Repurposed Terrariums: Truly Eco-Friendly
Has your green thumb been swept up by revival in terrariums? I am loving the resurgence in terrariums, as I personally am obsessed with miniature plants and moss. With a handful of pebbles, a layer of charcoal, and slow growing, moisture-loving plants, you can enjoy your own eco-friendly world.
You know that I love repurposed plant containers, and the possibilities for terrariums are endless, as nearly any container, bottle, and even chandelier can be repurposed into chic terrariums. Here are some repurposed terrarium ideas for your green pleasure!
Preston Baily prepares for a tea party the only way he can – by creating terrariums from vintage cake stands sprinkled with fresh flowers. Using fresh flowers is an instant way to temporarily spruce up a terrarium for a special event.
The stylish duo behind Wary Meyers show that even the humblest of pickle jars can be repurposed into a terrarium. It only takes an ability to see outside of the jar, so to speak.
From a repurposed chandelier (1970s esq, true?), Design Spunk created a very stylish accent to her workspace. I love the contrast of the vintage metal against the delicate orchids.
In a similar vein of inspiration, Kat Geiger of Design Spunk took a broken lamp and turned it into a lovely upcyled terrarium. This one is available for purchase in the aptly named GreenUnderGlass Etsy shop!
Madebymavis showcases the beauty of upcycling in the terrariums for sale in her Etsy shop. From upcycled maple syrup jars to salt and pepper shakers, her repurposed terrariums are the epitome of eco-friendly creativity.
Madebymavis strikes again with an ingenious upcycled terrarium. I love that this one serves dual purposes, creating an eco-friendly ambiance.
With the holidays well behind us, what shall we do with the remaining ornaments? Regardless of the time of year, you can always enjoy an ornament terrarium inspired by Charleston Home Magazine. This would make a lovely holiday gift too!
Artist Robert Quinn shows us that small is beautiful. These are tiny terrariums beautifully showcased in a frame. One could even take a petri dish set, turn it on its side, and put it into a frame to create a work of living art.
Not sure what to do with all of those obsolete incandescent lightbulbs now that you’ve switched to the crazy spiral ones? Turn it into a terrarium, but of course! While this lightbulb terrarium by JohnKit has not fully propagated, didn’t the idea lighbulb go off in your head?
Are you growing a terrarium in your home? Please tell us about what type of container you are using to house your eco-sphere!