Hey there friends! This week I’m posting a super easy tutorial for something that is near and dear to my heart. FAUX PLANTS! You might be thinking “what the heck Hannah, why would I want fake plants?” Yes, live plants are great, they brighten up your space, add character and they improve indoor air quality but I REALLY struggle keeping plants alive. That’s why I like a mix of faux plants and live plants in my home. At least when the live ones die I still have some greenery around my home. Here is a tutorial for a 5 minute faux terrarium that can cost less than $10 total (depending on what container you choose.)
If you think that I’m overselling my ability to kill plants, just check out this super sad pot with four dead stems and no remaining leaves. 🙁 I manage to kill just about every plant including cacti and succulents. I’ve had luck with a few species of plants but anytime I buy something new it’s pretty much a 50/50 chance that it will survive. *I would like to mention that I’ve replaced this dead plant with a new one since I took this picture. My husband jokes that we spend hundreds of dollars replacing our plants each year. Sadly, I don’t think he’s exaggerating much.
Now let’s talk about how I made this super easy faux terrarium in under 5 minutes and for less than $10. Here are the materials that I used. This post contains affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will make a commission if you click-through and make a purchase
I purchased both the glass vessel and the moss at TJMaxx. I’ve seen the package of moss in my picture at every TJMaxx, Homegoods or Marshalls that I’ve been to so it seems to be something that they stock regularly. If you like this mix and are unable to find it at your local store, here is something very similar from Amazon. The glass dome that I found was on clearance for $5.99! I wasn’t able to find one for $5.99 on Amazon, but if you aren’t able to find what you like at a local store, here is something similar to what I used. Fun fact, these are apparently called cloche bell jars. It sounds so darn fancy. I feel like I should be in Beauty and the Beast and put a single rose in there or something.
How to make a faux terrarium
Step 1 – Arrange the green moss
Step 2 – Add the purple/red accents
Step 3 – Add the white/beige accents
And there you have it! I love the earthy colors of this faux terrarium. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to add colorful plant like decor to your home without having to worry about under-watering, over-watering or not getting enough sunlight. It’s essentially maintenance free aside from having to dust the glass every so often.
Here is a close up so that you can see the texture and detail. The other pictures really don’t do it justice.
If you want to save this tutorial for later, you can pin it below. 🙂
Do you guys struggle with killing plants too? If so, have you found specific plants that are easier than others to keep alive?
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Happy crafting friends.
A THRIFTED DOME CHEESE PLATTER WOULD WORK TOO. I JUST PICKED ONE UP TO DO HALLOWEEN AND CHRISTMAS MINIATURES ON. NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS SO I MAY HAVE TO MAKE ONE OF THESE AS WELL.
I KILL PLANTS INDOORS TOO, NOT ENOUGH SUNLIGHT IN OUR HOUSE
I wish that I could blame poor sunlight for my issues. Nope, just the farthest from a green thumb that you can get! 😂. Great idea to use a thrifted dome cheese platter!