I love terrariums for displaying small plants. They create a beautiful focal point on a bookcase, plus they’re so fun to make! This Sand Art Terrarium DIY can easily be customized to fit in with your decor. I went with a coastal theme, but it would also look great in other colors.
Succulents are all the rage right now, but let’s not forget about air plants. They’re pretty amazing! They don’t need soil to grow, so you’re not limited by planters. The air plants just sit on top of the sand. They don’t grow roots, so you can switch up your terrarium if the mood strikes.
(Don’t forget to scroll down to read about how to care for your little air plants)
Pour the first layer of sand into the terrarium.
Smooth it out with your hand to make sure it is level.
Pour the subsequent layers of sand into the terrarium slowly so you don’t disturb the layers below. Level out each layer with you hand before pouring a new one.
How to Care for Air Plants
Air plants (aka Tillandsia) don’t need soil to grow, so some people make the mistake of thinking that they don’t have to do anything to take care of them. Air plants are low maintenance, but they do have a few requirements:
Light: Bright, filtered sunlight is a must for air plants. They will not be happy in a dark bathroom, even though there’s plenty of humidity.