Vertical wall terrarium
These vertical terrariums make great gifts - or keep them for your home - they are extremely easy to maintain. Who wouldn’t want to bring a little bit of the outdoors to their home or office?
You will need:
Gravel (at pet stores in the aquarium section)
Cactus or succulents - air plants are also great
Potting soil - only a small amount
Rust-Oleum spray paint - satin white
Metal tins (recycle old coffee or cake tins)
Glass or acrylic cut to size
Clear silicone sealer
You can use any Dremel MultiTool for this project and it requires a reinforced grinding wheel that is designed for cutting through metal. DO wear safety glasses and gloves when cutting into any metal.
1. Cover your tins with masking
tape before you begin spray
painting the inside of them.
2. Spray the tins with 2 to 3 light
coats of satin white, allowing
drying time between each coat.
3. Use your Dremel MultiTool and
cut-off wheel to cut out a section
of the lid. Cut around the rim of
the lid, leaving just enough
around the lid so that you
can secure the glass or acrylic
GOOD TO KNOW
Wear safety glasses when cutting through the lid, as sparks will fly!
4. Place glass or acrylic into the
metal frame of the lid and
secure in place with clear
5. On the tins, remove tape.
Pop on the lid and start filling
up the terrarium.
6. Add gravel, moss and plants.
If you prefer building a closed
terrarium and skip cutting
the lids, you will need
activated charcoal, which can
be found in the aquarium
section at any pet store.
Air plants won’t work well in closed containers.