Weekends are for relaxing on the couch, drinking mimosas at early hours, and taking prompt, 2pm naps. Ah, a glorious 2 days. But I do like to have a project during the weekend to keep me from being completely glued to the couch. That project might be more mundane like cleaning, reorganizing, or exciting like cooking a large meal, or attempting a bit of DIY.
Last weekend I set aside 10 minutes to create my first terrarium, which is a nice way to display fuss free plants, like succulents or cacti. They can be intricate, with bark, moss, and several types of soil, or they can be simple, which was the route I chose for my first attempt.
All you need for a basic terrarium is cactus soil (which is fast-draining), decorative stones, a glass container, and plant. I found my stones at Homegoods—it was harder to find garden pebbles this time of year at most craft stores—and I got the jar for 50 cents at Goodwill.
A little bit of twine breaks up the large soil layer and gives a bit of rustic touch.
For watering I give the plant a few mists 2-3 times a week.
The plant also has a name too: Bernadette.
Cool factor: 8