Making an indoor garden terrarium is a fun activity. Something the kids would enjoy doing with you.

Not to mention… they look fantastic in your house.

What you’ll need:

  • Glass container
  • Rocks
  • Charcoal
  • Bonsai soil
  • Small terrarium plants (I bought plants, soil, rocks and charcoal at Bunnings)


  1. Put a layer of rocks on the bottom of your glass container – I prefer the rocks thick so it creates a distinct layer.
  2. Add a thin layer of charcoal on top of the rocks.
  3. Add some soil. Deep enough for the roots of your plants.
  4. Plant your plants.
  5. Use a spray bottle to water.
  6. You can add rocks or animals to decorate your terrarium.

Here are some I have made:

These can be made in jars and glass containers with lids or an old fish bowl or vase. These would make great presents for friends and family. They also don’t need much looking after.

Do you have a terrarium? Why not not make your own, try it and let me know how you go in the comments below.

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  • These look really pretty and effective. My parents have one at their home though it was store bought.


  • These look great and fairly simple to make. Thank you


  • The Peace Lily are great air cleaners for indoors and I love them.
    Breathe Easier:
    This is one of the best plants for improving air quality indoors. It has one of the top removal rates of toxins such as formaldehyde, ammonia and carbon monoxide from tainted indoor air.
    But they do come with a HUGE WARNING. *********************
    CAUTION: This plant is poisonous. Keep it away from children and pets who may play with or chew on it, and wash hands thoroughly after handling it.


  • They’re very nice ! I love to give them to friends as well (instead of a bunch of fresh flowers).


  • My grandkids loved making one of these – and the best thing was they took it home with them and I didn’t have to look after them!


  • What a fun activity for the children and I to do in the holidays.


  • I love the idea of a terrarium. I have managed to kill them with love, though. They look fantastic, but I’ve resorted to artificial versions instead.


  • Ooh I could make one of these and finally have a garden!


  • These are so nice!! The last one is my favourite!


  • what a great idea and educational as well.


  • I keep seeing these and I really want one! So glad I know how to make one now. Will bring some beauty and life to my home. Thanks for sharing!


  • Some plants do much better in terrariums than others do. I had one many years ago but during a heatwave, we were away a lot longer than expected and it got too dry. The plant in the top photo is a very hardy one. An Aunty of mine actually had it coming up between the joins in her cement paths. We think the birds must have dropped the seeds there. They came up in another area too, but I know for a fact that they never planted them. My aunty nicknamed them freckle face.


  • These look great and are a wonderful and healthy way to decorate the home. Thanks for the info.


  • How fantastic. Super easy too. Thank you


  • I love this project! It’s absolutely gorgeous!!


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