I am one step closer to achieving one of this.
I put up a picture of it on social media , and I had a few people asking me how I made it. I wasn’t planning on doing a DIY article on it, so unfortunately I haven’t got step by step pictures. Having said that though, it is so easy to make and you can do it however you want to.
I started with a large jar / vase / glass container. You can create however big or small. I even made a teeny, weeny baby version of it.
Make sure the container is immaculately clean, because you will not have a chance to clean it again after.
I put a first layer of pebbles, so that it absorbs all the water. I topped it with some soil to the height I wanted it to be. You can add layers of stone and compost in turn if you want to as well. But make sure the top layer is compost and soil.
Plan out how you are going to layout the plants and any other decorations you may want to put in. I used to collect small figurines from old shops and they were just laying around like ‘clutter’ ( as husband likes to call it) so I decided to add them to my terrarium for aesthetic pleasure. You can buy a lot of fairy garden kits from amazon and eBay too. Or you can even make some of your own.
Once you have planned out your layout take a picture of it. Try various different layouts and take pictures of them all. You may want to discuss it with someone or just want to mull over it for a while. It will also help as visual aid when you start the planting.
Once you have decided what you want. Dig holes with a teaspoon. The depth depends on the size of the plant you have. For something quite tall, you may want the hole deeper, or for something small, just a tiny gap to make sure the roots are under.
Regarding plants, succulents are the best option as they are indoor friendly and do not need a lot of caring. You can also add bits and bobs of cacti in too. I have got a collection of succulents and cacti. Once you have planted the plants, push in the figurines or decoration in place , so that they do not move about and are ‘fixed’ in.
Once you are happy with everything, you can either layer it with small pebbles and gravel or sprinkle some colored stones on top, like I have.