an old ornament, or finding on at your local thrift store, but you can also find them at craft stores. Fill the hollow area with soil and small plants to complete the look. All the details for the how-to can be found here.
2. Cut-Off Bottle Terrarium
Get the look of a “ship in a bottle” by building your terrarium into a repurposed bottle laid on its side. We suggest using a tall cyclindral bottle, but you could experiment with smaller soda bottle or odd shaped. You may find a local glass cutting shop to take off the top in order to make a wider opening to plant, or your can carefully cut it yourself using string and nail polish remover. If you love this look, but are not looking to get into a DIY project, you can purchase all of the materials as a kit from Uncommon Goods.