Decorating Quick Tip | Picture Frames Turned Terrarium

Quick Tip #56: Old Picture Frames Turned Terrarium

Today we continue our “cool stuff to do with old picture frames” Decor Quick Tip miniseries. As I mentioned in our last Quick Tip post, we found a stack of clever and unusual picture frame DIY ideas. These tips are so quirky and playful – perfect weekend projects! In case you missed the first part in this miniseries, be sure to check out the previous picture frame tip, “Old Picture Frame Turned Jewellery Organizer”.

#56  Looking for a quick and budget-friendly weekend craft project? Why not recycle some spare picture frames into a lovely new home for your indoor plants. To make this faux terrarium you will need a selection of picture frames – it can even be cheapies from the local “China” shop. Spray-paint the frames in your desired colour and let dry. Use a glue gun or a drill and screws to fix your painted frames together to form the “walls” and pitched roof of your mini greenhouse. Pop the finished terrarium over your choice of potted plants and position close to a sunlit window. Your new picture frame terrarium will also double as a stunning decorative feature.

Follow the DIY instruction linked in the individual image captions or watch the video below…

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Quick Tip #38: Easy Greenery with Terrariums

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Every home needs a bit of greenery! This is a super easy and beautiful way to add some green to your space (oh, and they make excellent gifts too!):

#38  Add a little greenery to your interior space with an attention-grabbing terrarium! Not only are they easy to make and maintain they are also great oxygen boosters. Choose an interesting glass container – be it a vase, fishbowl or glass jar – play with various shapes and sizes. Layer pebbles, activated charcoal, and potting soil in your container and then add small plants that are well-suited to terrarium life. Place your terrariums in a well-lit spot like your desk or coffee / side table.

Want to make your own terrarium? There are dozens of helpful DIY tutorials online (like this quirky video by Suzelle DIY). Check out this beautiful infographic illustrating how to put together the perfect terrarium:

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