I admit it. I’m going a little crazy waiting for spring to arrive. Maybe it’s how cold it’s been around Southeastern Wisconsin this winter, or maybe it’s just me being extra antsy, but it’s driving me nuts not being able to go outside and plant stuff yet.
Luckily, as a florist, I’m still surrounded by gorgeous bouquets and arrangements at Belle Fiori throughout the cold months. I also take special care to brighten my home with plants year-round, so it’s not the worst thing that there’s still snow on the ground. This year though, I have a new obsession…
Succulents, container gardens, and terrariums.
The three terms can be used interchangeably or vary depending who you talk to, but I’m sure a lot of you know what I’m talking about. (And if you don’t, prepare to be cheered by these adorable little gardens)
Usually consisting of cactuses, mosses, or other easy to maintain greenery, succulents can be housed in glass containers that range in style from super sleek to vintage glass. Indoor container gardens and terrariums are becoming more and more popular as do-it-yourselfers and bloggers have taken to exploring fun ways to brighten up their homes and apartments with nature inspired projects and decor.
Just the other day I searched “succulents” on Pinterest and BAM, the next hour and a half of my day was spent exploring all the neat variations people have come up with.
The reason I love indoor terrariums is that they’re both easy to construct and fun to display. After I displayed my first one in fact, almost everyone who visited my home commented on what a cute idea it was. (Which is probably why I’ve now taken to making them for other people and gifting them since I’m pretty much running out of space, haha) But that’s what I love about about the whole process. Making them is quick and simple, and sharing them with others is a fun way to justify my constant need to be crafty. Plus, it means i get to go thrift shopping for all shapes and sizes of glass containers which is basically becoming a new hobby all in itself.
So if you’re looking for a cool, indoor project to beat the cold Milwaukee blues this winter, I suggest you consider creating your own container garden or terrarium. And if you become addicted like me, remember, you can always give them away as gifts or party favors!
If you’re looking for a step-by-step process on how to make your own at-home succulent or terrarium, I suggest you check out Pinterest. Otherwise, here is a fun example from the bloggers at Thrifty Decor Chick. No matter what blog, article, or photo you get inspired by, I urge you to have fun with this project and explore the different textures and plant varieties that lend themselves to these unique displays.