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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tea Tin Terrarium



My obsession with succulents started last summer. My mother always had pots of hens and chicks on our porch when I was a kid, but I never paid any attention to them until it was time for a garden of my own. I loved them so much that I decided I wanted an all-succulents garden next (this) summer. 


And then I found out about terrariums....I could make INDOOR arrangements of succulents that I could enjoy year round. I've never seen a terrarium pin that I didn't like. 

A thoughtful friend happened to notice my love of terrariums on pinterest and surprised me with a terrarium kit for my birthday. I was so excited to make my first one!




But after I finished, I realized that I still had terrarium fixin's left over...




...and somehow my hens and chicks managed to survive the winter (I was a terrible person and left them outside). I decided it was time to rescue a handful and let them cheer up my kitchen sill. 


Tea Tin Terrarium 
Materials
plants
soil
pea gravel
crushed charcoal
coffee filter

Provided you already have a Hens and Chicks plant (or an obliging friend), snip off a few chicks. 





Clean out any dead leaves hiding around the base of the plants. 
Let them sit for a few days and dry out a bit. 





Take your nice shiny tin. 





**Addendum** 
I didn't do this, but I would advise lining the bottom with a piece of plastic. My tin has started to rust a bit. Learn from my mistakes!

Cover the bottom with a layer of pea gravel 






Cover the pebbles with a thin layer of charcoal.






Cut a square of coffee filter to place over the charcoal. I found that the easiest method was to fold the coffee filter around the tin mouth...






...sketch the outline...





...and cut.





Fill the rest of the way with dirt and plant succulents.






Keep the soil moist for the first couple weeks. Succulents don't usually like a lot of water, but these guys will need it while they're re-establishing their roots.






See how much mine grew in just a few weeks! And gosh, don't the leaves look so much healthier?? (Major guilt trip for abandoning them to the cold.) I've rescued another batch of cuttings and I'm going to make a bigger arrangement for my table.





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24 comments:

  1. I love this idea soooo much! I adore terrariums but have never made or owned one. The idea of making one out of a tea Tim is the best idea ever.

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  2. I love succulents and mine are able to winter outside here. I never really thought of having them inside. Love the idea of the tin.

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  3. I love anything that uses tins. I like collecting them but have a hard time finding uses for them.

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  4. I jumped over from White Lights on Wednesday. Very cute idea! I have just the tin to use (an old syrup can) and some succulents ready to go. Think I will do this (and link back to you!). Love it! Krista

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  5. What a neat idea! I've never made a terrarium, except in elementary school and that didn't turn out too well! This makes me want to give it another go! Thanks for sharing such an awesome idea!!
    -Kim

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  6. What a sweet tiny garden! I would not have even known where to begin, but you described it perfectly!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at our Monday Funday link party!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  7. Newest follower here! I found you though the blog hop. You have a wonderful blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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  8. I LOVE THIS! I've always thought that succulent plants were so lovely, but seeing as how I have no green thumb whatsoever, I've never given in to actually owning any plants. Starting small like this gives me hope.

    Thanks for sharing! I'm hosting a giveaway over at my blog so feel free to check it out and enter! Lots of fun goodies.

    Have a great week!

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  9. That's adorable! And I love how the yellow of the tin goes so well with the green of the succulents. :)

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  10. This is TOO cute. Looks like something that would cost $100 at anthro. :) Love! Thanks for linking it up to Monday Funday!

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  11. What a great idea! I happen to have some really lovely tea tins. I will have to buy some succulents because they would in no way over winter outside where I live!!

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  12. Love this! Thank you so much for this fun idea!

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  13. Oh that's adorable!I love succulents and plants in tea tins, so this is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

    - Meghan @Make Something Daily

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  14. This is such a cute idea and a perfect way to re-enjoy those tea tins, there so cool, I never wanted to throw them away, now I know what to do with them! :) Michelle

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  15. Those are so cute! I have a collection of tea tins from when I used to work at Barnes & Noble and others I have collected along the years. Now, if only I had a cat that wasn't a plant killer...

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  16. Such a cute idea!! I love it! I will pin this for later! Julia @ www.juliakendrick.com

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  17. Such a sweet idea! I love tea tin too. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Great idea! Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  19. I love this idea:) You will be featured tomorrow on Tell Me Tuesday! Thanks for sharing!!

    Tori

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  20. I want to try this!! Oh and by the way I love the design of your blog! Very cute!

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